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The School of Medicine is proud to appoint a group of honorary professors who have joined the faculty members in the clinical and basic departments in the School. Their appointment decisions were issued successively by the Deans' Council at the University of Jordan after their names were nominated by the department councils and the School council based on the principles approved by the university for appointing honorary professors. This comes as part of the university's efforts to attract distinguished professors and researchers to benefit from their qualitative expertise and extensive experience, which works to enhance the prestigious academic and employment reputation of the University of Jordan in general and the School of Medicine in particular.

Below are the names of Honorary Professors appointed at the School of Medicine to date:

NameDepartment
Prof. Hagop M. KantarjianInternal
Prof. Shahrokh ShariatSpecial  Surgery
Prof. Faisal G. BakaeenGeneral Surgery
Prof. Nabil j. AlkayedPhysiology and Biochemistry
Prof. Ziyad M. HijaziPediatrics
Prof. Ayman O. SoubaniInternal Medicine
Prof. Raed DweikInternal Medicine
Prof. Samer K ElbabaaSpecial Surgery
Prof. Patrik MedstrandPathology
Prof. Mohammad AlhadadInternal Medicine
Prof. Nadera SweissInternal Medicine
Prof. Rami KomrokjiInternal Medicine
Prof. Walid AbuhammourPediatrics
Prof. Munther HomoudInternal Medicine
Prof. Eyas Mahmoud HattabPathology
Prof. Natasha HalasaPediatrics
Prof. Mario DamianoSpecial Surgery
Prof.Stefano NegriniSpecial Surgery
Prof. Amr QudeimatPediatrics


Office of Quality , Communication Affairs ,and International Rankings – School  of Medicine

23/5/2024

5/23/202412/23/2024News
  

• His Excellency Professor Dr. Nathir Obeidat, President of the University of Jordan, opened the event of presenting the distinguished research projects of students that were nominated by formal committees for display as posters in the Hall, as part of the activities of the Fourth Scientific Day of the School  of Medicine, which was held on Sunday, 5/12/2024, and this was followed by the start of a discussion process. These posters were evaluated and discussed  by committees of researchers and faculty members from inside and outside the SOM ,for the purpose of nominating  projects  that  will be rewarded  at the closing ceremony of the fourth scientific day under the auspices of the  Dean of the School of Medicine.

  • Projects nominated for oral presentation  also were presented by students during the oral presentation session  and were evaluated by committees of  Faculty members , and the winner will to  receive certificates of honor and rewards during the closing ceremony of the fourth scientific day under the auspices of the Dean of the College.

• The closing ceremony for the Scientific Day was held under the patronage of the Dean of the SOM , which included the distribution of rewards and honorary certificates to the students whose research projects were rewarded with the best poster and the best oral presentation. Shields and honorary certificates were also awarded to  faculty and administrative staff members and students as an appreciation  for their  efforts in conducting the scientific day.

 

 

Office of the Assistant Dean for students in the Clinical years and Graduates  – Office of Scientific Research

Edited by: Office of Quality Affairs, Communication and International Classifications


5/21/20248/21/2024Event
  


Under the patronage of Her Highness Princess Dina Mired, the School of Medicine at the University of Jordan today hosted the launch of the fourth local report on indicators of tobacco industry interference in Jordan, in the presence of the President of the University, Professor Nazir Obaidat, representatives of the Jordanian National Anti-Smoking Society, the No Tobacco Association, a few civil society organizations, and the Ministry of Health. Several vice presidents, a group of college deans, faculty members, guests, interested parties, and students.

 

The report, which promises the participation of civil society organizations and under the supervision of the Global Alliance for Tobacco Control (GATC), periodically revealed Jordan's decline in performance. Their strategies aimed at distracting attention and dispersing efforts, which mandates confronting these strategies and working under the directives of His Majesty the King to protect the citizen and the future of Jordan.

In a speech she delivered, Her Highness the Princess affirmed that the interest of tobacco companies and the interest of public health and sustainable development are two opposites that never meet, expressing her dissatisfaction with the rise in the smoking rate among men to become one of the highest in the world, the increase in women's smoking tripled from 2007 to 2019, and the increase in widespread smoking products. .​

For his part, Dr. Nazir Obaidat presented a set of questions about the importance of the role of universities in developing strategies to combat tobacco through scientific research and specialized studies that provide data and evidence that support the formulation of effective policies.

Emphasizing its ongoing role in changing its academic programs, he pointed out that if the topic “Towards a Smoke-Free Jordan" is a dream; Let this dream be a goal to reach a country that is conscious and aware of the areas of right and wrong.

 

Dr. Muhammad Al-Imad, in his capacity as a representative of the representative of the World Health Organization in Jordan, spoke about the framework agreement launched by the organization in response to the challenges posed by the tobacco industry, in which Jordan's efforts were highlighted by joining its membership in enacting laws and instructions under the umbrella of the Ministry of Health, and in cooperation with relevant government agencies, including And private.

 

For his part, the Dean of the College of Medicine, Dr. Yasser Al-Rayyan, explained that protecting the health and safety of the people of our Jordanian society is a great responsibility that falls on the shoulders of every citizen in his place.

As academics and researchers, we cannot ignore the threat of tobacco to our societies and the extent of the negative impact that these companies play. Therefore, we must use the results of this report to strengthen our policies and efforts and enable our societies to resist the spread of tobacco.

Dr. Mary Sunta, Head of Global Research and Advocacy at the Global Center for Good Governance in Tobacco Control, said that the Global Tobacco Industry Intervention Index is a useful call to identify both progress and gaps in national efforts to implement Article 5.3 of the WHO Framework Convention.

