Amoud Medical School was established in 2000-2001. Its academic program is designed for six years medical education leading to the degree of Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS). The school is partnering with King’s College Teaching Hospital of London which provides teaching assistance and Kijaabe Hospital of Nairobi which provides support in the form of dispatching lecturers on periodic-basis to AMS.
The school also recruits Somali doctors to help the school in community-based medical education. Special attention is exercised to the quality of medical education through out, starting from admission to graduation. The School’s concept and philosophy necessitates the adherence to valid concepts of education using modern trends and effective methods with flexibility.
The curriculum is community –oriented medical education (Learning experience for the students and services for the community with the objectives of giving the students the appropriate skills, attitudes and knowledge in identifying and dealing with the community problems) and uses student-centered approach with emphasis on self-learning to develop in the students the ability and willingness to pursue their own learning after graduation. During the educational program the students come into contact with different communities with different situations to recognize the characteristics of the Somali family, relations, culture, attitude towards health, knowledge and practice in state of health and disease and become familiar with the people they will work for after the completion of their medical studies.
The School of Medicine has started postgraduate studies with family medicine residence at the academic year 2013 which is designed for three years studies leading to Master of Medicine. The Family Medicine Specialist is a generalist physician.
The family physician provides care that is comprehensive, extending from birth to death, for men, women and children, covering a broad range of illnesses.
The family physician coordinates care among other specialists and non-physician providers, integrating care at various levels of the health system. The Family Medicine Specialist provides holistic care of the whole person, rather than simply disease oriented treatment. Family medicine is community oriented, recognizing the context of the individual in a community impacted by public health issues.
The Family Medicine Specialist focuses on the preventive and promotive aspects of care, as well as curative. The Family Medicine Specialist provides care that is continuous over a long period of time, rather than episodic. Finally, family medicine is cost-effective, using limited resources wisely. As a generalist, the Family Medicine Specialist can function well in a variety of settings, academic or non-academic, rural or urban, private or public, among the rich or poor, in district or provincial hospitals or clinics.
However, this curriculum is designed specifically to prepare the Family Medicine Specialist to function in the District Hospital. Upon successful completion of the 3 year training program, Amoud University will grant each graduate a Certificate of Specialization in Family Medicine.
Amoud School of medicine is planned to start the coming academic year 2014-2015, residence in general surgery with the mission to develop and train General Surgeons who are competent to practice Surgery independently. It is designed five year residency training program leading to the master degree of general surgery.
The educational programme will provide a broad educational experience in recognition and treatment of surgical disorders. Upon completion of training, the graduate is expected to be a competent specialist in General Surgery capable of independent practice.
During training, the resident will have acquired a thorough knowledge of the theoretical basis of General Surgery, including its foundations in the basic medical sciences and be exposed to research activities. The graduate will be able to access and apply relevant knowledge and skills to clinical practice and provide effective consultation services with respect to patient care, education and medico-legal issues.
|Dean School of Medicine||Assistant Dean|
|Dr.Ismail M. Aye||Drs. Nura M. Omar|
Educational Development Center
Educational Development Center Aims to generate competent and appropriately trained health professionals, ensure a level of education based on
international standards, optimize patient care and advance the health status of the people educational development center whose mission is to provide more relevant and accountable life-long health professional educational programmes that can lead the health promotion in the country. The center works in training the teaching staff of the training institutions on curriculum designing, assessment and evaluation of the educational programmes.
a. To be pioneer for up-grading of the medical education and allied health professionals education.
b. Provide training in Medical Education and health professionals educational programmes including curriculum designing, effective teaching methods, student assessment, programme evaluation, quality assessment and standards in health professions education.
c. Encourage cooperation between the medicals schools and allied training health sciences of the country.
d. Promote community-oriented medical education and community-based medical education as well as problem-based learning approaches and self-learning to develop in students the ability and willingness to pursue their own learning after graduation.
e. Train health personnel in the field of management and leadership through workshops.
f. Organize and implement continuing professional education activities.
ACHS has also reached its target of realizing the three stages of Medical Education and health professionals training but
is in great need to consolidate:
a. Basic medical education and health professionals training which we started on Academic year 2000-2001.
b. Postgraduate studies which started on Academic year 2012-2013 with public health, family medicine residence and nursing education
c. Continuing professional development which has been going on since the start of Amoud College of Health Sciences.
On Saturday, October 13th, 2018, Amoud College of Health Sciences – ACHS, Helds a Graduation Ceremony for Family Medicine Residency Programme, at Rays Hotel, The Ceremony was Attended by Somaliland Ministry of Health Vice Minister Mr. Nasir O. Jama, Saleban H. Hadi, Borama City Mayor, Ahmed A. Boqore, Amoud University, Vice President,AF, Dr.Sead A.Walhad, Principal of ACHS, Mr.Saed Habane, Dean of SPGSR,AU, other distinguished guests, family and friends.
At the beginning of the Ceremony Dr. Saed A. Walhad Principal of ACHS, expressed his great thanks for the graduated students and he wishes all the best for them in their journey to help the community, also he expressed his appreciation to Hope Organization on their remarkable Support for the Family Medicine Residency Programme Since it was Started in 2013.
Dr.Walhad Said" this programme helped ACHS to reach three Stages of health professionals training: Undergraduate training, postgraduate training, and Continuous professional development. and this Programme Will Allow Somaliland health provision to make a coverage of the needs of the regional and district Hospitals".
The ceremony was concluded by Awdaring Graduates their Certificates. Dr. Awale A. Ibrahim, Dr. Mohayadin H. Jama, Dr. Mubarak A. Magan, Dr. Hudayfa A. Ali, Dr. Yusuf A.Mohamed. and were also recognized for their outstanding overall academic performance.
Research and Community Services Department (RCS), Organized 2 Days workshop on Community Awareness.
Research and Community Services (RCS) Department organized 2 Days workshop for 10 women served as Community Health Workers (CHW) from their selected communities. The participants were selected from Dilla, Dareymacane, Qorgaab, Sh. Osman, Tulli, Goroyocawl, Duudweyne and Sabowanag villages.
The workshop was opined by Mr. Yusuf A. Hareed, Head of RCS department and Dr. Fadumo X. Abubakor, Dean School of Nurse and Midwifery. RCS provided these areas community health service focuses empowering and capacitating health service provisions and improving linkages between health centers and community trough home visits, to scale up community based health services for vulnerable populations at the community level. RCS also capacitates and empowering Health centers in these areas by sending professional health workers including doctors, nurses and midwifes laboratory, pharmacist, dentists and public health practitioners while providing FREE health services including health education, diagnosis and treatment through Home visit, health centers and referral to the hospitals. The aim of this workshop is to improve the collaboration between community members and professional health workers and to build trained CHWs that worked community as volunteer.
Department Research and Community Services (RCS)