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The School of Medicine - The University of Jordan congratulates the sixth year medical student Abdul Rahman Al-Masatfa for winning the bronze medal in the Tokyo Olympics as the first Arab player to win a medal in karate


Among the academic and scientific activities held at the  School of Medicine, on Sunday the 25th of April 2021, specialized committees of the School of Medicine faculty members discussed the scientific research projects of sixth-year medical students which is a requirement for their graduation through the Microsoft teams application. The participating students displayed their research with the various committees which evaluate the presentation and research of each research work.The discussions will continue for a whole week until Thursday the 29th of April.
It should be noted that the total number of research papers submitted are 133 which were supervised by members the School of Medicine and doctors from outside the University of Jordan.
These projects are a unique experience for every graduate student that will broaden their horizons in the field of scientific research.​


​On 3/18/2021, students from clinical years conducted a workshop at the School of Medicine - University of Jordan to train their colleagues on administering COVID-19 vaccines to citizens.
It should be noted that the students who trained their colleagues had received intensive training from the Ministry of Health and Crisis Management Center staff in several training workshops and participated in the vaccination service of nearly two thousand citizens who visited the University of Jordan vaccination center over a period of three days.


 As part of the efforts of the Ministry of Health and the Crisis Management Center in cooperation with the educational institutions, the Ministry of Higher Education, and the University of Jordan School of Medicine, to battle the coronavirus pandemic, a group of medical students has been formed to volunteer in the vaccination campaign against the Covid-19 virus in response to the call of homeland and duty.
  The volunteer group of clinical  students participated in the training workshop which was held on Sunday 3/7/2021 on the campus of the University of Jordan.
 The President of the University of Jordan, Dr. Abdel-Karim Al-Qudah, accompanied by the Dean of the School of Medicine, Prof. Dr. Yasser Al-Rayyan, performed an inspection tour of the vaccination center in the university's sports hall to ensure that the progress of the procedures and arrangements are working smoothy, and that general safety measures at the center are applied.

A research team at the School of Medicine at the University of Jordan has conducted seven studies related to the current COVID-19 pandemic during the past ten months.
This research team is led by Prof. Dr. Azmi Mahafaza, a Professor of Virology and Immunology at the School of Medicine and a Consultant in Laboratory Medicine at Jordan University Hospital.
Among these studies, a research published in Heliyon journal last January investigated the early mutations that emerged in the spike gene region of SARS coronavirus 2, and the widespread spread of the D614G mutation, which has become prevalent in the Middle East and North Africa since April 2020. This mutation linked to higher transmissibility was found to be predominant in Jordan as well
As for the second study, which was published in the peer-reviewed journal Pathogens, it showed that the rapidly spreading UK variant of SARS-CoV-2 had been present in Jordan since the end of November 2020, and that two Jordanian strains had caused most of the cases that accompanied the first wave of the epidemic in Jordan, in addition to the presence of 19 strains of the virus has caused disease in the country since the beginning of the epidemic.
Other studies that were carried out by the research team dealt with the negative impact of believing in conspiracy theories and misinformation in relation to higher levels of anxiety among students of the University of Jordan and among the population in Jordan in general. The results of these studies were published in peer-reviewed scientific journals (PLOS ONE and the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health).
The study among the general public in Jordan revealed that about 48% of the general population in Jordan believed that the epidemic was part of a global conspiracy, and such sub-population had higher rates of anxiety compared to the group that believed that the source of the epidemic was natural.
A recent study published in the journal (Vaccines) found that the hesitation regarding taking coronavirus vaccines in the Arab region, specifically in Jordan and Kuwait, was among the highest in the world, and a scientific review was followed by the publication in the same journal that confirmed this low rate of vaccine acceptance in Jordan, and the first study showed that the reliance on social media to gain knowledge about the vaccine has been linked to greater rejection of these vaccines.
The research team that conducted the previous studies included Prof. Faris Al-Bakri, a Consultant of Infectious Diseases at Jordan University Hospital and the director of the Center for Infectious Diseases and Vaccines at the University of Jordan, and Dr. Malik Salam, the principal investigator, an Assistant Professor in Clinical Virology, and a Consultant in Laboratory Medicine at Jordan University Hospital.
These studies also involved a collaboration by the Cell Therapy Center (CTC) and the Schools of Pharmacy and Sciences in UJ, in addition to the participation of students from the Schools of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Jordan.


Top graduates among the school of medicine, class of 2020 were honored and recieved appreciation certificates and shields yesterday by the Dean of the School of Medicine; Prof. Islam Massad. Wishing them success in their future careers.