For her part, engineer Mawiya Al-Zawawi from the Global Coalition for Tobacco Control pointed out the dominance of tobacco companies in protecting their interests at the expense of human health, citing the movie “Insider," which provided dangerous information about the tobacco industry and the methods these companies follow to suppress those who try to reveal their secrets and expose their crimes.

The president of the International Federation of Medical Student Associations, University of Jordan branch, student Aseel Nawafleh, said that the Federation is aware of the devastating impact of tobacco on public health, and the losses it inflicts on societies, hoping that this report will not remain a dead letter; It exposes the deceptive tactics used by tobacco companies to undermine public health efforts.

In conclusion, a dialogue session was held moderated by Engineer Wissam Qarqash from the Jordanian National Anti-Smoking Society, in which the Secretary of the No Tobacco Society, Dr. Larissa Al-War, Ms. Tammam Naimat from the Cancer Control Office, and Engineer Muhammad Anis participated, to present details about the results of the report.

 

The Assistant Dean for Student Affairs in Basic Departments Office - College of Medicine



5/20/202412/21/2024Event
  

The fourth scientific day of the School of Medicine was held on Sunday, May 12, 2024, under the patronage of His Excellency the President of the University of Jordan, in Hassan bin Talal Auditorium in the Deanship of Student Affairs. This annual celebration was filled with distinguished events centered on the honorable achievement achieved by the graduating students through the abundant scientific production represented by students' graduation research projects that were approved by committees of researchers and School faculty members in the School of Medicine.

• The ceremony began with verses from the Holy Quran, followed by a group of joyful illuminations, headed by a speech by His Excellency the President of the University, Professor. Nathir  Obeidat, in which he indicated his pride in what the students and graduates of the School of Medicine have accomplished at the national and international levels. He also gave a set of important instructions and expressions of advice to the students and teachers. Especially in the field of communication skills, the ability to learn and develop, adapting to changes, and enhancing scientific academic certificates, including mastery of international languages and digital skills required by work fields.

 

 

• The Dean of the School of Medicine, presented his speech, which reviewed many of the college's achievements in recent years in the fields of scientific research, academic development, global classifications, international partnerships, infrastructure, educational resources, and modern learning methods. Professor  Yasser Al-Rayyan also gave a presentation of the students' scientific production for this academic mission, which amounted to The student research submitted for this year included 178 research papers, of which 29 research papers were published. He also expressed his pride in the distinguished student researchers, as 193 male and female students succeeded in publishing at least one of their research projects, as the published scientific production of student Jihad Al-Samhouri reached (41) research papers. This was followed by   Abdul Rahman Al-Hajjajh 26, Kholoud Al-Hajri 15 research, Rama Rayyan 11 research, Haneen Al-Abdallat 11 research.

• Dr. Fida Thekrallah , Assistant Dean for Student Affairs in the Clinical years  and Graduates, and Dr. Laila Al-Tutanji, Director of the Scientific Research Office, presented an overview of the Scientific Research Office in the college, which was established in 2019 with the aim of supporting scientific research and researchers and encouraging them to produce scientifically and raise the standard of research.

• Student Aya Al-Faleh gave a speech on behalf of the graduates, in which she expressed her thanks to the university, the School of Medicine, and faculty members. On behalf of the students, she thanked all teachers, as the students benefited from their knowledge until they reached a new beginning in their professional career after graduation. She also gave greetings to the families of the graduating students who attended the ceremony. Opening and greeting them with touching words.

• A short video was shown about the development of the research production process of students at the college, and its remarkable growth, which contributed to the college's advancement in the “QS" classification for the second year in a row, advancing more than 150 places to occupy the 250-300 category on the global level, and fourth place among Arab countries, in addition to the academic and employment reputation enjoyed by the college.

 

• His Excellency the President of the University, along with the Dean of the School of Medicine, presented shields and certificates of appreciation to the  volunteer students in the Scientific Research Office, to the students who published the most research and cited the most, to the School members who supervised the most student research, to Dr. Omar Al-Shawabkeh from the local community for his generous  support of the scientific day,  Mrs Haifa Mahasneh Assistant Dean for Student Guidance ,  Dr Enas Al-Zayadneh Assistant Dean for Quality Affairs and Communications, Dean of the School of Medicine ,Professor Yaser Al-Rayyan  The Dean of the School of Medicine, in turn, presented an honorary shield to His Excellency the President of the University as an expression of the School of Medicine's appreciation for the continuous support from His Excellency in the process of continuous development and improvement of the School of Medicine.

 

 

Office of the Assistant Dean for students in Clinical years and Graduate Student Affairs – Office of Scientific Research

Edited by: Office of Quality Affairs, Communication and International Classifications.​


5/12/202410/21/2024Event
  

An academic meeting with students was held at the School of Medicine on Tuesday, April 23, 2024, as part of the career guidance program:  Student's Mentorship Program.

 

Titled:

 

Preparing a Personal Statement

 

Speaker :

 

Dr. Amr Qadeimat, Adjunct Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the School of Medicine, and Consultant in Hematology, Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplantation at St. Jude Children's Cancer Research Hospital in the United States of America.

During the meeting, Dr. Qadeimat provided a presentation on methods  for  preparing a personal statement for medical doctors, which doctors are required to provide at the stage of submitting applications for employment and medical specialization

 

outside Jordan, especially in the United States. During the presentation, he presented several practical examples of various models of personal statements for doctors and discussed with the attending students a set of observations related to them.

 Dr. Amr also provided advice to the students about the interviews that medical doctors conduct when applying for residency posts, and answered a group of students' questions about the topics raised in the meeting.

 

Holding this meeting comes within the efforts of the Student Guidance Committee and the Office of Quality and Communication Affairs to prepare students for the job market after graduation (Job readiness). The meeting was attended by a 100 students from different academic stages, as well as Dr. Fidaa Thikrallah, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs in the Clinical years and Graduates, and Dr. Enas Al-Zayadneh, Assistant Dean for Quality and Communication Affairs.

