About the Faculty

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences - Sana'a University

About the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences :

The Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences was established in the early nineties of the twentieth century in the heart of the Yemeni capital, Sana’a, in accordance with the Ministerial Resolution of 1983. It is considered the first and largest medical Faculty in Yemen. It was established in circumstances characterized by high-level developments and challenges in the philosophy of higher education in the face of the challenges of development and the race to meet the needs of our society aspiring to improve its conditions with scarce capabilities and a steady increase in population. It had a great impact on all aspects of life, especially the aspects. Educational and health – The Faculty came in these circumstances to provide the Yemeni community and neighboring countries with outputs that contribute to addressing their health problems and are an addition, a product, and an achievement of the country’s national vision. Accordingly, the first steps of construction were a conscious study of the characteristics of our country, its needs, and knowledge of the level of its capabilities. We have moved forward and are still pursuing development at steady pace. In the academic year 1983/1984, the first batch was accepted into the Medicine and Surgery program, and their training began in the old buildings on the university campus with the help of a large part of the Faculty of Science laboratories. The project to build the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences in its current location was designed with the support of the sister State of Kuwait, and the implementation process began. The project to establish the Faculty and develop the final designs after the implementation agreement was signed on February 5, 1985 AD. Then the Faculty moved to its new building after its completion in the academic year 1989/1990 AD, according to which the medicine, surgery, and laboratory medicine programs were transferred from the Faculty of Science to the current building . During the period 1983-2000, the Faculty included five study programs: medicine and surgery – laboratory medicine – nursing – pharmacy – dentistry. In the year 2001/2002, the pharmacy and dentistry programs became independent from the Faculty, each becoming an independent Faculty. In the year 2020-2021, it established five modern programs: anesthesia – therapeutic nutrition and diets – radiology and diagnostic medical imaging – physical therapy, prosthetics and orthotics, in addition to the three previous programs. Believing that this was what the country needed first, and then that it was the most appropriate situation to make the most of our current capabilities at that time, then the Faculty’s of pharmacy and dentistry became independent after they became qualified to become independent Faculty’s. The first class of the faculty graduated from the laboratory medicine program in 1979, and the first class graduated from the medicine and surgery program in 1990 and the graduate nursing program in 1993. Then the process of success and giving continued to graduate until the year 2022 AD (10,578) male and female graduates distinguished by their high practical and scientific competence in all the Faculty’s various programs ( Among them are 5,744 graduates (male and female) from the Medicine and Surgery program until the year 2020, which made them a major demand for the local and regional labor market, where many of our outputs are located. The total number of students currently studying for the academic year 2022/2023 is (3,854) male and female students in the Faculty’s programs receiving their studies within the Faculty. It is distinguished by its infrastructure and unique architectural character. It includes many qualified study halls and auditoriums, medical laboratories, clinical skills laboratories, a medical education center, and others. Therefore, the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences is considered a prominent landmark in medical edifices, not only at the level of Yemen, but also at the level of the region. The duration of study for the Medicine and Surgery program is six years in addition to the internship year and four academic years for the rest of the programs in addition to the internship period. The faculty currently includes ten academic departments and fourteen clinical departments. The faculty grants a bachelor’s degree in medicine and surgery (MBBS) and also grants a bachelor’s degree for the rest of the programs. In its plan, the faculty sets a strategic goal based on spreading a culture of quality and meeting national academic accreditation standards (NARS) and international accreditation standards (WFME) for the human medicine program, in a way that is consistent and consistent with the vision and mission of the Faculty and university, with a focus on scientific research, innovation, and creativity, so that faculty members and students are united in all aspects. The Faculty specializes through postgraduate programs in many medical specialties with research that serves the local community and advances the health and medical situation in Yemen to advanced levels. The distinguished teaching staff within the Faculty is recognized for its scientific and professional competence and has graduated from the most prestigious universities in the world. It works in a team spirit, diligently and with dedication in order to help students and encourage them to learn to advance and reach a scientific, practical and skill level that is reflected in their professional performance in their workplaces and engage in the process of building this society. Achieving development and progress, especially in the fields of medicine and health sciences. The faculty has witnessed great development represented by the establishment of two postgraduate programs (Master’s – Doctorate) in a number of academic and clinical specializations, which numbered (18 master’s programs, 3 doctorates, and 7 clinical doctorates). The faculty seeks to meet and implement all local and international standards for obtaining academic accreditation. From the Council for Academic Accreditation and Quality Assurance, as well as accreditation from the International Federation for Medical Education (WFME).


  • Morality.
  •  Professional.
  • Excellence andcompetition.
  • Team work.
  • Initiative and creativity.

The message

The Faculty seeks to contribute to enhancing the community health and preparing qualified local and regional medical staff by providing medical education that keeps pace with global quality, encouraging scientific research in a transparent manner, and adhering to the moral values of Yemeni society.


To be regionally pioneering in medical education and internationally competitive in scientific research with the aim of serving the community.
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