Jordan (IFMSA-Jo) - Mutah University
LC GENERAL INFORMATION
21678
1500
All major departments
All year
20 SCOPE STUDENTS
5 SCORE STUDENTS
One meal per working day at the hospital at the cost of the hosting committee
Student Flats
None
LEOs
Jeryes Hamarneh
OVERVIEW

Mu’tah University is located in Karak Governorate in Jordan, it was founded on 22 March 1981 by Royal Decree, to be a national institution for military and civilian higher education.

UNIVERSITY AND HOSPITALS

The Faculty of Medicine of Mu'tah University was founded in 2001; in accordance with the vision of His Majesty King Abdullah II Bin Al-Hussein of the need of the Kingdom to have more doctors and to have a medical school in the southern part of the country. The number of students enrolled at this medical school has increased tremendously over the last 9 years; the number admitted in the academic year 2001/2002 was 27 students while in the academic year 2009/2010 the number was 185. The faculty awards its graduates a Bachelor's degree in Medicine and Surgery M.B.B.S after completing a minimum of 262 credit hours. These include 31 credit hours of university requirements, 10 credit hours of basic scientific requirements, 86 credit hours of basic medical science requirements, and 135 credit hours of medical science requirements. The faculty staff members represent highly distinguished and prominent academicians, dedicated to the teaching process, research and health care. The University of Mu'tah signed an agreement with the Jordanian Ministry of Health for the purpose of organizing contacts between the University and the Ministry, and to make Karak government hospital the main training site for the students of the faculty of Medicine. The University also signed an agreement with the Royal Medical Services Administration to make Prince Ali Military Hospital a teaching hospital in addition to other Royal Medical Services Hospitals, including King Hussien Medical Centre. The faculty also offers research programmes and postgraduate medical education. The primary mission of the Faculty of Medicine is to support the healthcare infrastructure in the Southern region of the Kingdom and national contribution in formation of highly competitive physicians at the national and international level to afford the different postgraduate training programs. The medical school is quite advanced in its facilities, it includes an entire department dedicated to plastination, for anatomy teaching, which is a pioneer project in our country and it will be an integral part in the teaching process of anatomy laboratories. Video conferencing is also used, eminent experts from around the world give lectures via the university's live video and audio communication facilities ME-RSLD. The teaching plan for obtaining the Bachelor degree in Medicine and Surgery in Mu'tah University is distinguishable in its emphasis on community medicine and public health, as well as its concern with the other medical sciences. The teaching system at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Mu'tah, is centered on the modern method implemented by other world universities, namely an integrated modular teaching of the different systems of the human body. The graduation with the Bachelor degree in Medicine & Surgery demands the regularly attending student to complete all the requirements of the teaching plan as mentioned before; the cumulative average should not be less than 60%. This plan is applied for a minimum period of six academic years, extending to 8 years as a maximum.

The University of Mu'tah signed an agreement with the Jordanian Ministry of Health for the purpose of organizing contacts between the University and the Ministry, and to make Karak government hospital the main training site for the students of the faculty of Medicine. The university also signed an agreement with the Royal Medical Services Administration to make Prince Ali Military Hospital a teaching hospital in addition to other Royal Medical Services Hospitals, including King Hussien Medical Centre. 

RESEARCH PROJECTS AND LABS

At MU-LC, we offer our incomings projects in the capital itself, Amman! Where? At various state of the art insitutions such as Electronic Health Solutions, Stem Cell Therapy Center, and King Hussein Cancer Foundation. 

BOARDING

One meal served by the hospital.

LODGING

An incoming is placed in an apartment in Amman, the apartment is near to the hospital but you might need a taxi or you can walk which takes 25 minutes. 

TRANSPORTATION

Taxis as well as Uber are readily available and inexpensive or you can use public and a private bus system, within the central part of the city walking is another alternative

SOCIAL PROGRAM

The social program provided freely by IFMSA-Jo is a trip to the Golden Triangle of Jordan; Petra, Wadi Rum and Aqaba. A two-day trip to see the Amazing city of Petra, spend a night watching shooting stars in Wadi Rum and finally some snorkeling/diving in Aqaba. 

During the week, we arrange hangouts to different parts of the hosting city for outdoor/indoor activities (cafe, restaurants, local culture, etc).
   In summer, we mostly plan additional trips to show different parts of Jordan, mainly:

 Wadi Mujib and Dead Sea.

Jerash and Ajloun.

Madaba and Mount Nebo.

Um Qais and Galilee Sea.

Downtown and Citadel. If you’re coming in August and interested in knowing more about the Arabic culture, ask about the Citadel nights!

Wadi bin hammad , wadi alwalah .

MUST SEE

- Aqaba (and diving in the Red Sea).

- Wadi Rum and its amazing nights.

- Petra: one of the World's Seven Wonders!

- Dead Sea: the Lowest Point on Earth (427 meters below Sea Level)

- Mount Nebo

- Wadi Mujib 

- Eating Mansaf the traditional way is a guaranteed life time experience

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Mutah University is located in Kaarak. However, all the incomings are placed in Amman.