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).
· 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 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:
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:
Aspects of students participation:
| Council of the faculty of medicine.
| Curriculum committee.
| Rural programs.