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Yemen (NAMS) - University of Aden LC
Yemen (NAMS) - Hadramout University LC

Nader Omar
Alabed Takwa
Takwa Alabd
Mohammad Alsaqqaf

The National association of medical students (NAMS) is a non-profit, non-governmental, student-run organization ,the national voice of the Yemeni medical students. Our vision is to create a platform for all Yemeni medical students to unite for national health issues, equipped with knowledge, skills and values to lead health leadership locally and globally, Our mission is to unite all Yemeni medical students to lead initiatives that serve our community locally and globally.

The National Association of Medical Students in Yemen represents the views and ideas of the future doctors in the health field at the local and international levels and works to develop cooperation with external partners.

The Association works to build capacity through training, community projects, and exchange of opportunities through exchange programs. This is the Association's goal to reaching more sustainable and healthier future for all.


The Republic of Yemen is country in the Middle East, located on the southwestern tip of the Arabian Peninsula. Yemen’s 555,000 sq. km. are bordered by Saudi Arabia to the north, the Red Sea to the West, and Oman to the east. In addition to the major part of the country that is on the mainland, Yemen’s territories also include over 200 islands that are all off of the coast of mainland Yemen.



Yemen's capital is Sana'a and it is the largest city. Yemen has some of the most fertile lands in the entire Middle East, and yet, for the most part, they're not developed to their full potential.

Along its Red Sea coast there's a flat sandy plain that extends the length of the country. The Gulf of Aden coastline is covered by a narrow, rocky, and relatively flat plain, fronted by hills that rise into the rugged mountains, central and west.

To the north of those central mountains, the high desert slopes down through fertile plains into the interior of southern Saudi Arabia, and the endless sands of the Rub' Al Khali Desert - the famous "Empty Quarter"

Since Yemen is endowed with a varied topography, the climate, in general, also varies, although there are no major seasonal differences. the temperature and humidity are high in the coastal areas, while the climate is moderate during winter. From time to time the rainfall.

history of the Yemen stretches back over 3,000 years, and its unique culture is still in evidence today in the architecture of its towns and villages. Yemen is Arabia's Undiscovered gem. It is a country where you can find the world's oldest skyscrapers, spectacular mountaintop villages, pristine coral reefs, and stunningly gorgeous trees unseen anywhere else on earth. You can journey through one of the world's largest expanse of sand, or marvel at greenery so lush you'd wonder if you were in Arabia. This is a country that breaths history through every pore, not only through its ancient ruins and monuments, but also through its traditions and culture which remain a part of everyday life.

Yet so little is known about the Real Yemen, that when visitors travel across the country, it is almost always a beautiful voyage of discovery. From the breathtaking ancient skyscrapers of Shibam to the traditional shops of Sana'a and the unspoiled natural beauty of Socotra, you will learn a lot about what Yemen has to offer.
Although Yemen’s health care system has improved in recent years, it is lacking and does not meet the needs of its citizens. Yemen’s life expectancy of 63.27 years is still significantly lower than international averages. the system remains severely underdeveloped Health care services are particularly scarce in rural areas. Only 25 percent of rural areas are covered by health services, as compared with 80 percent of urban areas. Emergency services, such as ambulance service and blood banks, are non-existent.

Medical education in Yemen (Hadhramout) is a 6-years program divided into two phases:

 first phase: Early three years pre-clinical science based on problem based learning (PBL) every year composed of 6 blocks, every block has its own exams in the end of the year there is finales composed of two related blocks.

The second phase: the last three years based on clinical presentation curriculum (CPC). Starting hospital rotation in the 4th year (the major specialties) in the 5th year (the sub-specialties), in the last year rotation and 24 h shifts with discussion of the cases. Every year has its own exams (Theoretical exam, OSCE, long cases, short cases and oral exam) in the end you will be granted Medicine Bachelor, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS).           

Medical education in Yemen is a 6-year program divided into two phases: first phase: Early three years pre-clinical science of the basic of medicine every year has its own exams.

The second phase: the last three years based on clinical attending courses of the specialties with hospital rotations and discussion of the cases. Every year has its own exams (Theoretical, OSCE, long cases, short cases and oral) in the end you will be granted Medicine Bachelor, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS).                  

YEMEN has international airports (sana'a, mukalla, seiyun, aden,hodieda and taiz), some of them still not working after the political conflict. We depend on Taxis and Buses for local and transportation. Inter-city buses operate between all major cities and large towns throughout the country and are comfortable and provide a cheap way to get from one destination to the next. Inter-city buses operate between all major cities and large towns throughout the country and are comfortable and provide a cheap way to get from one destination to the next
According to the local committee but surely that It'll be an unforgettable experience!!

Shibam Hadramout 

The world's first Skyscrapers in the deserts of Hadramout.

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Socotra Archipelago

The Island of Beauty and extraordinary creatures. You will never find such an Island in any place in the world.

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Cisterns of Tawila

The Cisterns of Tawila, or the Tawila Tanks, are the best-known historic site in Aden, Yemen. The site consists of a series of tanks of varying shape and capacity. They are connected to one another and located in Wadi Tawila to the southwest of Aden’s oldest district, Crater.

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Local perceptive: When meeting a Yemeni for the first time you can expect a gentle handshake and direct eye contact. Yemenis of the same sex like to stand close to each other. However, if you are dealing with the opposite sex maintaining distance is considered normal behavior. Generally, when meeting a Yemeni woman do not initiate a handshake unless you are a female. Yemeni women consider shaking hands with a man a forbidden or strongly offensive act.

 You will also see Yemenis of the same sex shake hands, hug or kiss each other on the cheeks as a way of greeting.

Yemenis represent themselves by their culture, rational clothes which differ from town to another .They are famous of hosting the guest generously and kindly, respect foreign people and old men and women. Dancing is a kind of their nationality but differs according to site the man-women came from. Smoking is not allowed in work place and public places. Drinking and drugs are forbidden. In work Men are considered superior to women in general. However, this is gradually starting to change. In the workplace this can be seen by the absence of women in senior management positions or limitation and difficulties in dealing with a female manager, but now it become changed ,women have rights to work, study and work as manager but in here circumstances . Yemenis have high regard to religion and religious practices. This can be seen by witnessing the various breaks for prayer during regular business hours.

 dress: It is depends on Yemeni's hometown , but in general conservative is preferred : men wears suit in works , with or without tie is acceptable –suit without jacket is common. But at rest of the day the traditional clothes are common. Women: In the outside, streets, work place wear uniform  Abayah and scarf , face cover is common.

 holidays :

1- Weekend Friday and Saturday.
2-Moharram's 1st day (beginning of year)
3-two Eids ( Fatr- AL-Haj)
4- 22 of May ( the day of union between south and north of Yemen related to 1990) 
5-14 of October (related to south revelation beginning at 1963)
6-26 of September ( related to north revelation beginning at1962) 
7-30 of November ( related to relive of the last British soldier from Aden at 1967) 
8-1st of May

  • In the meanwhile, due to the unfortunate circumstances in Yemen we will not be able to take incomings this year. However,  we expect that the recent political unrest will soon come to an end, and that you will start visiting us very soon.
  • Credit and Debit Cards do not work in Yemen, all transactions are carried out through cash.
  • Dollars and Euros are preferable currencies as they are easy to exchange and their exchange services are available at all times.
  • Our exchange team will pick you up from the airport and provide you with all the details regarding your clerkship.