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Structure of the Medical Program

Duration of study:

Average Number of years of study required to complete the program: - 5 years,

Divided into 10 semesters, each semester lasts in average 18-22 weeks with total of 200 weeks in 5 years study time.

Character of the program: The program applies the modified annual model i.e. annual type with emphasis on mid semester, and semester exams.

The program is divided into two main portions:-

1)     Foundation phases: (1st, 2nd, 3rd years) including teaching basic medical sciences : (Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry), preclinical subjects (Pathology, Microbiology, Pharmacology, and community medicine.

2)     Clinical Phases: starting from 3rd year (semesters 5-6), with introductory courses, and continue through semesters 7,8,9,10, including training in major clinical subjects (Internal medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics and gynecology, Pediatrics), and other related subjects (Emergency medicine, Psychiatry, Dermatology, Family medicine, radiology, Ear, Nose& throat (ENT), Ophthalmology, and radiotherapy).

Special Characters of the program:

Teaching basic medical sciences starts from 1st year semester 2

·        “Intermediate” Examination in basic medical sciences at the end of 2nd year (semester 4)

·        The medical programme is integrated both horizontally, and vertically, and an integrated course binding: pathophysiology, therapeutics, and applied anatomy is arranged at the beginning of fourth year semester “7”

·        Clinical training starts from semester 5( 3rd year).

Evaluation system:

·        A candidate should pass all subjects in every year, in order to be  promoted to the next year.

·        Total Number of Final assessments/ examination for students in each   year of the medical program:-

 first year: - 14 assessments 

 2nd year: - 3 assessments.

 3rd year:  4 assessments.

  4th year: 6 assessments.

 5th year: 6 assessments.

 In addition to:  

·        Multiple continuous assessment examinations constituting up to 30% of the total mark of each subject, dispersed within the 2 semesters of each year

·        In clinical subjects, a hybrid type of examination in some clinical disciplines (Medicine, Pediatrics), combining structured long case “replacing traditional long case exam.” + Paces “5-6 clinical stations” replacing the traditional short cases has been adopted.

Clinical Training program:
  • Clinical training is composed of theoretical part (essential knowledge, & instructions) and practical applications to learn basic clinical skills.

Clinical training starts from semester 5, duration of clinical training: - 6 semesters (i.e. total of 120 weeks or more) + time allotted for related subjects (family medicine, psychiatry, dermatology, Ear nose & throat (E.N.T), Ophthalmology , radiology, and emergency medicine.

| Clinical training constitutes: 60-70% of the full program time.

| The period during which direct contact with real patients occurs: 6 semesters (120 weeks): = 60 " 70% of full program time.

Regulations for clinical training of students:

Requirements that should be fulfilled by students to be licensed as a practicing medical student include: 1. National requirements.

2. The medical schools requirements according to scheduled plan of study  i.e. foundation phase should be successfully completed by students before starting clinical training.

Total number of scheduled hours (contact hours) for students in each year of the program are as follows:

        | 1st year:                1242

        |  2nd year:               1104

        | 3rd year:                1050

        | 4th year:                1320

        | 5th year:                1304

        | Total                       6020 hours

Number of staff and students:

1. Teaching staff: Total number of academic staff " employed by the medical school:

Full time staff:       96

Part time staff:       84

(including clinicians at hospitals and health centers who participate in training medical students for a certain period).

2. Students: Number of full time students admitted to the first year of the medical program were as follows:

Year

Total number of student

Male student

Female student

2004

60

24

36

2005

75

32

43

2006

116

55

61

2007

119

64

55

2008

128

54

74

2009

129

57

72

2010

151

62

89

2011

163

85

78

2012

170

78

92

2013

188

86

102

2014

197

91

106

2015

 

 

 

No part " time students are  admitted to the program.

Total number of students in all years of program: variable: 960 in year (2014-2015), compared to 630 (2010-2011), 480 (2004 -2005).

Number of graduate students from the medical program:

Total number of graduates:

        2006                    73                          43 females                        30 males.

        2007                    70                          45 females                        25 males

        2008                    68                          35 females                        33 males

       2009                    115                       72 females                        43 males

       2010                         87                        45 females                         42    males           

       2011                        121                       67 females                        54 male

|  Percentage of admitted students expected to complete the program : an average of 75 " 80% is expected.

  Premises, teaching facilities, and student services:

| Big lecture rooms                             7            

| Class rooms /tutorial rooms            10 

| Computer lab                                     1

| Dissection rooms                               multiple

| Clinical skills laboratory                   1

| Teaching laboratories                          8

| OSCE center                                        1

| Museum                            2(1 for basic sciences, 1 for pathology)

| Small auditorium                                   multiple

| Large auditorium                                   multiple

| Computer network:                                available

All of the staff have an access to the internet for academic activities.

| All students will have access to the internet for academic purposes.

| Library services: library with 400m2 area is available

Student supports: academic ,non -academic & student participation:

The medical school offers and supports the following:

         1.         Academic counseling.

         2.         Psychological counseling.

         3.         Student housing, and catering.

         4.         Sports facilities.

         5.         Transportation means.

         6.         Exchange with other schools abroad.

Student organizations at the medical school in university of science and technology:

| None

Aspects of students participation:

| Council of the faculty of medicine.

| Curriculum committee.

| Research.

| Rural programs.