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 ​The School of Medicine proudly announces that it has been granted the lnternational accreditation of ( World Federation for Medical Education ( WFME) by the Institution of Higher Education Accreditation Commission (HEAC).

This was announced by the commission on a press conference  on Wednesday August 24, 2022.


​The Student Guidance Committee in cooperation with the Quality Office at the Faculty of Medicine held a lecture within the “Student's Mentorship Program “. During which Prof. Dr. Jihad Al-Ajlouni, Head of the Department of Special Surgery, gave advise and guidance on ways to prepare for clinical training and medical specialization inside and outside Jordan in the post-graduation stage.

Dr. Jihad spoke about his experience during the different stages of his career starting from the Bachelor's degree and Higher specialization at the University of Jordan to sub specialization in Ireland.

He also answered the students' questions on this subject.

The lecture was held on Sunday, 18-8-2022 remotely via Zoom application and was attended by a number of students in the basic and clinical year.


The Scientific Research Office conducted  a workshop on working on research project for medical students. The Workshop discussed scientific research methodologies, work steps from writing the research project to preparing for publication. In addition, it presented the latest regulations governing graduation project for medical students.

The workshop was presented by Dr. Laila Al-Tutunji and Dr. Saif Al-Deen AlRyalat from the Faculty of Medicine​


A forum for graduates of the eighteenth and nineteenth cohorts of students of the School of Medicine at the University of Jordan

Under the patronage of His Excellency the President of the University, a group of physicians from the eighteenth and nineteenth cohorts of graduates of the School  ​of Medicine at the University of Jordan met, to learn about the most prominent developments that their School has witnessed, and the updates that occurred in it after more than two decades.
The President of the University, Dr. Nathir Obeidat, said in a speech he delivered during his patronage of the forum, "The University of Jordan in the past five decades has made a distinguished contribution to making the world better, and making medicine more clear, as it answered the questions that you have left, as it was answered by many of your questions. The professors of the University of Jordan in the past six decades have been distinguished champions in all sciences: in information technology, medicine, business, agriculture, physics, mathematics, the humanities and social sciences, and others”.

The Schoolof Medicine, under the supervision of the Office of Scientific Research, held the second scientific day under the patronage of His Excellency the President of the University of Jordan, Prof. Natheer Obeidat, and in the presence of the Dean of the Schoolof Medicine, Dr. Which is a requirement for students to graduate from the Faculty of Medicine.

This scientific day comes as a culmination of the efforts of the schooland its students, as they carried out more than 120 scientific researches, more than 40 of them were published in international scientific journals, contributing to the provision of science and raising the ranking of Jordan and its mother university in the world. This is considered one of the most important achievements of the Office of Scientific Research, which was established about four years ago to support scientific research in the Schoolof Medicine. Since its establishment, the Scientific Research Office has conducted dozens of workshops to raise awareness among students and raise their ability to carry out scientific research, where it supervised hundreds of students and research, most of which were published in international journals.
It is worth noting that the number of research papers published by graduate medical students this year exceeded forty, compared to less than ten research three years ago when the office was established. At the conclusion of the scientific day, the dean of the schooland its professors presented prizes to the winners with the highest ratings during the scientific day’s discussions.

On Monday 18-7-2022  ,Professor Yasser Al- Rayyan ,Dean of School of Medicine, received a delegation from  Memorial University of Newfoundland in Canada headed by Dr  SONJA KNUTSON ,Director of the International Office at the University  .The two parties discussed means of cooperation between the Faculty of Medicine and the International Office at the University of Newfoundland including the latter's readiness to receive students from the Faculty of Medicine from the bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees for a period ranging from 4 to 6 months  to  participate and to be introduced to  the university's experience in research and clinical training.

The meeting was attended by  Vice-Dean  Prof. AbdulQadir Battah. Assistant Dean for Quality Affairs Dr. Enas Al-Zayadneh and Assistant Dean for Examinations and Student Affairs    Dr. Nader Al- Arayda.​


​Exchange students from Lund university -Sweden- had visit school of medicine's Deanship office


A meeting was held   between Prof. Nathir Obeidat the President of the University of Jordan and the faculty  members at the College of Medicine on Wednesday February the 16th  In the amphitheater of Bahjat Talhouni in the Medical Teaching Halls complex at the school of Medicine. The meeting was also attended by the  General Director of the University Hospital, the Vice Deans and his assistants, heads of departments, and a number of faculty members in the College of Medicine. The President of the University spoke about several important topics related to the academic process, the affairs of the faculty members, and the affairs of the teaching hospital. He also answered comments and questions from fellow faculty members on various topics related to the academic staff, academic programs and scientific research in the college.


A delegation from Palestine Polytechnic University visited the School of Medicine and Jordan University Hospital during (23-24/1/2022). This visit included several meetings with the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine Professor Yasser Ryan, Deputy Dean for College Affairs and Graduate Studies Professor Abdelkader Battah and Assistant Dean for Quality and Communication Dr. Enas AL-Zayadneh.