​University of Jordan News - Fadia Al-Otaibi - ACGME team visited the School of Medicine at the University of Jordan, to see the academic programs that they offer, in preparation for American accreditation in higher specialization programs.

The dean of the School, Prof. Islam Massad, said that the delegation’s visit came at the invitation of the dean to find out the mechanisms that the college pursues in teaching and training students of high specialization in medicine, noting that the delegation conducted an evaluation on the scientific method used in teaching, the work environment, and acquired skills, and also provides educational resources.

He added that the visit and its results will constitute a road map for the school to improve the quality of education and training in it and achieve its goal and obtain accreditation, stressing that the college and the efforts of its academic and administrative staff have never hesitated to seek and compete in recording any scientific precedent added to its balance, noting it transcends the dread barrier that separates it from reaching any advanced rank in the global ladder.

Massad emphasized that the college has achieved fingerprints and scientific achievements until it was distinguished, most notably its permanent access to local accreditation at the local level, and its graduates obtaining the best results in university proficiency exams and foreign exams, indicating its uniqueness as the first school outside the United States of America to obtain international accreditation (ACCM) accredited From the World Medical Education Organization (WFME).

During the visit, the group, accompanied by the Vice Dean for School's Affairs, Graduate Studies and Scientific Research, Prof. Manar Al Lawama, on the various facilities of the college and university hospital departments, where a number of meetings were held with the hospital administration, faculty members and students, to acquaint them with the purpose of their visit and see the latest developments in the field Reliability.

The visit ended with the meeting of the university president, Prof. Abdel Karim Al-Qudah, and the delegation of accreditation, in the presence of Massad and Al-Lawama, and Dr. Israa Al-Zaghoul from the Accreditation and Quality Assurance Center at the university, during which the judges welcomed the delegation, stressing that the School of Medicine will always continue the path of progress that it started according to the foundations Correct and thoughtful.

The visiting group praised the college’s ambitions and the position it assumed after it had made great strides in the process of achievement and excellence, expressing optimism in achieving the reliability.

In turn, the delegation expressed its preliminary remarks and it came positive about the reality of the college and its academic programs, praising the advanced level it has reached among its counterparts and the quality and efficiency of educational programs in it, and appreciated the cooperation of its cadres in providing everything necessary to facilitate their mission during the visit.

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​The Division of Urology and the Department of Special surgery are glad to announce that Dr Mohammad Abufaraj, our faculty member, has been appointed as a Co-Editor in Chief at the Arab Journal of Urology, the official Journal of the Arab Association of Urology. Dr Abufaraj is an Assistant Professor of Urology at the University of Jordan and has special interest in clinical outcome and biomarkers research as well as Epidemiology with more than 70 peer-reviewed publications in international journals. He's a member of various academic societies as well as journals, meetings abstract, and grant reviewer for numerous organizations. He's an editorial board member of the Current Opinion in Urology and an active reviewer in more than 15 international journals.

Professor Najwa Khuri, who is professor emeritus at the department of pediatrics at the University of Jordan was nominated to be a member of the Advisory Group to the Global Health Committee of the Infectious Disease Society of America, IDSA starting October 2019. The IDSA is the premiere society in infectious disease worldwide.
It is noteworthy that professor Khuri who is also a Fellow of the IDSA has a wide experience in Global health and is a recognized expert in child health, immunization polio and respiratory viral illness and is a member of Regional Technical Advisory Group (RTAG) with the WHO.

​Dr Maysa’ Khadra from the school of medicine has delivered a presentation at Columbia University/ NY

about findings from  a study regarding Health Concerns of Syrian Refugees in  Jordan. The study named Aspire is a collaboration between investigators from University of Jordan ( Dr Maysa Khadra , Dr Ruby Jaber and Prof. Raeda Qutob) , and University of Columbia/ United States.

ئيس لجنة التربيه و التعليم يدعو الى الاستثمار في  الطلبه المميزين من خريجي كلية الطبئيس لجنة التربيه و التعليم يدعو الى الاستثمار في  الطلبه المميزين من خريجي كلية الطب