 

This meeting was organized with participation of students from the Quality Assurance Committee at the School of Medicine, in cooperation with the Office of Quality and Communication Affairs and the Academic and Career Guidance Committee.

 

Office for Quality Affairs and Communications, School of medicine


5/4/20247/4/2024Event
  
A group of students from the School of Medicine at the University of Jordan participated in the first conference of the school of Medicine at the Hashemite University under the title “Medical Education: Reality and the Future”, in the presence of Prof. Yaser Rayan, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Prof. Asma Albasha, head of the department of obstatrics and gynecology, Dr. Maram Abdaljaleel, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs in the Basic Departments, and a number of other faculty members .
The first conference of the School of Medicine at the Hashemite University discusses mechanisms for developing medical education and the importance of integrating technology, informatics, and artificial intelligence into medical education.
An elite group of officials, decision-makers, speakers, and heads of a number of medical universities participated in the conference to identify the reality of medical education in Jordan and the challenges it faces, discuss medical education strategies, formulate study plans, and medical evaluation methods, in addition to the future of medical education in light of technological development and the artificial intelligence revolution.
Assistant Dean for student’s Affairs in the basic departments office.


4/27/20246/27/2024Event
  

On Saturday, April 27, 2024,the School of Medicine held a  voluntary medical day  in Fakou  health centre at Al- Karak Governorate south of Jordan .

This free medical day was held under the guidance of the Deanship of the School of Medicine and the Office of Clinical Students  and Graduates.

The participants of the event included volunteers  from the University of Jordan Hospital medical staff , and clinical year students at the School of Medicine.

During the medical day, several clinics were provided covering various medical specialties, including internal medicine , general surgery, pediatrics, gynecology, and obstetrics. Free medicines were also dispensed to patients based on the recommendations of the treating doctors in the medical clinics during the medical day.

It is worth noting that the medical supplies needed to complete the medical day were provided through contributions and donations by multiple community and student groups, including the Kuwaiti Community Association and a number of local pharmaceutical companies and hospitals.

The director of Karak Health administration, the director of the health center, and a member of the municipal council in the district were at the forefront of welcoming participants in the event. The visitors and beneficiaries of this voluntary health event expressed their thanks and appreciation to the participants and supervisors.

This event was organised and supervised by  Dr. Fidaa Thekrallah , Assistant Dean for students in the  clinical years and Graduate Affairs, Dr. Ayman Al-Qatawneh,Mrs. Haifa Mahasneh, Assistant Dean for Guidance, and a group of volunteer students. Maha Al-Jazi and Nancy Bani Hamad from the  Office for Quality Affairs also participated in the event.

The school administration, represented by the Dean, extends its thanks to all the doctors, volunteers and sponsors  who contributed to the success of this medical day.

 

 

Office  for Clinical Students and Graduate  Affairs

*Edited by : Office for Quality  Affairs and Communication 


4/27/20249/21/2024Event
  

As part of the efforts to achieve the strategic goals of the School of Medicine, represented by an active community role and providing a safe university environment, a health awareness anti-smoking event was held at the School of Medicine, organized by students of the Safety and Environment Committee in cooperation with the Institute of Public Health and the Anti-Smoking Committee

And under the supervision of Dr. Mounir Abu Hilala, Director of the Institute of Public Health. Dr. Enas Al-Zayadneh, Head of the Safety and Environment Committee.

 

The students participating in organizing the event set up a dedicated corner through which the supervising students provided a set of advice to the students of the University of Jordan in the Clock Tower Square and the patients at the University of Jordan Hospital. These tips included an explanation of the dangers of smoking in its various types and its negative effects on the health of smokers and those around them, especially children, pregnant and breastfeeding women, as a result of their exposure to passive smoking. Medical advice was also provided on ways to quit smoking through distributing health brochures approved by the Ministry of Health, and introducing the smoking cessation clinics which provide services in smoking cessation and are run by qualified doctors at the Ministry of Health and the University of Jordan Hospital, where behavioral and pharmacological treatment methods are provided to eliminate the smoking habit and treat withdrawal symptoms resulting from smoking cessation.

 

A lung function test was also performed by volunteers participating in the event to the visitors and beneficiaries by Dr Ruaa Al-Lubani, a research assistant from the pediatric respiratory clinics.

 

More than forty students participated in the awareness services provided during the event to more than 300 beneficiaries, including University of Jordan students from various colleges, visitors, and employees at the University of Jordan Hospital.

 

The event extended for three days, from Sunday to Tuesday (21 to 23/4/2024).

 

The event was organised by a group of students from the Safety and Environment Committee and the Quality Assurance Committee and a number of student volunteers (Ihab Al-Raoud, Nour Maher, Mohammad Al-Hanaqta, Areen Al-Shadifat, Mohammad Al-Marei).

 

 

Office for Quality and Communication Affairs, School of medicine


4/24/20246/24/2024Event
  

An interactive academic meeting was held on Monday, April 15, 2024, at the School of Medicine, o within the career guidance program:

*Student's Mentorship Programme

Entitled:

"Postgraduate Research Year"

Lecturer:

Dr. Ahmed Abu Bak. A graduate  from the University of Jordan,Patch  in 2023 .Research assistant in the Department of Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Texas Hospital in the United States of America.

During his presentation, Dr. Ahmed Abu Bak discussed the importance of students focusing on activities and workshops that contribute to the students' readiness, training and qualification for the future jobs ans market after graduation, and the fundamental role that this has in their academic and professional career.

Dr. Abu Bakr pointed to the contribution of the Post Graduate Research Year, which the graduate spends in prestigious centers, in directing students to the scientific and professional fields that suit their orientations and ambitions and gives them the necessary knowledge and experience in medical specialties and research topics in which they intend to work after graduation.

