United Arab Emirates, 26 August 2020: More than 10,000 students from various schools across the UAE are expected to participate in the 14th annual edition of the ‘Medical and Science Exhibition (MASE)’, the biggest inter-school medical and science exhibition in the country organized by Gulf Medical University (GMU). This will also be the first fully online edition of MASE, organized in conformity with the safety regulations in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Participation is open to students of grades 10, 11 and 12; individuals as well as teams can participate. Competitions will be held in arts, science and combination of arts and science. It includes Projects, Posters and Painting categories, with the number of entries limited to one per student, in each category. However, participants are allowed to submit entries to multiple categories. This year, the event has added new competitions like English and Arabic poetry and music composition.
Elaborating on the objectives of GMU MASE, Prof. Hossam Hamdy, the Chancellor of GMU said, “Every year, GMU organizes MASE to nurture the scientific and arts talents of students and to imbibe in them scientific thinking, innovation and humanism. Medicine is an arts and science. Art acts as a medium to stimulate scientific thinking and engage the brain, making it an important tool to strengthen the consciousness of future medical and science professionals.”
Entries can be submitted online at: https://gmu.ac.ae/mase/2020/. Posters and pictures can be uploaded as image files. Projects must be uploaded as videos of 2-5 minutes duration, explaining the working principle, its benefits for the society and the inspiration behind it. Participants can also upload their poems and music composition files. Once the entries are approved, they appear on the MASE website, and participants may seek votes for their entries by sharing the link on social media.
Attractive cash prizes await the winners. All participants will be presented gift vouchers redeemable against various services at Thumbay Group entities.
All entries have to be uploaded latest by 30th September 2020. The entries will be evaluated by a panel of judges from the UAE, Europe and USA. The prize distribution ceremony will be held on 10th October 2020.
Gulf Medical University (GMU), Ajman, has six colleges and offers 26 accredited programs with students of over 86 nationalities. The undergraduate programs offered by GMU include Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing, Biomedical Sciences, Healthcare Management & Economics, Anesthesia Technology, Medical Laboratory Sciences, Physiotherapy, Medical Imaging Sciences and Associate Degree in Preclinical Sciences. Graduate programs are offered in Public Health, Physical Therapy, Endodontology, Periodontics, Clinical Pharmacy, Healthcare Management & Economics, Health Professions Education and Medical Laboratory Sciences.
Located in Thumbay Medicity, Ajman, the hub of state-of-the-art medical education, healthcare and research, GMU provides clinical training to its students through the various academic health centers of the Gulf Medical University Academic Health System, including Thumbay University Hospital, Thumbay Dental Hospital and Thumbay Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Hospitals located in the campus. Since its inception 22 years ago, around 2000 students have passed out of GMU and successfully working at various positions – including CEOs, COOs, Medical Directors and Head of Departments – in the healthcare industry in the Middle East, Africa, South Asia, Europe, America and Australasia. Among them are a number of Emirati medical practitioners who have made a mark in many UAE hospitals, helping the country advance towards its healthcare goals. The University’s academic and research tie-ups with over 60 international universities and research institutions ensures global acceptance and employability.