Integrated Curriculum Plan (MB, BS)
The curriculum aims at graduating doctors with the Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery (MB, BS) degree who must achieve a thorough understanding of the scientific principles of basic and clinical sciences and develop appropriate skills and attitudes that will enable them to competently practice medicine.
The Program Phases
The program is arranged in three phases. In the first phase (during first year) students learn basic concepts in chemistry, physics & biology as well as more of the English and Arabic languages. In the second phase (during the second and third years) students study the organ systems which integrate structure & function with biochemistry, pathology, microbiology, parasitology, pharmacology and pathophysiology of the human body at various ages in health and disease. During these years, the students gain basic skills in taking histories, performing physical examinations and learn clinical decision-making and clinical problem-solving. The third phase (during the 4th, 5th and 6th years) forms the clinical clerkships in the hospitals and community health settings where the students practice the skills, attitudes and behaviours specific to each discipline and common to the practice of medicine in general.