Medical teaching and education face significant challenges but also show great promise. In response, BMC established a plan, an ambitious but achievable plan to meet these needs. Our program plans to improve and recognize teaching, develop, and critically access emerging educational modalities and techniques, encourage, and support educational research and scholarship, and foster the professional growth of future leaders in health care and medical education.

Our mission is to promote, value, and advance the educational mission of our institute while delivering exceptional, compassionate health care through innovation and integration.

Basic Programs

  • Observership Programs
  • Undergraduate Medical Education Programs

Intermediate Programs

  • Internship Programs
    • Physician Internship Programs
    • Pharmacy Internship Programs
  • Return to Practice
    • Pharmacy Experience Equivalency Program

Our leadership and faculty members

Dr. Mohammad Fityan,
Designated Institutional Official (DIO)

Dr. Neil Arun Nijhawan,
Program Director for Medical Programs

Dr. Mahesh Cirasanambati,
Program Director for Allied Health Programs

Dr. Michelle Machon  Program Director for the Nursing Program

Ms. Jumana Megdadi
Program Director for the Pharmacy Program

Ms. Jesy Sodusta
Medical Education Training Coordinator

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    Awards & Accreditations


    Burjeel Medical City was awarded designation as a teaching hospital by the Department of Health, Abu Dhabi in 2021, allowing the hospital to provide basic education and training programs including observerships, clinical attachments, and internships. In 2022, the hospital was designated as a teaching hospital that provides Intermediate training programs including internship, return to practice, and experience equivalency programs. All educational activities carried out are audited by the Department of Health to comply with their standards.​​