Best medical universities in Egypt

Recently Egypt has developed as best popular destination for medical education because of its quality education, affordability, international recognition, reputation, and practical exposure. Egyptian medical universities are ranked among the high ranked university in the world as well as having passing rate of 80% in USMLE and 75% in PLAB and 91% in Indian exams.

Egyptian medical education is following the British model of medical education which is comprising a five-year program of undergraduate medical education along with two years of internships. Almost all medical schools in Egypt have established teaching hospitals, using English as medium of instruction, and providing the most confined the clinical training of students in the hospitals. The universities in Egypt are approved by the WHO, MCI, WFME, ECFMG, UNESCO and Medical Councils of many countries such as India, America, the UK, UAE etc. Here top ranked medical universities are listed here.

Cairo University

Cairo University is one of the oldest and most reputed universities in Egypt where its department of medicine program has started back in 1827. Cairo University has successfully been undertaking its mission of delivering education, research, and cultural duties over the years. It is considered as the mother university among other younger universities in Egypt. Cairo University is also offering its education and research facilities to international students and scientists and has become well known worldwide. Cairo University is a comprehensive institution of higher learning located in Giza, Egypt.

Cairo University is committed to preparing the students with high practical exposure through the clinical sessions and internships in the biggest hospital called Qasr El Eyni Hospital. Through interactive learning and information technologies, graduates enter the work force with the skills needed to succeed in today’s global marketplaces. Cairo University was established in 1908, currently it has 26 faculties/institutions in different scientific disciplines, with total volume of about 250000 students. In this respect, the university has adapted unconventional methods to develop the system of academic research to meet the needs of society and research and to encourage its scholars and researchers.

Ain Shams University

Ain Shams University is a public university in Cairo, which was founded in 1950 and it was the third higher education institution to be established in Egypt. The university offers both undergraduate and postgraduate programs and has seven campus locations. Four are located in Alabassya, two in Heliopolis and one in Shubra Elkheima. Ain Shams university is one of the largest educational medical institutions in Africa and the Middle East. It’s faculty of medicine has grown to become one of the largest medical schools in Egypt, with over 10,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students enrolled each year. The faculty offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs, including Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, and Allied Health Sciences.

Ain Shams University is focused on blending theoretical and practical skills and on strengthening cooperation between scientific research centers regionally and internationally. The Faculty of Medicine serves more than 6000 undergraduate students over the 6 years of undergraduate teaching, and more than 1500 post-graduate students (Diplomas, Master of Science in medicine & Medical Doctorate) in various academic and clinical departments. Not only one of the medical schools, but a free (not for profit) hospital serving more than one million patients annually. Faculty of Medicine Educational Hospital (internal medicine and surgery) consists of an outpatient clinic and inpatient department. Both have approximately 3200 beds (in 1997), with more than 10,000 staff working in all departments and serving about 2,000,000 patients from all over Egypt annually.

Alexandria University

Alexandria University was established in the year 1938. In the light of the need for developing more disciplines for higher learning and with a view towards meeting the need of the people of Alexandria, Alexandria University, formerly known as Farouk University, became a separate entity in August 1942 with four additional faculties: Science, Commerce, Medicine, and Agriculture. In 1952, it became “Alexandria University”. Since then, the University witnessed growth and expansion in several fields: the number of Faculties and high institutes increased to 30. Some examples of them are as follows: Faculty of Nursing, 1954 (formerly, High Institute of Nursing) Faculty of Pharmacy, 1956 High Institute of Public Health, 1963 Faculty of Education, 1969 Faculty of Dentistry, 1971 Medical Research Institute, 1971.

Currently, the Faculty of Medicine of Alexandria University serves over 7000 undergraduate students and more than 2000 post-graduate students.

Mansoura University

Mansoura University is Located on the east bank of the Nile, around 120km northwest of Cairo and founded in 1972. Mansoura University is an internationally ranked university and is also a top 30 university in the QS Arab Region University Rankings is comprising over 7,000 faculty members who teach over 165,000 undergraduate students and 18,000 postgraduate students across a wide range of degree programs, including engineering, science, agriculture, veterinary medicine, medicine, and dentistry. Most degrees at Mansoura University are fully taught in English. However, there are some Arab-taught degree programs as well. Mansoura University has a distinguished reputation for its medical facilities, including nine major hospitals and medical centers, as well as a medical experience research center (MERC).

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