            دعا رئيس لجنة التربية والتعليم النيابية إبراهيم البدور لاستثمار الطاقات الإبداعية والمميزة للطلبة الأوائل في الكليات الجامعية، خصوصًا كليات الطب باعتبارهم يشكلون صفوة المجتمع.
حيث التقى رئيس لجنة التربيه و التعليم النيابية الأربعاء الموفق ١٧/٤ عميد واعضاء الهيئة التدريسية واوائل طلبة كلية الطب في الجامعة الأردنية: إن هؤلاء الطلبة نشروا ابحاثا علمية في مجلات علمية محكمة
            دعى البذور على أهمية اتخاذ خطوات وتقديم امتيازات نوعية تحفز الطلاب على العمل في القطاع الحكومي، وتمنع هجرتهم الى الخارج، مؤكدا أهمية الاستثمار في الطب والتعليم في ظل الصحوة التعليمية.
وأشار إلى ضرورة انشاء مستشفى تعليمي جديد لطلبة كلية الطب في الجامعة الأردنية نظراً لحجم الأعباء التي ارهقت مستشفى الجامعة الأردنية الحالي واكتظاظ عدد المراجعين الذي قد يعيق جودة الخدمة الصحية المقدمة للمواطنين.
ودعا عميد كلية الطب في الجامعة الأردنية الدكتور اسلام مسّاد إلى تغيير النهج التعليمي في جميع التخصصات، فلا يجوز أن تبقى الجامعات تعتمد على كلية الطب في الموازي والدولي وعلى رسوم الطلبة، مطالباً بتحديد عدد الطلبة في الكلية لأن ذلك ينعكس سلبا على جودة المخرجات.
وقال: إن هؤلاء الطلبة هم نخبة من أفضل أبناء الوطن، ويمثلون كل المستويات الفكرية والاجتماعية، ولديهم مواهب وابداعات متعددة، ونحن اليوم نصدر أطباء للخارج، مطالباً بدعمهم ليكون لهم دور في القطاع التعليمي الطبي.
طالب أعضاء الهيئة التدريسية بدعم البحث العلمي من خلال إيجاد ميزانيات ثابتة وتوفير المعامل لإنتاج بحوث علمية ذات جودة عالية تفضي الى التقدم، مؤكدين انه لا يمكن لأي بلد ان يتطور دون وجود بحث علمي.
وعرض الطلبة للابداعات والأبحاث العلمية التي تم نشرها، مطالبين بتوفير الدعم المالي للجامعة الأردنية وزيادة ميزانيتها والعمل على عقد مؤتمر دولي للمانحين لجلب التبرعات.

Prof. Dr. Abdul Kareem Al-Qudah, President of the University of Jordan, opened the first scientific day for students of the Faculty of Medicine / 6th year

Where he stressed that scientific research is the means to achieve the nation's progress in this century, and the world is racing with great global and technological achievements.
He pointed out that the involvement of students in scientific researches and encourage them to participate in research and scientific projects and provide all the support, give evidence of the strong relationship between students and faculty members.
As the scientific day to present the graduation projects for sixth year students is one of the university's main goals in the development of education and keep abreast of developments in various disciplines.
The Dean of the School of Medicine Professor Islam Masad said that the scientific day is only the fruit of the work of six years of the college students, supervised by their professors, and resulted in scientific research, some published in peer reviewed scientific journals, and the other in the final stages of preparation according to the scientific foundations.
Professor Masad added that the participation of students in medical colleges in scientific research and according to international studies is increasing steadily, because it has the advantages to improve the chances of specialization and expand the perception, to get to the information easily.
The Assistant Dean of Students Affairs at the clinical stages, Dr. Fidaa Thekrallah , talked about the establishment of a special office for scientific research in the college to take care of the students of the emerging researchers, where he played an active role in completing many researches.
The scientific day, which was attended by vice presidents, deans of schools and members of the university faculty, included the opening of a study hall for 400 students in their last year. They conducted 139 research papers, 69 of them were able to publish their research in scientific journals.  When 150 students sent their research papers to different magazines.
During the day, students present 16 lectures, 123 posters and posters.

 The Association of Forensic Science Specialists organized in cooperation with the School of Medicine at the University of Jordan and the National Society for the Safety of Treatment (Salamatk) a scientific day entitled "Law of Medical Responsibility".

 The aim of the scientific day, according to the chairman of the Association of Forensic Science specialists Dr. Imad Al-Abdalat, is to make the doctors and practitioners in the School of Medicine and the University of Jordan aware about the Law on Medical Responsibility, which was published in the Official Newspapers in June 2018. It was officially launched three months after its issuance.
 Al Abdalat said that such a scientific day should be held to introduce the law and its materials, so that doctors can do their work very clearly and know what they have to do with their colleagues and patients, which contributes in providing a safe medical service and ensuring quality at all times.
 During the scientific day, which was attended by the Dean of the School of Medicine Dr. Islam Masad and a collection of doctors and forensic specialists, it was necessary to highlight the aspects of strength, medical and technical necessitate the application of the law of legal responsibility to the fullest, it was necessary to involve lawyers, prosecutors and doctors to discuss the law from their sides and according to its competence.
               Under the patronage of the President of the University of Jordan Prof. Abdulkareem Al-Qudah, the participation of prestigious educational and scientific figures, and the whole teaching staff of the School of Medicine, a full "Scientific Day" will be held in the School of Medicine where research productions conducted by the sixth-year medical students "Graduation Projects" will be presented, discussed, and evaluated in form of oral and poster presentations. The Scientific Day will be on April the 11th, 2019 at Al-Hassan Bin Talal Stadium - Deanship of Student Affairs.

