Doctor of Medicine

The College of Medicine and Health Sciences (CMHS) offers four- year M.D program. The pre- requisite for the program is successful completion of two- year Pre- Medical program offered by CMHS. The MD program integrates basic and clinical sciences through a wide variety of learning opportunities including problem based learning. The curriculum offers candidates some flexibility to undertake extra curricula activities for example in clinical electives abroad. The MD program will prepare graduates who will be skilled, knowledgeable, and compassionate and who can serve the community as a professional and ethical physician. The graduates will be life- long learners and committed to quality healthcare and practice medicine in a patient- centered and multi professional environment. The graduates will also be ready to take up advanced training in various specialties of Medicine.

Program Objectives

  • Medical Knowledge.
  • Interpersonal & Communication Skills.
  • Patient Care.
  • Practice based learning & Improvement.
  • Professionalism.
  • System based practice.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Apply knowledge of established and evolving biomedical, clinical, epidemiological, and behavioral sciences to solve patient’s medical problems.
  • Use communication skills that are effective in the exchange of information and collaboration with patients, their families, and health professionals.
  • Demonstrate their abilities in providing patient care that is compassionate, appropriate and effective for the treatment of health problems.
  • Reflect on patient care, appraising scientific evidence, and to continuously improve patient care based on self -evaluation and life-long learning.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to carrying out professional responsibilities and an adherence to ethical principles.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of and responsiveness to the larger context and system of health care.

Degree Requirements

Required Credit Hours : minimum 342 hours

General Education (Req CH:46)

Cluster 1: Values to Live By - Islam (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
ISLM100Islamic Culture3.000

Cluster 1: Values to Live By - Ethics (2.00 hours)

Credit Hours
PCOM226Professional Practice and Communication 42.000

Cluster 2: Skills for Life - English Communication Skills (6.00 hours)

Credit Hours
PCOM105Professional Practice and Communication 13.000
PCOM112Professional Practice and Communication 23.000

Cluster 2: Skills for Life - Thinking Skills 2 (2.00 hours)

Credit Hours
PCOM219Professional Practice and Communication 32.000

Cluster 3: The Human Community - Emirates Society (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
HSS105Emirates Studies3.000

Cluster 3: The Human Community - Social and Behavioral Sciences (6.00 hours)

Credit Hours
HEHA450Behavioral Sciences6.000

Cluster 3: The Human Community - Humanities/Fine Arts (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
LITM102Language and Literacy3.000

Cluster 3: The Human Community - The Global Experience (4.00 hours)

Credit Hours
PHCM560Public Health and Community Medicine4.000

Cluster 4: The Natural World - Mathematics (7.00 hours)

Credit Hours
MMAT101Numeracy and Information Technology3.000
BSTA110Biostatistics and Epidemiology 12.000
BSTA218Biostatistics and Epidemiology 22.000

Cluster 4: The Natural World - Natural Sciences (6.00 hours)

Credit Hours
HBIO106Human Biology3.000
MCHE108Biological Chemistry3.000

Cluster 5: Capstone Experience (4.00 hours)

Credit Hours
ECCT579Internal Elective4.000


Major Requirements

Required Courses (296.00 hours)

Credit Hours
MCHE103Chemistry for Medicine3.000
HANA104Human Anatomy 13.000
CYHS107Cytology and Histology3.000
PHYL109Human Physiology 14.000
HANA111Human Anatomy 23.000
EMBR213Human Embryology3.000
HANA214Human Anatomy 33.000
MBIO215Molecular Biology3.000
PHYL216Human Physiology 24.000
MGEN217Medical Genetics3.000
HANA220Human Anatomy 44.000
MTAB221Cellular Communication and Metabolism2.000
PHYL222Human Physiology 33.000
MCRO223Principles of Microbiology and Immunology3.000
MSCE299Pre-Medical Program Exam24.000
INFE310Infection, Inflammation and Immunity7.000
HONC320Mechanisms of Malignancies and Hematology 7.000
CDPM330Cardiovascular System7.000
RESP340Respiratory System7.000
WMEX350Renal and Urogenital Systems6.000
CLSM360Clinical Skills and Professionalism 16.000
GAST410Gastrointestinal System6.000
ENDO420Endocrine and Metabolism6.000
MUSC430Musculoskeletal System6.000
NEOR440Neuroscience and Special Senses10.000
CLSM460Clinical Skills and Professionalism 26.000
OSCE499Pre-Clinical Program Exam20.000
IMED510Internal Medicine I8.000
SURG520Surgery I8.000
PAED530Pediatrics I8.000
OBGY540Obstetrics and Gynaecology8.000
PSCH550Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences4.000
ECCT570External Elective4.000
IMED571Internal Medicine II4.000
IMED572Internal Medicine Selective4.000
SURG573General Surgery4.000
SURG574Surgery Specialty4.000
PAED575Pediatrics II4.000
FAMD576Family Medicine4.000
EMED578Emergency Medicine4.000
FIEE599Final Integrated Examination60.000