The visiting delegation was represented by the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine Dr. Majid Al-Dweik, Dr Mahmoud Al Haddad and Eng. Alaa Tamimi representing the Department of Quality Improvement and Accreditation at the University.
The two parties discussed the exchange of experiences and procedures for international credits (ACCM: Accreditation Commission for Colleges of medicine) and (WFME: World federation for Medical Education) presented by Professor Mohammed Al-Salem. The visit also included meetings at the Assistant Dean's Office for Student Affairs in the clinical years and Graduates, Assistant Dean's Office for Student Affairs in the basic -science years and examinations (Dr Nadir AL-Araidah), Assistant dean for Electronic Education (Dr Raed AL-Taher) and a meeting with heads of Curriculum Development Committee (Professor Yacoub Irshaid) and Scientific research Committee (Professor Amirah Al-Masri) . The delegation also toured the school’s laboratories, students’ scientific research office, Clinical skills lab.
The tour at the University hospital included meetings with Dr. Randa Farah at the Office of Continuing Medical Education and Dr. Amjad Bani Hani at the Quality Assurance Office to discuss the details of quality assurance procedures within the hospital.

A team from the University of Connecticut has visited the school of medicine on 12th. Of December, 2021as part of visiting the University of Jordan aiming evaluating the topics of Biorisk hazards and management that are taught in the syllabi that offered by the university school. 
During the visit the topics of Biorisk hazards and Management in courses offered by the school of medicine, were presented within their outline of the different courses, at undergraduate and graduate levels by the academic of the school.
It was emphasized that a need to take opportunity to expand the educational intended learning objectives to include additional material about this topic to all students at School of Medicine as well as dental, nursing and pharmacy students including  application of biosafety standards during practice at the university and the hospital and laboratories . In addition to the graduate students: Master’s degree in laboratory sciences, as well as residents in the higher specialty certificates program in pathology and medical laboratory and immunology.
It was suggested to expand some topics to be included in the related syllabi within undergraduate and graduates’ levels. There implementation will be reviewed continually by the two teams.
The support of the visiting team from the University of Connecticut and the participants from school of Medicine departments was appreciated by the two parties.
A delegation from School of Medicine at Wayne State University from the United States of America visited our School of Medicine, accompanied by a delegation from the King Hussein Cancer Center, on 29/9/2021. This meeting was continued at with the President of the University of Jordan at his office.
The results of the visit were fruitful, and it was agreed to take the following measures:
1- Exchange of student’s program, where two sixth-year medical students per month, from the school of Medicine at the University of Jordan, will be allowed to spend elective course at Wayne State University.
2- Formation of joint research groups
3- Holding joint seminars and conference
4- Implementation of a fellowship program in the field of infectious diseases (in cooperation between the King Hussein Cancer center, the University of Jordan and Wayne State University.
5- Study the possibility for graduate students in master’s programs at the School of Medicine at the University of Jordan, to study Scientific research methodology that is Usually offered by Wayne State University
6- Signing a memorandum of Understanding to cover  what has been agreed upon

​On Saturday, 25/9/2021, the university of Jordan hosten the 19th national general assembly that is organized by the International Federation of Medical Students Association (IFMSA) , under the support of the school of medicine.
The theme of this NGA was "Human rights" where this event tabled the importance of this topic from different angles such as the Mental health of the refugees and delivering medical assistance to the refugees.

The school of medicine representative  Dr. Fida  Thekrallah  the Dean's Assistant for graduates and Student in clinical departments has highlighted the importance of this topic and encouraged the medical students to get more involved in voluntary work to try and help the community as the faculty has always supported IFMSA activities and voluntary work in it's various forms.
Around 300 students from different universities around Jordan attended the event,  in addition to the main speaker about this topic, Dr. Omar Zaatreh from the UN, IFMSA-Jo president Dr. Faris Abbadi, IFMSA-Jo university of Jordan president Mr. Ahmad Assad


Aya Masadeh is a medical student currently completing her final year at university of Jordan. She has a profound passion for the arts. Aya practices ballet and contemporary dance at the National Centre for Cultural Arts. She ensures spending any spare time in-front of a canvas with a blade at hand. She was selected to be the local artist of the month at Bluefig during the month of September 2021. Thus hosting her first formal gallery under the title “simplify”. The intention behind the theme “simplify” chosen for this exhibition is to translate common human emotions into simple brush strokes thus establishing a sense of unity among the people. Where even-though different individuals may experience certain emotions in varying intensities, everyone can relate to the core feeling. Hence, the titles chosen for every art piece maybe taken literally or maybe interpreted based on a more personal experience and accordingly grasped as a primary emotion


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.

 Refer to original article.​​


​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.
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