School of Medicine :: The University of Jordan ::

Program Specifications

Doctor of Medicine (M.D) / Program Overview

Ø Background to the program and subject area:
  School of medicine at university of Jordan is designed to produce doctors who are who are equipped with the clinical abilities, knowledge, attitudes and professional behaviors needed to become a doctor.  The program is characterized by students obtaining extensive clinical experience which is supported by teaching and learning in the supporting medical sciences.  Our graduates are well prepared for their role in the hospitals.
-        The doctor of medicine curriculum is a six-year undergraduate degree. It is an interdisciplinary program, integrating biomedical sciences and clinical skills training.
-        The content of the core curriculum of the Medical Program is determined from the range of basic biomedical knowledge and clinic experience that a doctor will have to be competent in dealing with on graduation. Thus the development of clinical ability and underpinning science is integrated and relevant to the needs of the future doctor.
-        During the early years of the program, the basic medical and behavioral sciences (anatomy, biochemistry, genetics, immunology, microbiology, pathology, pharmacology, physiology, psychology and sociology) are taught through expert faculty member.
-        In the fourth year, Introductory course introduced special clinical skills and the students study medicine and surgery within clinical rotation.
-        The fifth year is largely taken up with core clinical rotations Sub-surgeries, Emergency medicine, dermatology, family medicine and psychological medicine.
-        The sixth year of the course has been structured as a series of clinical rotation in, medicine, surgery, pediatric and gynecology, and one elective rotation.
-        During clinical years, students have a chance to train in military hospitals, university hospitals and ministry of health hospital that give him especial experience in different areas, exposed to different patient varieties
-        The school of Medicine at The University of Jordan is committed to delivering outstanding undergraduate education program that ensures continuing development from undergraduate to internship and postgraduate training.
-        The Medical School admits almost 2500 students to the six-year Medical Program each year from a wide range of backgrounds.
-        The final year of the course focusing on preparing students for practice medicine safely.
-        The school of medicine at UJ ensures that students:
·           Become competent in all clinical skills needed to practice medicine, through seeing pa-tients in hospitals and in the community and through closely supervised activities.
·         Learn the underpinning Medical Sciences through lectures, seminars, practical sessions, simulation, and clinical rotation.
·         Become able to work in a team and independently.
·         Develop the professional behaviors needed to be a doctor.
Ø Vision statements of the program:

To graduate efficient, safe and creative doctors, who are capable of serving the national and international communities, and to add to the scientific research globally?
Ø Vision statements of the program:
To graduate efficient, safe and creative doctors, who are capable of serving the national and international communities, and to add to the scientific research globally?
Ø Mission statements of the program:
To graduate qualified physicians capable of delivering quality healthcare services nationally, re-gionally, and internationally; of pursuing specialized higher studies; of engaging in scientific research; and of interacting with the world medical community.
Ø Program Aims:
1.    Graduate physicians mastering the fundamental medical knowledge and skills necessary for practicing the medical profession in accordance with the best international standards.
2.    Graduate competent physicians capable of self-learning and professional development.
3.    Endow the students with humane feelings and a sense of responsibility toward the patient and society.
4.    Develop communication and leadership skills with the Faculty of Medicine’s students, professors, and administrative staff.
5.    Foster the sense of professional, national, and moral responsibility among students.
6.    Enhance the capacity for scientific research for the purpose of meeting the needs of the local, regional, and global communities.
7.    Boost community health awareness through healthcare and health education programs.
8.      Enhance the contribution of medical doctors in community work and health promotion in the community