We are delighted to inform you that RAK College of Pharmacy, RAK Medical and Health Sciences University, status has been redesignated from Provisional Certification (Category 2) to International Accreditation (*online evaluation) by Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) USA.     New fee structure updated for the academic year 2023-24.     All Programs are accredited by Ministry of Education, UAE.    All our programs are recognized by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Dean's Message


Dear Faculty, Staff, and Students of the College of Pharmacy,

I hope this message finds you all in good health and high spirits. It is with great pleasure and excitement that I take this opportunity to introduce myself as the new Dean of the College of Pharmacy at Ras Alkhama Medical and Health Sciences University (RAKMHSU). I am honored to join this esteemed institution and work alongside each of you in shaping the future of pharmacy education and research.

I come to this role with a deep passion for advancing pharmaceutical sciences and patient care. Over the years, I have had the privilege of working in various leadership capacities within academia and the pharmaceutical industry. My primary goal as Dean is to build on the strong foundation of excellence that already exists within the college and to foster an environment that promotes innovation, diversity, and collaboration.

I firmly believe that the College of Pharmacy plays a vital role in preparing future pharmacists, pharmaceutical scientists, and researchers who will drive advancements in healthcare and positively impact the lives of patients. To achieve this vision, I am committed to working closely with faculty, staff, and students to:

  1. Enhance the curriculum: We will continuously update our programs to align with the evolving needs of the healthcare industry, incorporating cutting-edge research and technology into our teaching methodologies.
  2. Facilitate research and innovation: I am dedicated to providing the necessary resources and support for faculty and students to engage in impactful research and drug development projects that address critical health challenges.
  3. Strengthen community partnerships: We will forge strong ties with healthcare organizations, industry partners, and other academic institutions to promote collaborative opportunities and enrich our students' experiential learning.
  4. Promote student success: Our commitment to student success goes beyond academics. We will focus on creating a nurturing and inclusive environment that supports the personal and professional growth of our students.
  5. Embrace diversity and inclusivity: I firmly believe that a diverse and inclusive academic community fosters creativity, empathy, and better problem-solving. We will actively promote diversity among our faculty, staff, and student body.

In the coming weeks, I look forward to meeting the students and staff and learning more about the outstanding work you are doing in research, teaching, and patient care. Your dedication to advancing pharmacy education and improving patient outcomes is what makes our college special, and I am eager to be a part of this shared journey.

If you have any suggestions, ideas, or concerns that you would like to share with me, please do not hesitate to reach out. I am committed to an open-door policy and value your input in shaping the future of our college.

Together, we will achieve new heights of excellence in pharmaceutical education, research, and community engagement. I am excited about the possibilities that lie ahead and the positive impact we can make on the profession of pharmacy.

Thank you all, and I am looking forward to working with all of you.

Best regards,

Prof. Mohamed El-Tanani

Vice President - Research & Post-Graduate Studies and Dean - RAK College of Pharmacy