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College of Medicine
Established in 1973


College Dean
Dr. Mona Al-Ahmad
Geographic Location

The College of Medicine was established in 1973, and has since developed into an internationally recognized medical school, serving Kuwait and the Gulf region. Its student strength has grown from 48 in 1976, to the current enrolment level of 150 students per year. The first batch of students graduated in 1983. The College offers a seven-year medical program. The College of Medicine was awarded the prestigious Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum Award for the Best Medical College in the Arab World in 2012.

The College of Medicine is organized into several departments, including Anatomy, Biochemistry, Community Medicine & Behavioral Sciences, Medicine, Microbiology, Nuclear Medicine, Organ Transplant, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pediatrics, Pathology, Pharmacology & Toxicology, Physiology,

Psychiatry, Radiology and Surgery. The College offers graduate programs (MSc) in Anatomy, Biochemistry, Biomedical Sciences, Microbiology, Pathology, Psychiatry, Radiology and Surgery. In addition, the doctoral programs are offered in Medical Biochemistry, Medical Microbiology, Physiology, Pharmacology, Nuclear Medicine and Pathology, which lead to the award of Ph.D. Degree. The College’s teaching hospital is Mubarak Al-Kabeer hospital, in addition, facilities at Al-Amiri, Al-Adan, Maternity, Farwaniya, Jahra, Ahmadi, Sabah, Chest Diseases, Al-Razi, Psychiatric and IBN Sina hospitals, including several polyclinics throughout Kuwait are used for teaching.

The academic staff and students have access to high quality facilities for teaching and research, comparable to distinguished and well-established institutions elsewhere in the world. These include sophisticated labs, equipment, animal and technology resources. Professional services are offered to the Ministry of Public Health, and consultative services to various hospitals involving sophisticated diagnostic tests and specialized procedures, including therapeutic drug monitoring and toxicological screening. Seminars and workshops are organized for the medical community and various courses offered to students of the Colleges of Allied Health Sciences, Pharmacy, Dentistry and Public Health.


Facts and Numbers


: 206

Enrolled Students

: 1008