The M.B.B.S. Program

The Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery Program includes two years of training in basic sciences, two years of rigorous preclinical study, and two years of practical, hands-on clinical training. The duration of the undergraduate program is  6 years. Successful completion of program requirements leads to granting of MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery).


Applicants into the MBBS Program must demonstrate successful and documented completion of secondary school education, two recommendations, passing entrance examination of Frantz Fanon University, and a GPA of 3.5 in the first year of the required courses in pre-medical sciences to continue the MBBS Program.


In exceptional cases, FFU accepts into the 4 years M.B.B.S Program individuals who have  excellent grades and prior study of preclinical basic sciences from recognized university. These students must present official transcripts for their post-secondary education and two recommendations, take FFU entrance examination, and go through personal interviews with two members from the Faculty of Medicine and one member of the Administration.


Postgraduate Specialization in Medicine

The postgraduate programs advance the following neglected but urgently needed specializations:

  • Psychiatry: trains psychiatrists in comprehensive range of psychiatric disorders including psychosis, mood disorders, anxiety disorders (emphasizing PTSD in this region of armed conflicts), personality disorders, substance abuse (emphasizing khat abuse), cognitive and old age disorders, developmental disorders, and behavioral disorders of children and adolescents.
  • Reproductive Health: trains medical specialists in reproductive sciences, reproductive health, and the practice of reproductive medicine linking to basic sciences, research, and clinical care to prevent and treat reproductive problems from testis, ovary, uterus, pregnancy, labor, threats to fetus and risks later in life. Problems that deserves particular attention are the adverse consequences of female genital mutilation, malnutrition, and poor hygiene common in the population served.
  • Pediatrics: trains medical specialists in treating health problems of children from infancy, through latency, to adolescence using state-of-the-art knowledge to solve acute and chronic problems exposing children the adverse economic and cultural conditions prevailing in Somali society.

The duration of the post-graduate program, leading to Master of Science Degree, is 2 years concluded by writing a thesis. Applicants to the Master Degree Program in the Faculty of Medicine must provide proof of having attained MBBS Degree from a recognized university, two recommendations, at least one year of service as medical doctor, and two recommendations. Completion of the Master Degree program requires, in addition to taking courses and engaging in supervised filed work, writing a thesis based on an approved topic, design, results, and interpretation.


Both the undergraduate and post-graduate programs require regular attendance, formative and summative assessment including periodic tests and final examinations, and completion of designated log books for rotation, clerkship, or internship.