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In the article by Hamdy and Anderson in the December issue,1 there was an error in the first sentence of the abstract. Here is the correct first sentence:

In the late 1970s, leaders of the Arabian Gulf countries proposed a novel idea of a joint educational and cultural venture: establishing a new regional university based in the Kingdom of Bahrain that would be managed as a multinational consortium of Gulf countries including Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, and Bahrain.


Hamdy H, Anderson MB. The Arabian Gulf University College of Medicine and Medical Sciences: a successful model of a multinational medical school. Acad Med. 2006;81:1085–1090.
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