The faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences has joined the other Faculties of SIMAD UNIVERSITY in the academic year of 2014/2015. The advancements in the field of medicine and the lack of qualified doctors in Somalia dictated the need for competent doctors and graduates who can fulfill the existing medical needs of Somalia.

It is the first medical college in Somalia that adopts the Problem-Based Learning (PBL) curriculum, as well as integration within basic sciences and between basic and clinical sciences.

The curriculum is oriented towards training students to undertake the responsibilities of a physician of first contact who is capable of looking after preventive,primitive, curative and rehabilitative aspects of medicine. It aims to ensure that our graduates have a good working understanding of biological, psychological and social mechanisms and processes, as well as their impact on health and disease, based on principles of learning drawn from cognitive psychology.

The faculty’s role, in the society, will be, to add to the health and safety of the Somali society. It will also continue to include consultative and research facilities.


Duration of Study in this college is six years including the preparatory year as well as hospital training before graduation which students will undergo for a full calendar year.


The Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences provide degree programs in the following areas:

  • Bachelor of Medicine(Six Years).