Letter of the Dean of the Faculty
The Faculty of Medicine of Mutah University was founded in the 2001. This was inaccordance with the vision of His Majesty King Abdullah II Bin Al-Hussein, theFourth King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. There was a need of theKingdom to have more doctors and to have a medical school in the southern part ofthe country.
The establishment of this Medical School with its fellow medical schools in Amman,Irbid, Zarqa and Salt forms a net for undergraduate medical education thatcompliment each other and geographically cover the country.
The deanship is based in the main campus of the University and with theadministration and the basic sciences departments. The administration of the andlecture halls of the students and staff in the clinical sciences departments is based inthe grounds of the Karak Teaching Hospital. The number of students enrolled at thefaculty of medicine has increased tremendously over the last 16 years. The numberadmitted in the academic year 2001/2002 was 27 students while in the academic year2017/2018 the total number of our students is 1715 and the total number of ourgraduated students so far is 1132 doctors
The number of staff in both clinical and basic sciences has, also, increased from 12 inthe academic year 2001/2002 to 90 full-time staff members and 85 part-time staffmembers in the academic year 2017/2018. We tremendously rely on the staff andhospitals of the Ministry of Health and Royal Medical Services for training ourundergraduate students. A sizable number of our faculty staff are gaining their
postgraduate training in both basic and clinical sciences in developed countries suchas United Kingdom, United States of America, Australia, Canada and Western Europe.
The graduates of the Faculty of Medicine at Mutah University joined various healthsectors in Jordan and abroad. Many of our students passed international exams such asUSMLE with very high scores. The feedback about their overall performance is verypositive.
In this short period of the life of our medical school, we have conducted severalinternational scientific conferences, workshops, and scientific meetings which havebeen very successful.
In addition to the undergraduate medical degree, bachelor of medicine and bachelor ofsurgery (MBBS), we are currently working to have other programs and postgraduate studies in various basic and clinical disciplines. And this year we started our first program of master degree in community health.
I acknowledge the dedication of our faculty colleagues and administrative staff andwish our students a bright future.
Omar Ali Nafi .MRCP
Dean Faculty of Medicine
Associated Professor of Pediatrics
Consultant Pediatric Neurologist
Mutah University , Al-Karak,