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Congratulations to Fatima El Zahra

17 May 2017:

Congratulations to Fatima El Zahra:

Fatima El Zahra, a fourth year student of Dubai Medical College (DMC) has been awarded the prestigious Sheikh Hamdan Award for distinguished University Student in 2017.



This award is given to university students who excel in academics as well as extra-curricular activities, besides possessing qualities of a model citizen. Sheikh Hamdan Award for distinguished Academic performance was established in 1998 by Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Minister of Finance, in order to promote educational excellence in learning and teaching, and foster innovation and talent. This award has multiple categories, and one of the category is distinguished University Student. Fatima along with other winning students, teachers and educators was honored in an award ceremony on April 25, 2017, where she was given a trophy and a cash prize. 

This is not the first time Fatima has won this award. She also won Sheikh Hamdan Award for Distinguished School student, when she was in high school. Fatima said, “The positive environment in UAE helps people strive for excellence and achieve the best.  May God bless His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid for establishing this prestigious and global award”. 

Prof. Galal, Dean of DMC said: “Sheikh Hamdan award is a prestigious award. We are pleased to see our student, Fatima El Zahra, striving for excellence in education and winning this award. She is remarkable in her ability to balance her academics with extra-curricular activities including community service.” 

When asked about a message for other students, Prof. Galal replied: “UAE is a place where striving for excellence is not only appreciated but fostered. So always work hard and be multi-faceted.”

Dubai Medical College was established in 1986. DMC offer a distinguished MBBS program and accepts girls of all nationalities. It provides a learning environment which fosters high moral values to create socially responsible global physicians. DMC is an accredited with MOE, UAE  and also has won accolades for excellence  e.g. Dubai Quality Award in 2012 and Mohammed bi Rashid Al Maktoum Award in 2011. DMC is also recognized by British Medic al Council (GMC) and WHO Directory of Medical Schools. 



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