The Sharjah Medical Excellence Cluster (SMEC) exposes students to a
wide variety of programs in the medical and health sciences field. It consists
of the Colleges of Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, and Health Sciences. SMEC is a
unique 21st century model of multi professional medical education, research and
service, having the health of the community at its center, introducing
innovation in education and translating researches from the labs to the patient
with its impact on health of the community at large.
The cluster started in 2005 by establishing the College of Medicine,
College of Dentistry and College of Pharmacy. The College of Health Sciences,
which was established in 1999, moved to the new campus in 2006.
In 2009, the
Clinical Training Center (CTC) and Sharjah Surgical Institute (SSI) were added
to the cluster, followed in 2010 by Sharjah Institute of Medical Research. In
2011, two major establishments joined the cluster, University Hospital Sharjah
and University Dental Hospital.
In 2012 Sharjah University Center of Health-professions Education
Leadership and Research (CHELR), a center of excellence in medical education joined the cluster. The Colleges, Institutes, and Centers differentiate
themselves as a leading hub in medical education, research and service
nationally, regionally and internationally. It integrates the full spectrum of
medical education, training, research, and healthcare services under one
organization on the same premises.
SMEC is supported by a network of strategic alliances with international
leading organizations, universities, institutes, centers, and industrial
partnerships such as University Paris Diderot, INSERM, Institut Gustave Roussy
“France”, Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, Monash University, Adelaide
University “Australia”, The Royal College of Surgeons “England”, American Heart
Association, Temple University, New Jersy University “USA”, World Health
Organization, Mie University “Japan”, Johnson & Johnson Medical, and JULPHAR
leading pharmaceutical Industries.
The Sharjah Medical Excellence Cluster consists of the
- College of Medicine
- College of Dental Medicine
- College of Pharmacy
- College of Health Sciences
- Sharjah Institute of Medical Research
- Sharjah University Clinical Training Center (CTC)
- Sharjah Surgical Institute (SSI)
- Sharjah University Laser Training and research Center (SULTARC)
- University Hospital, Sharjah
- University Dental Hospital, Sharjah
- Center of Health professions Education Leadership & Research (CHELR)