What first comes to mind when you hear the words “Faculty of Medicine”? Perhaps it’s the figure of a doctor wearing a white coat and holding a stethoscope. Or maybe you think of researchers shaking test tubes around in a laboratory. In actuality, the field of medical science spans far beyond these perceptions, covering an extremely wide range of topics. Medical science as an academic discipline is ultimately concerned with using scientific research methods to treat illnesses contracted by, and contribute to the overall health of, human beings. In order to fulfill these objectives, areas addressed in medical science range from those on molecular and cellular levels to internal organ and individual person levels, all the way to topics that involve society or the world as a whole. A large portion of studies in the Faculty of Medicine is concerned with clinical medicine. The majority of students in this Faculty, in fact, aim to become clinical doctors. The ultimate subject of all studies in clinical medicine comes down to one human being: the patient. Of course, clinical doctors must possess knowledge of the human body on a molecular level as well as an advanced understanding of organs. Just as important, however, is being constantly aware of the fact that the subject of one’s studies or treatments is a human being with a personality and is therefore not all that different from you. A clinical doctor’s responsibility is to take a patient, who is a human being just like herself or himself and help them to recover from whatever illness or disease that is affecting them. Advancements in the field of medical science are continuously being made, and the high level of knowledge and latest techniques gained from these advancements contribute greatly to helping patients recover from illnesses. Utilizing these new techniques and expert knowledge for the sake of helping patients is what brings clinical doctors the most joy. Nevertheless, illnesses, as explained later, at times become so overbearing that they control our fates, leaving medical science powerless to do anything to treat or prevent them. In such cases, we identify the mechanisms of these illnesses and develop new methods of treatment for them. By doing so, we can be prepared to fight against these illnesses when they appear again in future patients. However, this process is by no means successful every time. As fellow human beings who share the same eventual fate of death, it must be said that one of a clinical doctor’s duties is to protect the dignity of their patients.
Dear students, we will be very pleased to have you join us, and we sincerely appreciate your efforts and academic success before enrolling in our Medical School. We would like you to know that we will always stand by you by doing our best to foster your determination and perseverance throughout the medical training you receive.
The Faculty of Medicine, University of Garden City is committed to excellence in undergraduate and postgraduate education, research and innovation, and provision of healthcare services. Our culturally diverse student population coming from all strata of society is a reflection of humanity in all its dimensions. We provide an environment where all of them can excel and contribute to improving the health and well-being of people where ever they decide to practice their profession – in our own country as well as in faraway lands.
Our faculty is dedicated to providing a world-class education. Our flexible modular based curriculum is designed to facilitate students to excel according to their individual learning styles by providing a platform for learner and student centric experience. In our constant effort to enhance student and staff friendly teaching and learning experiences, the department of medical education regularly evaluates our teaching programmes and curricular designed with much emphasis on staff and student feedback. We invite foreign students to join our excellent elective program and to enjoy our hospitality; learn medicine in a tropical environment and read excellent reviews written by previous students.
With many opportunities for basic and clinical research, the Faculty of Medical Sciences provides a worthy research environment for faculty members and students while developing capacity of future medical graduates. Research and development in the faculty addresses national priorities and current global issues seeking to produce high impact, constantly relevant and internationally recognized research by close collaboration with key international research groups and laboratories.
Across the continuum of undergraduate and continuing education supporting all healthcare professionals as lifelong learners. The medical curriculum includes all levels of objectives, all forms of content, all mechanisms of delivery, and all individual and group assessments that are organized to achieve the educational outcomes.
The curriculum of the school will aim at graduating doctors with up to date knowledge on medicine and medical practice who will be capable to deal with the community and meet its demands. As well, they will be capable of navigating their way in post-graduate studies.