Programs And Academics

Bachelor Of Medicine And Bachelor Of Surgery(MBBCh Program)

Egyptian Medical universities provide a five years MBBS primary degree program in all the preclinical subjects and selected clinical subjects. The five years MBBS course is divided into 10 semesters of 6 months each. Upon successful completion of the course, students will undergo a compulsory residential rotating internship. The medium of instruction is English.

MBBS Curriculum-Preclinical (Semesters I-IV)

The first and second years of instruction cover integrated preclinical Sciences, Community Medicine, Introduction to clinical Medicine and Medical Informatics. Preclinical Science includes Anatomy, Microbiology, Pathology, and Pharmacology & Physiology. These subjects are taught in and integrated manner and are incorporated into Community Medicine and introduction to clinical Medicine. Students gain clinical knowledge and problem solving skills. Medical informatics is integrated to provide computer expertise relevant to medical education.

A student is required to pass all the preclinical subjects before he/she is allowed to be promoted to the clinical sciences (Semester V)

Clinical Sciences [Semester V-X]

Clinical sciences include the subjects of forensic Medicine .Community Medicine, Ophthalmology {ENT} Medicine & Allied Subjects Psychiatry, Dermatology, Radiology, Emergency Medicine &More], Obstertrics & Gynaecology , Paediatrics and other allied medical and surgical specialities & subspecialties.

Clinical training is conducted at the Concerned Medical Teaching Hospital and Associated Local hospitals.


A system of continuous evaluation is followed through fortnightly tests. semester exams end-posting evaluation, seminars & problem based learning sessions. The continuous evaluation system has helped to achieve excellent results in the university examinations.

Teaching Methodology

The teaching program in preclinical consists of

  • Didactic classroom lectures
  • Practical’s
  • PBLs/Seminar
  • Community/Hospital visits

Fortnightly academic time tables are prepared, giving details of the teaching program with topics to be covered. These are put up well in advance. To support the integrated approach, seminars and PBLs are conducted every fortnight on important diseases/syndromes. This Gives the preclinical students a better clinical orientation of the systems being taught. Concurrent evaluation is done by fortnightly test, viva -voce, seminars and PBLs .Semester examinations are held at the end of each 5 months. The Teaching Program in Clinical Sciences consists of :

  • Didactic classroom lectures
  • Clinical/ Practical training in hospitals, wards/Community visits/Field training camp
  • Symposia/Seminar
  • Clinical meeting/Faculty talks/Guest Lectures

The above teaching sessions take an average of forty two hours/week, out of which there are 12 didactic lectures per week. The stress is mainly on Clinical/ Practical training. The Students are Periodically Assessed by conducting end posting clinical exams [Clinical and Viva], mid-Semester Exams and end-semester exams.


One Year of rotating internship is compulsory. The Egyptian medical Universities have different schemes for internship for student of different countries, as per the requirements of their medical council. Students do their internships in Nepal, India, Sri-Lanka, Australia, USA, UK and South Africa. Internship rules are subject to change as per the rules of themedical Council.