 He also pointed out that the research year outside Jordan contributes to the   establishment of important and influential international cooperation in the academic and professional community.

The lecturer also provided advice on how a student can apply for a research assistant position after graduation. He also briefed the audience on a number of advanced research and technological resources that he benefited from during his work as a research assistant in American universities.

The meeting was organized by students in the Quality Assurance Committee at the School of Medicine, in cooperation with the Office of Quality and Communication Affairs and the Academic and Career Guidance Committee.

 

Office of Quality and Communication Affairs School of medicine


4/20/20245/4/2024Event
  
4/18/20245/18/2024Event
  

A workshop was held at the School of Medicine for Faculty members and graduate students on Tuesday, 16-4-2024 entitled Workshop on Advanced Medical Research - Part 2

The Office of Quality and Communication Affairs held this course in cooperation with the Accreditation and Quality Assurance Center and the Institute of Public Health at the university within the Schools' track of Development Need Analysis courses for Faculty members.

The workshop was presented by Dr. Mounir Abu Hlala, Director of the Institute of Public Health, Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Medicine and  Dr. Diana Arabiyat, Professor of Medical Statistics and Head of the Department of Mother and Child Health at the School of Nursing at the University of Jordan.

The workshop included a presentation of the methods of medical scientific research and discussion of the different types of medical studies presented by Dr. Abu Hlala, within the  following learning objectives  :

·         To understand principles and use of different research methods

·         To enable participants to select the right study design for research ideas

·         To assess strengths and limitations of different types of study designs

·         To provide practical examples of different study designs

Dr. Diana Arabiyat also gave a presentation on the methods of biostatistics and the mechanisms of conducting data analysis in multiple medical studies based on the type of study with practical examples. Her presentation included: the foundations of descriptive statistics and inferential statistics, methods of determining sample size in the study, and organizing data using central tendency scales, dispersion scales and position scales ,probability and its rules and applications in the various medical and biological fields , probability distributions, especially the normal distribution, confidence intervals and tests of various hypotheses that form the basis in the process of scientific research in general and medical and biological research in particular.

The workshop included an interactive discussion with the attendees, and the workshop received accreditation for continuous professional development hours from the Jordanian Medical Council.

The workshop was organized and supervised by Dr. Enas Al-Zayadneh, Mrs. Maha Al-Lami, Mrs. Nancy Bani Ahmed from the Office of Quality Affairs and Communication and students from the Quality Assurance Committee (Ahmed Al-Haj and Ayham Al-Kurdi).

 

Office for Quality Affairs and Communications-School of Medicine  


4/18/20245/18/2024Event
  

The School of Medicine at the University of Jordan, under the guidance of the Dean and the Office of Student Affairs at the Clinical Stage and Graduates, held a free medical day at Souf Primary Health Healthcare – Jerash Governorate  On Saturday, April 6, 2024 .This free medical day was held  with the participation of resident doctors at the University of Jordan Hospital (higher specialization in medicine) and students of the clinical years at the School. of Medicine.

 During the medical day, several clinics were provided covering all basic medical specialties, including internal medicine ,    general surgery, paediatrics and ear -nose - throat. Free basic laboratory tests were also performed for patients and the necessary primary health care was provided to them by the participating medical team. Free medications were also dispensed to patients based on the recommendations of treating doctors in the medical clinics during the medical day.

It is worth noting that the medical supplies needed to complete the medical day were provided through contributions and donations by multiple community and student groups, including the Kuwaiti Community Association and a number of local pharmaceutical companies (Josoy Company, Al-Wafi Drug Store, Oman Pharmaceutical Industries Company, Islamic Center Society, D-Smart Company, Tlaa Al-Ali Hospital).

The visitors and beneficiaries of this voluntary health event from the residents of the region expressed their thanks and appreciation to the participants and supervisors of the event, especially as they pointed out that this medical day is the first in the town in several years.

After completing the medical day activities, the student participants took a student tour in Jerash Governorate to interact with the local community and learn about the beautiful natural landmarks of the region and the local products of the residents.

The team that supervised  the organization and holding of the event  from the School  of Medicine included  Dr. Fida Thikr Allah, Assistant Dean for students in the Clinical years and Graduate Affairs, Ms. Haifa Mahasneh, Assistant Dean for Guidance, and a group of students. Ms. Nancy Bani Hamad from the Office of Quality and Communication Affairs also participated in the event to take feedback from the local community  and their comments about the effectiveness.

The School  administration, represented by the Dean, extends its thanks to all the doctors, volunteers and donors who contributed to the success of this medical day.

The administration looks forward to more upcoming community events to enhance the values of participation with the local community and provide voluntary health services based on the needs of different community groups.

 

*Office  for Students in the Clinical years and Graduates  Affairs

*Edited by: Office of Quality and Communication Affairs


4/17/20248/25/2024Event
  

The University of Jordan (UJ) has achieved prestigious global results in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2024, which is considered the most influential and important in the field of subject rankings worldwide. Released annually by the British institution 'QS', the university has obtained advanced positions in all five classified scientific fields and eighteen specific disciplines.

According to the results of the QS Rankings by Subject at the broad Subject Area level, the University of Jordan ranked 401-450 in the field of Life Sciences and Medicine, an improvement from the 451-500 position it held in 2023. At the level of subjects, the University of Jordan is ranked in fourteen Subjects among the top 300 universities in the world, including Medicine, which advanced to the rank of 251-300 instead of the rank of 351- 400 it held in 2023.

At the local and Arab levels, the University of Jordan ranked first locally and fifth in the Arab world in Medicine.

The Dean of the School of Medicine, Professor Yasser Al-Rayyan, expressed his pride in this great achievement and his congratulations to all members of the teaching and administrative staff for your efforts that culminated in this great progress in the international classifications.

