In cooperation with The Entrepreneurship Center (TEC), DWC participated in UAE's first nationwide CERT|Wharton Entrepreneurial Planning & Innovation Competition (EPIC 2010) with students and alumnae entering their innovative business or new product plans to compete for over 180,000 AED in cash prizes. Thanks to intensive coaching from The Entrepreneurship Center and full support of faculty and staff, DWC dominated all rounds of this competition, making up for over 50% of the ranked teams, and securing first place, second place, honorable mention, and BEST all-around Undergraduate Award, walking away with over 145,000 AED in cash prizes.
First place was awarded to DWC Health Sciences Dental Assistant students, Dalal Al-Dhabyani, Salimah Ahmed and Khawlah Al-Hanni who modeled a firm Miracle Makers, a medical devices firm whose flagship product is the D-Kit, a 4-in-1 bilingual computerized device and guideline which assists diabetics in managing their disease and the ancillary complications including hypertension, obesity, etc. Miracle Makers outstanding goal was to improve community health by producing products that combat prevalent health concerns in the UAE and the GCC.
College-wide Health Screening and Assessment
Every year, the students from Health Sciences Year 3 offer free Health Screening and Assessment to all DWC staff and students. This is a fun day as students organize the event and look forward to practicing activities they learned in class, such as taking blood pressure and pulse, measuring height and weight and measuring cholesterol, hemoglobin and glucose levels. Students also give advice on how to stay healthy.
Oral Health and Dental Week
Our Certified Dental Assistants run an Oral Health and Dental Week for DWC staff and students annually. Students perform dental screenings for DWC staff and students in addition to organizing other activities such as teeth mould painting competitions and smile identification. The week-long campaign aims at promoting healthy lifestyle and oral hygiene among the DWC community.