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Dean's Statement

 Dean's Statement



The College of Medicine of Hawler Medical University is the oldest medical institution in Kurdistan region of Iraq. It was established in 1977 as part of Sulaimaniyah University; then became one of Salahaddin University's colleges in 1981. The College then came under the management of Hawler Medical University in 2005.

The period of study in the College is 6 years. Students will be awarded the degree of M.B,Ch.B (Bachelor in Medicine and General Surgery) upon completion of their study. English is the language of instruction throughout the period of study.

Admission to the College is through the Ministry of Higher Education's Central Admission Office. Each year an average of 140 students are admitted. Currently, our college has more than 250 academic staff in the different basic and clinical specialties. Students get clinical training at 7 affiliated teaching hospitals in Erbil City. 

Our college provides education and training for Higher Diploma students in majority of clinical specialties and some subspecialties; it is also a recognized center for MSc and PhD students in almost all basic medical sciences. For the time being, 80 Higher Diploma, 24 MSc and 20 PhD students are registered and doing their postgraduate studies at the College.

Since the last couple of years, and as part of the quality assurance process, our college has started changing curriculum and adopted the recent methods of medical education including small group teaching for the 4th, 5th, and 6th year medical students. A new skills lab was established and students started training.  Moreover, we are currently planning to initiate and adopt the integrated approach for the basic medical education in the first three years of study.

I hope you will find our College's website useful.



Dr. Ali A. Al-Dabbagh


Professor of General Surgery

Dean of the College    

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