The Joint Award of MBChB/MBBCH
To promote AFM vision and mission, the faculty is always seeking and welcoming international partnerships.
Communications with Manchester School of Medical Sciences started year 2015 focusing on promoting academic co-operation between both institutes. These communications succeeded in signing a memorandum of understanding between Alexandria Faculty of Medicine and Manchester School of Medical Sciences in October 2018.
A team from Manchester made a site visit to AFM on December 2019 where afterwards further communications progressed till signing a memorandum of agreement on 1st December 2020.
Prof. Douglas Corfield
Professor of Medical Sciences and Program Director Manchester University
Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria University
Prof. Hala Maklad – The Executive Manager of the International Students’ Affairs Administration
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Aims of The Program
To produce the next generation of doctors trained through an integrated programme of medical education to meet the requirements of the Egyptian National Academic Reference Standards NARS and the UK GMC in training safe and effective medical practitioners for professional practice.
To enable students to gain knowledge and understanding of the conceptual and practical aspects of the basic medical and clinical sciences, relevant behavioural and social sciences, and the underlying principles of scientific method.
To develop the intellectual skills of students including problem solving and enquiry, critical analysis, logical thinking, clinical reasoning, and reflection.
To enable students to acquire the professional behaviours necessary to ensure the provision of high standards of medical practice to individuals, their families, the community and to be responsible for their personal and professional development and clinical practice.
To develop the proficiency of students in the basic clinical skills while recognising the limitations of their capabilities and acting in a patient-centred, safety conscious manner.
To develop core skills in verbal, written and electronic communication.
WHY OUR PROGRAM
during the Academic Year 2022 / 2023
The Student's activities included dynamic brainstorming sessions, enlightening laboratory visits, and hands-on practical work. These immersive experiences were thoughtfully designed to complement the students' educational journey and to enhance their understanding of the program's core concepts
Manchester University Team Visit
A delegation of professors from the University of Manchester visited to the Faculty of Medicine at Alexandria University to witness the commencement of the collaborative degree program.
The visit took place in March 2023, marking the start of the academic year 2022-2023. As part of their visit, they delivered lectures and conducted workshops for students, contributing to the enhancement of the educational experience within the program. The visit spanned from March 19, 2023, until March 23, 2023.
Prof. Joanne Hart
Professor of Health Professional Education, Head of Division of Medical Education. Former- MBChB Associate Programme Director for Academic Affairs, Year 1 & 2 Lead.
Prof. Lucie Byrne-Davis
Professor of Health Psychology, MBChB Curriculum Chair, MBChB Lead for Behavioural and Social Sciences, MBChB Associate Lead for Assessment years 1 and 2.
Lecturer in Clinical Communication. Previously worked as an anatomy demonstrator.Manchester MBChB graduate and MSc Medical Humanities.
The study duration is five academic years. This is followed by two Foundation years obligatory for Egyptian students offered by Alexandria Faculty of Medicine.
For the International Students, the annual tuition fees is 12500$. It can be paid either in full or in three instalments; the first one at the registration time, the second in January, and the third in May
Applicants (National & International) for this program should meet the existing Egyptian National Entry requirements to study Medicine at Alexandria University or any other Egyptian Governmental University.
The students can register online to the University of Manchester, and are considered students, then they receive their own official e-mail through which they can enter the Manchester educational website to benefit from the learning resources on the site and the university library.
Students should attend all core courses at the Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria University. Elective courses are available from the third academic year and could be attended at Manchester University on the student’s own expenses.
The MBCHB/MBBCH program is based on a credit bearing system. The total program credit points: 60 credit points / academic year in 5 academic years = 300 credit points
The degree certificate will be issued by Manchester University and signed by officials of both parties.
The Egyptian graduates of the program have the right to apply for clinical residency in Alexandria university hospitals as well as academic jobs offered by the university to graduates of the Alexandria Faculty of Medicine.
The GMC has announced that UKMLA replaces PLAB. UKMLA will be a requirement for all those graduating from 2025 in the UK, and international medical graduates. https://bdiresourcing.com/news/2018/05/ukmla-to-replace-plab/142