The Office of Global Rankings and International Accreditation stated that this ranking is based on five criteria: the academic reputation of the specialty measured by the reputation of scientific research in the specialty to be classified, the reputation of the research faculty, the employment reputation of graduates of the specialty, the citation rate per internationally published paper in the specialty, global research collaboration within the specialty, and finally, the citation index for research published in this specialty (H-index).

4/17/20247/25/2025Event
  

The School  of Medicine at the University of Jordan has achieved significant progress in the QS World University Rankings (Medicine) .It received a classification in the 251-300 category  for the first time  ,this is 100 points ahead of last year classification  of  351-400.

This is the highest classification achieved by the School of Medicine since its recognition from QS World University Rankings, and it is the highest among national official universities in Jordan. In addition, the School of Medicine has maintained steady progress in the international rankings for two consecutive years.

On this occasion, the administration of the School of Medicine, represented by its Dean, Professor Yasser Al-Rayyan, and the deputy and assistant professors, extends congratulations to all members of the teaching and administrative staff, students, and graduates for their blessed efforts that contributed to improving the global classification in various fields (publishing distinguished scientific research, research citations, academic and employment reputation).

The School administration also extends its thanks to the Presidency of the University of Jordan, represented by His Excellency Professor  Nathir Obaidat, President of the University, and the deputy professors, for providing continuous support and encouragement to achieve this prestigious achievement for the School of Medicine and for the University of Jordan.

Classification link:

https://www.topuniversities.com/universities/university-jordan/undergrad/doctor-medicine-md

 

It is worth noting that the aforementioned classification depends on specific criteria: academic reputation 40%, employment reputation 10%, citation 25%, H index 25%.

 

 

Office for Quality Affairs and Communications and International Rankings 

4/14/20244/14/2025News
  

The sixth edition of the School of Medicine’s monthly newsletter has been launched in its new look. 
This  is a monthly periodical that focuses on the most important developments, scientific and academic news, and research activities. It also includes highlights about a distinguished group of faculty, administrative staff, students, and alumni, as well as outstanding contributions from promising students. 
A  link to the newsletter is attached below.

We hope everyone enjoys reading through its pages and  we welcome your contributions, opinions, and feedback on the magazine’s issues  ,to be received on the Newsletter formal  :

Mednewsletter@ju.edu.jo

6th Newsletter 

 The editorial team of the School of Medicine’s Newsletter ”


4/12/20247/12/2024News
  

The School of Medicine gladly announces the successful completion of the discussion of graduation research projects for sixth-year students, under the supervision and organization of the Office of Scientific Research at the School of Medicine, where 47 committees formed from faculty members discussed the projects of sixth-year students who are expected to graduate at the end of the second semester of the academic year 2023-2024.

  The discussion sessions between the committees and the students continued for seven days, during which the students presented their research work and answered the questions and comments of the committee members.It is worth noting that the number of research papers submitted by the students reached 185, and the percentage of research published in peer-reviewed scientific journals reached 9% of the projects submitted, and 14% of them were sent for publication. All student research will be presented during the fourth scientific day of the School of Medicine. On April 25, 2024.

Thus, the School of Medicine, represented by the Dean and the teaching and administrative staff, congratulates the students on successfully passing the graduation project requirement and extends thanks to all the faculty members who participated in the discussion committees and to the staff of the Scientific Research Office, represented by Dr. Feda Thekrullah, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs in the Clinical Years and Graduates, and Dr. Laila Al-Tutunji, Director of the Scientific Research Office, Dr. Alaa Al-Matalaqa, Dr. Manar Al-Hujair, Ms. Haifa Mahasneh, Assistant Dean for Guidance, and Ms. Hanan Amin.

Scientific Research Office

Edited by: Office of Quality and Communication Affairs


4/8/20244/8/2025Event
  

​A group of clinical students from the School of Medicine at the University of Jordan participated in a health education booth about diabetes in downtown (Hashemite Plaza), in collaboration with the Jordanian Society for Diabetes Care.

4/8/20247/25/2024Event
  

On Thursday, 3/28/2024, the Accreditation and Quality Assurance Center at the University of Jordan held a workshop on placement of qualifications within the Jordanian National Qualifications Framework for a number of faculty members in various scientific and humanities schools, in cooperation with the School of Medicine at the University of Jordan, which obtained placement status for “ Doctor of Medicine “ program from the Commission of  Accreditation For Higher Education In Jordan on 12-26-2023.

During the workshop, the Assistant Dean of Quality and Communication at the School of Medicine, Dr. Enas Al-Zayadneh, provided a comprehensive explanation of the Jordanian National Framework for Qualifications Accommodation, through examples of various scientific specializations, including scientific and humanities, within the conditions of the National Leadership for Qualifications Skills at various academic levels (Bachelor, Master's, and Doctorate).

The Assistant Dean for Quality Affairs at the School of Medicine explained the importance of the Jordanian National Qualifications Framework, which aims to reduce the gap between the outputs of educational and training institutions and the needs of the labor market in terms of skills, knowledge and competencies, noting the importance of the participatory process between educational and training institutions and the labor market, in consolidating cooperation and consultation mechanisms, and the importance of The pivotal role of partners in the educational process to improve it and develop the quality of programs, which reflects positively on the reputation of educational outcomes in the Jordanian and international labor market.

During the presentation, Dr Al-Zayadneh provided a detailed explanation of the mechanism of work of the Jordanian National Qualifications Framework, which includes a hierarchical classification of all levels of qualifications and certificates associated with higher education programs, within specifications for each level to determine the knowledge, skills and competencies that should be linked to the qualification. The Jordanian National Qualifications Framework is based on the concept of Learning outcomes: Educational institutions must create their educational programs based on clear educational outcomes that are compatible with the specifications of the level to which the qualifications resulting from these programs are intended to be placed.

