Community Service

Giving Back to the Community

The College of Medicine and Health Sciences (CMHS) is internationally recognized and has a high global ranking.  It has been providing community services for the UAE since its establishment as a faculty in 1986. The range of community services include activities by the staff of our 15 basic science and clinical departments, and our undergraduate and postgraduate students.  The services offered reflect the expertise of the academic staff, and the interests of the students and faculty.

Emirates Health Services (EHS)

In June 2010, the Emirates Health Services (EHS) was established under the umbrella of the College of Medicine & Health Sciences (CMHS). The overall objective of the EHS is to facilitate clinical activity and provision of clinical teaching, assessment, advice, management and patient care.  Potential recipients of the services include hospitals and healthcare facilities, health ministries, health care and other industries, national and international medical and health organizations, and members of the UAE community. more details

Zayed Bin Sultan Center for Health Sciences

The United Arab Emirates University, with the generous support of the Zayed Foundation, has established the Zayed Bin Sultan Center for Health Sciences (ZCHS).  This is the Colleges flagship research center for population health. The center was established to support and contribute to the UAEU's mission of becoming a world-class center for applied research, with national and international outreach and innovation whilst preserving the unique values of the UAE.  The center will build an international reputation and intends to forge formal links with other universities and institutions through equitable memoranda of understanding. more details

Membership of Expert Advisory Committees

CMHS provide academic staff members to chair or serve as members on expert committees for government departments, industry, and other organizations and agencies in the UAE.  Examples include the National Immunization Technical Advisory Group (Ministry of Health), the Blood Transfusion committee, the Dubai High Court, Abu Dhabi High Court, and the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department (for medico-legal cases).  Academic staff are also available to participate as external examiners, external assessors for promotion, and in their area of expertise in regional and international expert committees.

Student Involvement in Community Services

Our medical students work in teams, especially during their clinical postings to provide community services such as health screenings to the general public and provide advice on the prevention of diseases prevalent in the UAE community such as:

  • Cardiovascular disease, including obesity and hypertension
  • Diabetes
  • Diseases due to lifestyle factors: tobacco consumption, unhealthy diet
  • Injury from unsafe driving habits, storage of medications in homes

Our students are also prepared to work with healthcare agencies regarding initiatives in disease prevention in the community.

Access to National Medical Library

The national medical library is a facility maintained by the College.  It houses a range of reference resources including textbooks, journals, and electronic databases.  These resources are available for use by members of the community.

Consultation Services

The College of Medicine & Health Sciences is keen to develop consultation and community services in special subject areas reflecting the interests of the staff.  These subject areas include, but are not confined to:

  • Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Genetics
  • Immunology
  • Infection
  • Neuroscience
  • Oncology
  • Trauma
  • Public Health
  • Occupational Health (We are now a designated WHO Collaborating Centre for this field, the only one in the Middle East)


Oct 27, 2014