Streamlining and Modernizing Medical Workforce Governance: A Case Study of Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates

Stephanie Short, Nikhil Hawal, Nasser Sai Albusaidi

Medical workforce governance in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a significant and timely topic. Issues of professional recruitment, retention, and integration require attention, as the majority of doctors and other healthcare professionals in the UAE are internationally trained graduates. This policy paper highlights results from a study exploring the policies and processes that could help inform the future improvement of health professional regulation in the UAE. The paper concludes by offering recommendations for future policies and research relevant to key stakeholders, including healthcare employers, regulators, medical practitioners, researchers, and community stakeholders.

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Author affiliations: 

Stephani Short, University of Sydney

Nikhil Hawal, Ras Al Khaimah Medical and Health Sciences University

Nasser Sai Albusaidi, School of Public Health at Griffith University


Recommended citation: Short, S. (2018). Streamlining and Modernizing Medical Workforce Governance in the UAE (Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research Policy Paper No. 27). doi:10.18502/aqf.0090