Office of Quality and Communication Affairs –School of Medicine


4/4/20244/4/2025Event
  

Students from the school of Medicine, along with their colleagues from the schools of Engineering, Science, and Agriculture, participated in the election introductory day organized by the Deanship of Student Affairs in cooperation with the Independent Election Commission to simulate the Student Union and parliamentary elections in the lobby of the health hall complex today, Sunday, 3/31/2024.

The activity was attended by Professor Yaser Al-Rayyan, Dean of the School of Medicine, Professor Safwan Al-Sheyab, Dean of Student Affairs, and Assistant Deans for Student Affairs in the various schools. This activity is a unique experience in which the students experienced the student union elections and parliamentary elections. Additionally, It is an important step towards enhancing electoral awareness among students, and encouraging them to participate effectively in the upcoming elections, out of belief in the importance of their role in building the future of their country.

The Independent Election Commission employees gave the university students a briefing on the integrity guarantees guaranteed by the Authority to guarantee the citizen's right to express his will and freely choose who represents him. While others presented the issue of women's empowerment and their role in strengthening the democratic process and advancing party and political work. The exhibition included a realistic presentation and simulation of the voting process by displaying the tools used in the electoral process, such as inks, boxes, technology, computer hardware, software, electronic connectivity between stations, and others.

In conjunction with the educational exhibition, the deanship organized an awareness lecture on the importance of political participation and its repercussions on the development and prosperity of society.

The event witnessed great interaction from students who expressed their benefit from the information presented during the symposium and exhibition, stressing the importance of participating in the elections as a national duty.

 

Assistant Dean for Student Affairs in Basic Departments Office.

4/2/20247/22/2024Event
  

During World Colon Cancer Awareness Month, and under the guidance of Professor Yasser Al-Rayyan, Dean of the School of Medicine at the University of Jordan, an awareness campaign on colon cancer was held at the Specialty Hospital on 26- 3-2024  by students from the University of Jordan School of Medicine from  the UJ-GIG team which focuses on gastroenterology   . This event was supervised by Dr. Fidaa Thekrallah, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs in the Clinical Years and Graduates, with contribution of Dr. Fareed Khudair ,a pediatric gastroenterologist at University of Jordan Hospital ,and the precipitation  of Dr. Hani Al-Kurdi, Dr. Saleh Al-Araj, Dr. Mahmoud Zariq, and Dr. Mohammed Siddiqi from Specialty Hospital.During the event Dr. Fareed stressed the significance of such awareness initiatives in educating hospital visitors and the local community about colon cancer, a prevalent global cancer, underlining the importance of early screening.  Dr. Saleh Al-Araj from Specialty Hospital emphasized the ongoing collaboration between the School of Medicine and the Specialty Hospital in fostering health awareness in the local community through interactive events, praising the UJ-GIG student team as a pioneering effort in the Kingdom.The students provided a simplified overview of colon cancer, supported by informational flyers crafted by the students with guidance from the Faculty of Medicine's gastroenterology department. The UJ-GIG team highlighted the necessity for a national colon cancer screening program to detect cases early, even in asymptomatic individuals, to improve recovery chances.

This initiative came within the goals and objectives of the University of Jordan and the School of Medicine in building influential and sustainable partnerships, serving the local community, and promoting the concepts of health awareness, preventive medicine, and disease prevention. The students, Ahmed Al-Hajj, Abdullah Al-Khamaysa, Ayham Al-Kurdi, Yazid Al-Ajlouni, Muhammad Qarqish, and Abdullah Abu Hussein participated in the event.

 

 

Office of the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs in the Clinical Years and Graduates

 

Edited by: office for Quality Assurance and Communications 


4/2/20248/6/2024Event
  

In order to achieve the strategic goals of the School of Medicine and the University of Jordan in establishing sustainable and influential partnerships with local community institutions, the School of Medicine signed  a new agreement within the medical education and training agreements with hospitals in the private sector, where a cooperation and partnership agreement was signed between the School of Medicine at the University of Jordan and the Istishari Hospital in The capital, Amman, is concerned with medical training and education, as the terms of the agreement include the foundations and procedures for teaching and training clinical year students at Istishari Hospital in the major clinical departments, including: internal medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, in addition to general surgery. This agreement is part of the efforts for continuous improvement and development. In the process of clinical training for students and expanding the horizons of medical training and education to include various health sectors, each of which provides diverse medical and professional expertise and resources. The agreement will also include the exchange of professional medical expertise from specialist doctors in the School of Medicine.

Office of Graduate and Student Affairs in the Clinical Years​

Office of Quality and Communication Affairs​

3/26/20247/25/2024Event
  
An Academic meeting for students  held at the School of Medicine ,within the career advisory program : 

Student’s Mentorship Programme ,  entitled:

“ *LinkedIn for Future Healthcare Professionals: Leveraging Your Profile for
Career Success"* 

 Lecturer :

Dr. Maryam Hassouna/higher specialisation physician in the Department of Emergency and Accident Medicine at Jordan University Hospital. 

The meeting was held on Sunday, 3/10/2024, organized by students in the Quality Assurance Committee at the School of Medicine in cooperation with the Office of Quality and Communication Affairs and the Academic  Guidance Committee. The interactive meeting included a presentation of the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare and develop the user profile of students and medical doctors on the LinkedIn website. For professional and employment accounts and ways to enhance communication opportunities and professional and academic development through this site.
It is worth noting that the event was organised with  participation  of a group of students (Ahmed Al-Haj, Ihab Al-Raoud, Abdullah Abu Hussein, Ayham Al-Kurdi, Abdullah Abu Aisha).

 Office of Quality and Communication Affairs


3/13/20245/11/2024Event
  

We are honored to announce the names of the winning students in the Anatomy Art Gallery competition.

