Our aim is to train confident and well-equipped medical doctors who can follow the current developments in medicine of our age when knowledge is increasing at an ever-accelerating rate and well-supported enough to motivate themselves to renew their knowledge and skills. Our goal is also to engrain humaneness and the values that lead appropriate behaviours ethically as well as scientifically in our medical doctors. For this reason we aim to use the mechanisms that will enable us to treat each medical faculty student as an individual effectively.
The mission of Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University Faculty of Medicine is to train medical doctors who are committed to human and ethical values, have high level of knowledge and skills, and masters of advanced medical technologies, knowing how to access information, having the ability to apply current diagnosis and treatment methods; establishing effective communication with colleagues, other healthcare professionals and patients; has teamwork skills and having been acquired leadership qualifications, able to recognize the society they live in and sensitive to global health problems, following the developments in science closely; able to provide a top-level, evidence-based, and qualified health services to the community; who will contribute to the national and international scientific world with high-level basic, clinical and community-based researches.
The vision of our faculty is with our dynamic, innovative and liberal approach in medical education; to be a leading medical school in national and international level that adopts contemporary medical practices based on research and science, prioritizes the cooperation of medicine with other sciences, and is a leader in education, research and health service delivery.
Education of Medical School is for 6 years and we have two programs in Turkish and English. Education in the English program is 100% English. In order to skip the preparatory class, a two-stage exam is held and students who are not successful in this exam or who do not take the exam take the English preparatory exam for 1 year.
Medical education and teaching activities are performed through an integrated system. In this system, courses are not taught one by one and independently from each other, subjects are examined with a multidisciplinary approach in the integrated system based course boards. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd years of the medical doctor programme constitutes the pre-clinical stage of medical education. Basic sciences in the 1st year, biological functioning of human organism and basic microbiology in the 2nd year, and physiopathological and pathological bases, clinical features and treatments of system diseases in the 3rd year are given with a multidisciplinary approach. Practices, laboratory studies, clinical skills training, problem-based learning, student working group activities constitute approximately 30% of the education in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd years of the medical doctor programme. In addition, one course per semester in 1st year is selected and taken by the students from among optional courses.
In the 4th and 5th years, medical education consists of inernships. In addition to theoretical courses, internships include bed-side training, clinical visits, patient preparation, outpatient clinical visit, observation in the operating room, seminar and article hours and intra-clinic joint meetings. In internships, students are expected to learn the practical applications of the basic knowledge and skills, acquired in the first three years of medical education.
In addition to theoretical training, intensive practical training is provided for medical students to take anamnesis from patients, to be able to perform general and systemic examinations, to request and evaluate appropriate medical workups, to determine the treatment and teaching how to track the results of the treatment. While all internships are compulsory in the 4th year, 30% of internships in the 5th year are determined by students from among optional internships.
The 6th year of the medical doctor programme is the internship period. Students take active roles and responsibilities in all clinical studies under the supervision of faculty members responsible for them. In their last step towards acquiring a doctor of medicine status, they learn to apply what they have learnt throughout five years under supervision. In the 6th year of the medical doctor programme, one of the internships is chosen by the student from among the optional internships.