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||Mr.Abdiwahab Y. Abdilahi|