1. Heba Musleh, Plate No. (37)

2. Shorouk Muhammad, plate number ⁠(11)

3. Safaa Mahfouz, plate no. (48)

4. Jana Al-Saudi, plate number ⁠(36)

5. Maryam Qusay, plate number ⁠(25)

6. Rama Al-Dakka, plate number ⁠(46)

7. Tasnim Moatasem, plate No. ⁠(73)

8. ⁠Raneem Al-Dalaeen, Plate No. (33)

9. Aya Al-Ajlouni, plate No. ⁠(41)

10. Sarah Hashem, plate number ⁠(85)

It is worth noting that the art exhibition for students at health colleges, “Anatomy Art Gallery," was opened on Tuesday, 3/5/2024, which lasted for two days.

We also extend our sincere thanks to the members of the jury for enriching this event with their valuable artistic opinions and contributions. Thanks go to the distinguished faculty members for their contribution to the success of this activity and their continued support of student activities. We also thank our dear students for their interaction with the exhibition, their distinguished artistic participation, and the wonderful organization of the exhibition.

 

Assistant Dean of Student Affairs in basic departments Office- School of Medicine


3/12/20247/25/2024Event
  

Prof. Yasser Al-Rayyan , Dean of the School of Medicine, received a delegation from the Faculty of Medicine at Mutah University at the Deanship of the School of Medicine at the University of Jordan, accompanied by deputies and assistants ,on Sunday 10th March 2024 .

The delegation was briefed on a summary of what the School of Medicine has accomplished at the academic, research, career and guidance levels, including the development of curricula, instructions and foundations for evaluation and measurement of students in the basic and clinical stages, in addition to an overview of what the school accomplishes with regard to students' research graduation projects and holding the annual scientific day of the School of Medicine, and the career and career guidance program to prepare students for jobs after graduation.

The Dean gave a briefing  on the administrative structure in the School and the tasks, responsibilities and achievements of the various administrative offices in the School: the Office of the Vice Dean for Student Affairs and Graduate Studies, the Office of the Vice Dean for Examinations and Measurement Affairs, the Office of Student Affairs in the clinical departments and graduates, the Office of Student Affairs in the basic years, and the Office of Quality, Communication and International Classifications. The delegation included Prof. Samir Mahjoub, Prof. Dr. Ashraf Zaghloul and Dr. Rami Al-Duwairi.

From the University of Jordan medical school ,attendance included Prof. Heba Kalbouneh, Vice Dean for Examinations Affairs, Prof. Nafez Abu Tarboush, Vice Dean for Faculty and Graduate Studies Affairs, Dr. Fida Thikra Allah, Assistant Dean for Alumni and Student Affairs in the  Clinical Departments, Dr. Maram Abdul Jalil, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs in the Basic Departments, Dr. Enas Al-Zayadneh, Assistant Dean for Quality, Communication and International Rankings, and Mrs. Haifa Mahasneh, Assistant Dean for Student Guidance, and Mrs. Wafaa Abu Al-Rub, Assistant Dean for Evaluation and Measurement (Exam) Affairs.


3/11/20247/25/2024Event
  

Under the patronage of the President of the University of Jordan, Professor  Nathir Obaidat, Professor  Yaser Al-Rayyan, Dean of the School of Medicine, and Professor  Safwan Al-Shayab, Dean of Student Affairs, opened the art exhibition for students at health colleges, “Anatomy Art Gallery," on Tuesday, 3/5/2024, which lasted for two days.

The exhibition was prepared under the supervision of  Dr. Ahmed Salman, Head of the Anatomy Department, and Dr. Maram Abdaljaleel, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs in the Basic Stage.

 The idea of this exhibition is to highlight the students' artistic skills in the field of anatomy and histology, and to link the actual function of the organs and tissues to the student's creative imagination. The idea of the exhibition comes to enhance and support students' talents and provide the opportunity to benefit from them in the field of medicine. The exhibition contains more than 90 artworks.

The guests, including professors at the School of Medicine, the School of Arts and Design, and the Deanship of Student Affairs, reviewed all the paintings and spoke to each student to discuss what the paintings symbolize, as well as analyze artistic skills. Professor Mohammad Nassar, Dr. Gassan Abu Laban, and Dr. Mosab Al-Quda, and from the faculty of nursing Dr. Hamza Alduraidi all contributed to the arbitration, and they evaluated the paintings artistically and cast their votes, in addition to all the visitors to the exhibition, including students and guests, who cast their votes. These votes were counted and the paintings winning the three places were determined.

A distinguished team of School of Medicine students prepared and organized the art exhibition: Sara Khalaf, Leen Abdelqader, Shatha Abdelqader, Faten Al-Dra'awi , Rama Aldaqqa, Nada Alnajjar,  Yomna Khalil, Eman Almajali, Khadijah Naser, Rama Harb, Lujain Ahmad,  Salsabeel Al-Habashneh, Farah Khazneh, Dima Alajouz,  Sra'a Erood, Jana Alkhraisat, Raghad Alasali, Ahmad Alkashef, Mohammad Alashqar , Zade Mansi, Malek Abdeen, Tareq Abdallah, Mohammad Nofal, Sultan Ghaith, Mahmoud Jaradat, omar anazeh, Bashar Jadallah, Ali abu jamil, firas abdelqader, ismail alardah, Hasan Alnwaihi.

Assistant Dean Office​ of Student Affairs in the basic departments. 


