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DUBAI, UAE– 17 February 2022

Caribbean medical schools poised for further growth with presence at ICEF Dubai 2022

Leading Caribbean medical schools, Saba University School of Medicine (“SABA”), St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine (“SMUSOM”) and Medical University of the Americas (“MUA”), further elevate their commitment to growth and expansion through their participation at the recently concluded ICEF Dubai 2022.

ICEF Dubai is the region’s leading student recruitment networking event for international education institutions recruiting students from the Middle East and North Africa. The event was held over four days, from 7 to 10 February 2022, at the Jumeirah Emirates Towers in Dubai, United Arab Emirates – with the first three days being hybrid and the fourth virtual only. 

Recognizing the potential that Middle East and North Africa regions represent as an attractive source of students, this year, SABA, SMUSOM and MUA have partnered with ICEF as a gold sponsor for the Dubai event. This is part of the medical schools’ ongoing efforts to expand its network of diverse international student population and generate awareness of the schools’ programs.

Students across the three medical schools are provided with the opportunity to achieve advanced medical and veterinary degrees, while being taught using the same integrated curriculum used in medical schools in the USA and Canada – offering a seamless pathway for students to become physicians and veterinarians in the USA.

Graduates are also eligible for medical residency in the USA - all three institutions have a long history of attaining residencies in many specialties. Furthermore, SABA, SMUSOM and MUA are fully accredited and have received approvals from the key states of New York, California and Florida.

Representing SABA, SMUSOM and MUA at ICEF Dubai 2022, Philippe VanHecke, Director of International Business Development, said: “ICEF Dubai is one of the largest and most comprehensive global networking event for the international education industry. I am delighted to have represented SABA, SMUSOM and MUA at this event as we look to drive our commitment to further growth in the market.

“Over the four days, the event provided an excellent platform to discuss the schools with  agents and representatives from all over the world. Additionally, the event and its seminars helped attendees understand the current international higher education landscape, and how to navigate the present challenges successfully.”

ICEF Dubai 2022 was attended by 510 participants. The event also saw the participation of 321 organizations with representatives from over 40 countries.

SABA, SMUSOM and MUA are part of the Global University Systems’ group of private higher education institutions.


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