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The School of Medicine organized a workshop on the establishment of a multiple choice exam for medical materials on 12-13 March 2019.

Dr. Manar Al-Lawama, Head of Pediatrics Department and a holder of Master degree in Medical Education, gave the workshop where the attendance was remarkable by the faculty members from both basic and clinical departments and the interaction was striking.
The President of the University of Jordan Prof. Abdul Karim Al-Qudah opened a new reading room in the lobby of the Faculty of Medicine, which has been re-configured and updated with a donation from the Canadian warehouse "Absa".

The Dean of the College Prof. Islam Massad said that the opening of a reading room was part of the University's efforts to provide the environment suitable for the students of the college and prepare them to the benefit of their interests and educational process and enhance the spirit of belonging to the kidney. He added that the hall accommodates 75 students and provides them with the right atmosphere to facilitate the process of reading their lessons in comfort and harmony and away from noise. The university president is working hard to provide all the requirements that will contribute to the success of the educational process and to achieve the quality standards in that, he said.

​The Dean of the school of Medicine، the teaching and the administrative staffs congratulate His Excellency Dr. Walid Al-Maani for his new position as Minister of Education and Higher Education, and wish him all success

On Saturday, 26/1/2019, the school of Medicine organized a free medical day in the Deir Ala district where faculty members and students participated under the supervision of the school’s Dean in this activity. 
The Deir Ala people showed a great appreciation to this activity students from Cornell University- Qatar participated in this activity with positive feedback
5th of February, The School of Medicine’s Dean opened the exhibition of Arab communities, which was held at the main hall of Al Qa’at al Tebyeh
Where the students from all Arab countries participated in this activity and they represented their cultures and traditions.
On 29th of January 2019, Texila American University (TAU) in Guyana-  South America visited the School of Medicine. The purpose of this visit is to get information about the school experience in international accreditation. And during this visit, they signed a cooperation agreement with the University of Jordan

26th of January 2019, The Students from Weill Cornell University- Qatar visited the University of Jordan- school of Medicine through the cultural exchange program. 

the students participated in the free medical day in Deir Ala, 
During this visit, the students they had tour in the University of Jordan and they spent a full day as part of shadowing programs in the university of Jordan Hospital and king Hussein Cancer center! 
Ala Abojaradeh, Director of the Jordan chapter of Life in My Days and 5th year medical student in the University of Jordan, was in Malaysia last week for the International Muslim Mental Health Conference, which was held on July 3-6/2018.
She won the Gold Medal for Best Oral Presentation, where she talked about the amazing work that we have been doing in Jordan.
She also won the Platinum Medal for Best Poster Presentation, which was a research project done by Ala, Ahmad Abojaradeh (Founder and Executive Director of Life in My Days), Isam K. Bsisu (Medical Doctor who recently graduated from the University of Jordan) and Jumana Shehadeh ( masters in nursing psychology and lecturer in the University of Jordan).
She was also interview on Jordan Today TV Channel to talk about this great achievement.
We are so proud and hope we can always be represented well all around the world!
Big thanks to everyone who supported her and made this success come true!
Special thanks to the dean of the School of Medicine, Dr.Nathir Obeidat for is constant support.

المؤتمر العلمي الأول  لخريجي  كلية الطب –الجامعة الاردنية
تطوير كلية الطب بأيدي خريجيها
الخميس 21/6/2018
“The First Alumni Forum and Conference of
The University of Jordan School of Medicine Graduates”
on Thursday 21/6/2018

Is a quality procedure for patients with stroke to alter the artery of the head skin and connect it to a brain artery that feeds the affected brain area.

Dr. Tarek Kanaan, Head of Neurology and Neurosurgery at the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Jordan, explained that this process aims to improve the blood circulation in the brain, which feeds on arteries that are narrowed or clogged, leading to a reduction in the incidence of future brain clots and increasing the possibility of improvement in some cases .
"This process, the first of its kind in Jordan, has been adopted in Germany for nearly five years after conducting the required studies and trials. It is currently a routine surgical procedure in many advanced medical centers.
His Majesty King Abdullah Bin Al Hussein honored His Excellency Dr. Abdullah Awaidi Al-Abbadi, King Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein Medal for Distinguished Excellence, in recognition of his distinguished pioneering achievements and his specific contributions to the field of bone marrow transplantation and stem cell research