3/8/20245/8/2024Event
  

A training course was held at the School  of Medicine in cooperation with the Institute of Public Health and the  Accreditation and Quality Assurance Centre entitled :

Advanced Medical Research workshop (part 1)

 During which, Dr. Munir Abu Hilala, Director of the Institute of Public Health and Associate Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine, gave a presentation on scientific medical research that included the following topics:

  • Types of Epidemiological studies: Observational, Analytical and experimental.
  • How to select the best study design for your research.
  • Questionnaire design and use of ready Questionnaires.
  • Sample size calculation and statistical analysis plan.
  • Understand different sampling techniques (probability and non-probability sampling).
  • Study proposal writing and grant applications .

 

A number of faculty and administrative staff members, clinical trainers, and master's students at the School of Medicine participated in the course. A number of students from the Quality Assurance Committee also participated in organizing this event.

 

Office of Quality and Communication Affairs,

School  of medicine


3/6/20247/6/2024Event
  

​A delegation from the School of Medicine - University of Jordan visited the Speciality Hospital as part of a series of visits to enhance cooperation frameworks between the two parties. The visit was led by Professor Dr. Yasser Al-Rayyan, Dean of the College of Medicine, and accompanied by Dr. Fida Thekrallah , Assistant Dean for Student Affairs in the Clinical Departments and Graduates, Dr. Maram Abdel Jalil - Assistant Dean for Student Affairs in the Basic Years, and Mrs. Haifa Mahasneh, Assistant Dean for Student Guidance Affairs. They met with Dr. Hani Al-Kurdi, director of medical training and education at the Specialized Hospital, and each of the heads of the clinical departments (internal medicine, surgery), as well as a group of doctors assigned to teach the students of the Faculty of Medicine. They discussed the importance of following up on the training and education procedures for the clinical years students and exchanged feedback from both parties and from the students on a regular basis at the Speciality Hospital for each department separately. They also identified and addressed the most important challenges they faced.

3/3/20247/25/2024Event
  

The School of Medicine, represented by the Dean , Professor  Yasser Al-Rayyan ,and members of the teaching and administrative staff, extends its highest congratulations to His Excellency  Professor Nathir Obaidat the  President of the University of Jordan ,for assuming the presidency of the Joint Advisory Council of the Arab Board for Health Specialties   .

His Excellency was elected by the members of the Arab Council for Health Specializations as Chairman of the Joint Scientific Advisory Council and Chairman of the Executive Committee during the 2024 regular meeting held in  Amman Wednesday 29thFebruary.

This achievement and this well-deserved trust are the result of his active role and distinguished contribution to the Arab Medical Council for many years. It is also considered an enhancement of the prestigious academic reputation of the  University of Jordan and its distinguished contributions at the national, Arab and international levels.

Deanship of the School of Medicine

Office of Quality and Communication Affairs


3/3/20247/25/2024Event
  
Under the patronage of Professor Dr. Yaser Al-Rayyan, Dean of the College of Medicine, Dr. Maram Abdaljaleel, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, held the first season of the JU Doctors League scientific competition on Thursday, February 29, 2024. An elite group of medical students from The basic years had participated. The competition was an exceptional experience, as enthusiasm and competitive spirit mixed with the desire to achieve first place. The corridors of the building witnessed a unique bustle, in which elite medical students from all academic years gathered.

The JU Doctors League competition is based mainly on testing the medical knowlwdge of the contestants. The competition consists of three rounds, The first round began with twelve teams, in which two teams competed separately to qualify for the second round. Six teams, in turn, competed as pairs, with three teams qualifying for the final round. Then the competition concluded with the final round, in which three teams competed in one round, and the first place was won by Waseem Hamza, Zaid Samarat, and Zaid Al-Zoubi. The second place was won by Suhaib Abweini, Muhammad Al-Adawi, and Laith Shamout, and the third place was won by Muhammad Al-Shalalfa, Muhammad Al-Saad, and Osama Zaarir.

The competition included a guitar playing segment by the student Zeina Mehyar, and an Oud playing segment by Rashed Abu Saleh and Abdallah Shawwa and an organ playing section by Laila Allan, as well as two competitions for the audience.

The competition concluded with the distribution of prizes to the top three winning teams, as well as certificates of appreciation for all competitors and organizers.

A team of distinguished medical students organized and presented this event with great efficiency including Own Al-Abdallat, Abdallah Shawwa, Abdalrahman Atyani, Ahmad Jarrar, Ahmad Awadat, Batool Elayan, Dina Khliefat, Farah Foudeh, Hasan Bashabsheh, Jana Al-Hittawe, Laila Allan, Layan Al-Odat, Mira’alnaser Khashman, Morad Abbas, Mohammad Al-Abdallat, Muin Naser, Mukaram Kalouti, Noureddin Al-Bast, Rashed Abu Saleh, Rula Marie, Shaden Shawakfah, Shahed Jumah, Sohayb Hammo, Yazan Al-Awaysheh
Zeina Mehyar, Zaid Saimeh.
Assistant Dean of Student Affairs Office-School of Medicine


3/2/20247/25/2024Event
  
Under the patronage of the President of the University of Jordan, Professor Dr. Nazir Obaidat, the Medical Technology Day was held at the King Abdullah II College of Information Technology, in the presence of Professor Dr. Yaser Al-Rayyan, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, and Dr. Maram Abdaljaleel, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, and with representation from the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Digital Economy.
The Medical Technological Day addresses topics of artificial intelligence and its role in research and medical work.

Dr. Yaser Al-Rayyan stressed in his speech the importance and necessity of cooperation between the College of Medicine and the King Abdullah II College of Information Technology in the field of information technology and artificial intelligence because of its broad impact in developing medical scientific research and improving health services. Dr. Yaser Al-Rayyan congratulated the IEEE-CS community and the IFSMA team for their efforts. Dr. Al-Rayyan also indicated that the Colleges of Medicine and King Abdullah II Colleges of Information Technology are now working on a joint project with Erasmus to use artificial intelligence in medicine.

 Assistant Dean for Student Affairs Office


2/29/20247/25/2024Event
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