Self-Assessment Study: Faculty of Medicine, Mu’tah University, May 2010
Foundation Of The Faculty
Honor Board of the Faculty of Medicine 2011-2012
Medical students in the honor panel League 2011-2012
Letter of the Dean of the Faculty
The Faculty of Medicine of Mu'tah University was founded in the 2001; in accordance with the vision of His Majesty King Abdullah II Bin Al-Hussein, the Fourth King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan of the need of the Kingdom to have more doctors and to have a medical school in the southern part of the country, so this part of the country has its share of the development plan, resulted in the creation of this medical school.
The establishment of this Medical School was a necessity, so with its fellow sisters' medical schools at Jordan University in Amman, Jordan University of Science and Technology in Irbid and recently Hashemite University in Zarqa they form the only places for undergraduate medical educations. Those medical schools compliment each other and geographically they spread all over the country.
The Faculty recently moved to the main campus of Mutah University and the old building now houses offices and lecture halls of the students and staff in the clinical departments. The number of students enrolled at this medical school has increased tremendously over the last 9 years. The number admitted in the academic year 2001/2002 was 27 students while in the academic year 2009/2010 the number is 185.
The number of staff in both clinical and basic sciences has, also, increased from 12 in the academic year 2001/2002 to 47 Full-time staff members and 85 part-time staff members in the academic year 2009/2010. We tremendously rely on the staff and hospitals of the Ministry of Health and Royal Medical Services for training our undergraduate students. Now a sizable number of our Faculty staff is Jordanians sent for their postgraduate training in both basic and clinical sciences to western countries such as United Kingdom, United States of America, Australia, Canada and Western Europe.
So far, three groups of students graduated from our young medical school, the total number of graduated doctors is 157. They joined various health sectors in Jordan and abroad and the feedback from the places they work at, showed that they are of high quality and they match their fellow graduates from other medical schools in Jordan. Many of our students passed international exams such as USMLE with very high scores.
In this short period of the life of our medical school, we had seven scientific conferences hosted by our medical school and this year the Faculty hosted the seventh conference which was a successful international meeting.
So far we only offer one undergraduate medical degree, bachelor of medicine and bachelor of surgery (M.B, B.S). We are currently working to have other programs and postgraduate studies in various basic and clinical disciplines.
I wish a bright future to our Faculty, my colleagues, administration staff and students.
Professor Adel Abu-Heija (FRCOG),
Dean of the Faculty of Medicine,
Mutah University, Al-Karak,
24th May 2010