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A Contemporary Approach to Medical Education at University of Health Sciences, a Brand-New Macro Organization Model

This article aims to establish a fundamental approach to how pre-graduate medical education will be conducted at University of Health Sciences (UHS) in Istanbul- Turkey, which covers all areas with a macro organizational structure together with 56 Education and Research Hospitals under Ministry of Health affiliated to UHS School of Medicine and to review current trends in medical education. UHS School of Medicine aims to enhance the quality of medical education and offer education at high standards through international cooperation. UHS School of Medicine has the vision of becoming a ‘model’ school of medicine with a pre-graduate education system based on program output in medical education and public health, which will be realized in health research and application centers that deliver healthcare. The students of UHS School of Medicine to receive their education including professional skill practices and clinical internships both during pre-clinic and clinic periods at affiliated hospitals is suitable for the fundamental properties of public-based medical education and offers rich educational opportunities for the students. With this macro organization, meeting both national and international standards at a certain level will increase occupational quality and enable our students to become “universal doctors.”


Bektemur G, Bektas S, Karakoc Y and Adas GT

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