The College of Medicine and Health Sciences (CMHS) of the United Arab Emirates University is the first and highest ranked medical school in the United Arab Emirates. It was first opened in 1984 by His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mubarak Al Nahayan, Minister of Higher Education & Scientific Research, and Supreme Chancellor of the University. CMHS evolved rapidly from its embryonic beginnings. In 1986 the first batch was admitted and graduated in 1993.
The College is internationally recognized and ranked highly, especially amongst similar institutions in the Middle East. It is accredited by the General Medical Council (GMC), listed and accepted by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, and recognized by American and Canadian Universities and health institutions. CMHS strives to produce Emirati doctors educated to the highest international standards. It organizes regular continuing professional development and has an impressive record in establishing productive research programs.