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School of Medicine

Mission:
The new MBBCh program aims at producing a distinctive NGU doctor; a scientifically literate, research-informed, patient-centered, and socially responsible professional who can serve the medical needs of individuals and communities both in Egypt and abroad.

The NGU Doctor:
A distinctive scientifically literate, research-informed, patient-centered and socially responsible professional who can serve the health needs of individuals and communities both in Egypt and beyond. The program will enable students to develop as scientists, individuals, practitioners and professionals, possessing a wide range of clinical, professional, generic skills and orientations to enable them to thrive in an ever-changing healthcare environment as a life-long learner.

Prof. Deborah Gill, Medical School Director, UCL, Talking About NGU Collaboration With UCL

Dr. Lamiaa Mohsen,
Dean School of Medicine

National and international expert who worked with various governmental and international agencies in the field of health care, education, maternal and child welfare and human resource development.

In September 2016, Lamiaa was appointed as the Founding Dean for Faculty of Medicine Newgiza University which was the first School of Medicine in Egypt to implement the modular integrated curriculum and assessment.

Lamiaa is a member of the RUMP (Reform of Undergraduate Medical Program) committee shared among experts in the preparatory steps for the implementation of the new undergraduate medical curriculum that started in September 2019 in all Egyptian Medical schools.

Lamiaa is a member of the Pediatric Medical Council in the Arab Board since 2014. In this position she is responsible for the preparation, participating and evaluating OF postgraduate training and Assessment in all Arab Countries as well as accreditation of hospitals as training sites.

As a Professor of Pediatrics and Neonatology in Cairo University, Lamiaa was involved in undergraduate teaching and research with twelve international publications in the last five years. Lamiaa was appointed as Director for the Center for Social and Preventive Medicine, Cairo University, a body that links medical higher education to the health needs of the community.

Lamiaa worked with USAID and European Union projects in Indonesia, Jordan, Yemen, and Syria. Her leadership skills were solidified through attending The International Health Leadership Program in Cambridge and team-leading The National Egyptian Perinatal Program.

She was appointed as Secretary-General for the National Council for Childhood and Motherhood, the highest authority in Egypt responsible for protection, promotion and monitoring implementation of Child and adolescent rights in Egypt.

Accreditation: 
Endorsed by Presidential Decree in April 2010, NGU initially focused on the launching of three main schools: Medicine, Pharmacy, and Dentistry.
The university first opened its doors in 2016, and since then, its schools have been witnessing a continual growth including fields other than healthcare, until it became a truly multidisciplinary university. NGU’s ongoing collaborations with globally-ranked academic institutions further cemented its growing reputation as a professional institute of higher education.

University College London (UCL):
The academic collaboration between UCL and NGU was centered on NGU’s School of Health Sciences, enhancing NGU’s academic capabilities, as well as offering world-renowned undergraduate programs, providing both school and students with ample opportunities for development on an academic and personal levels.
This collaboration ensured that the highest international standards in teaching and research are met at NGU, with highly qualified faculty members providing instruction and supervision, starting at first with three schools: School of Medicine in collaboration with UCL Medical School, School of Pharmacy in collaboration with UCL School of Pharmacy, and School of Dentistry in collaboration with UCL Eastman Dental Clinic.
Being London’s ‘global university’, University College London (UCL) has a distinguished presence in Australia and Qatar, as well as partnerships around the world with a host of leading educational bodies, from Berkeley to Yale, and Peking University to the University of Sydney, UCL’s influence spans the globe, with such accreditations, it brought its worldwide expertise to NGU.
Having Currently ranked 7th on the QS World University Rankings, and consistently placing in the Top 20 of various global university rankings, UCL is widely recognized for its research capabilities and contributions to scholarships and innovations. The university boasts 29 Nobel Prize winners and is the 2nd most cited university in Europe, as of 2016.
Right at the heart of the Giza Plateau and within touching distance of the Great Pyramids, UCL’s professors, lecturers, and staff lead the brightest young minds forward towards successful careers in their chosen field. UCL focuses on personal development and intellectual growth through typically small class sizes maintaining a low staff to student ratio, in line with the tutorial-based teaching methods employed by UCL globally. Constant student engagement on both a scholarly and extra-curricular level ensured a heightened learning experience, spurring every student towards discovering their true potential and realizing NGU’s goal of achieving truly unbounded thinking.

Acknowledgment letter: to add a recommendation letter from a Math or Physics teacher for all school degrees.

  • American diploma: 8 main subjects are required from the school transcript including Biology, Chemistry, Physics, English, and Math, SAT I /ACT I/EST I is required and SAT II/ACT IIEST II is not mandatory but increase the overall percentage.
  • IGCSE: 8 O levels including Biology, Chemistry, Physics, English, and Math.
  • IB: Biology and Chemistry high level and English and Math High Level or standard level (the applicants are waived from the Physics).
  • Canadian: 8 subjects including Biology, Chemistry, Physics, English, and Math.

As a student of medicine at NGU, you are sure to join an important and prestigious medical school, your degree will follow a six-and half year program (5 years for candidates applying Fall18/19). The program includes a series of ‘horizontal courses’ incorporating the vertical themes (e.g. scholarship and science, social determinants of health, patient safety, professionalism, use of medicines etc.). Student-selected components (SSCs) and electives in a variety of topics also form a compulsory part of the program.

Learning:
Through lectures, tutorials and small-group work, and laboratory classes. Later years will involve attachment to teams of consultants and doctors. You will be assessed by methods including single best answer questions, data interpretation and objective structured practical examinations, as well as objective structured clinical examinations supplemented with portfolios. The program integrates basic medical and clinical sciences using professional skills and competencies throughout the program.
The integrated BSc enhances key generic skills including independent learning, critical thinking, scholarly writing, and scientific method. The undergraduate program MBBCh is followed by a 12-months internship (24 months for candidates applying Fall18/19) at an approved hospital.

Academic year 2016/17 & 2017/18
It is an integrated modular program, leading to carrying Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBCh).
The curriculum centers on key health problems, clinical presentations, and patient pathways. You will have clinical contact throughout with patients and doctors.
Year 1 | Introductory Module and Fundamentals of Clinical Science 1 (36 hours)
Semester 1:
• Introductory Semester: seventeen weeks (13 CUs)
Semester 2:
• Infection and Defence: eight weeks (8 CUs)
• Circulation and Breathing: eight weeks (8 CUs)
• Vertical Modules: (2 CUs)

Year 2 | Fundamentals of Clinical Science 2 (36 hours)
Semester 1:
• Fluids, Nutrition, and Metabolism: eight weeks (8 CUs)
• Movement and Musculoskeletal Biology: eight weeks (8 CUs)
• Vertical Modules: (2 CUs)
Semester 2:
• Neuroscience and Behaviour: eight weeks, (8 CUs)
• Endocrine Systems and Regulation: eight weeks, (8 CUs)
• Vertical Modules: (2 CUs)

Year 3 | Fundamentals of Clinical Science 3 and Foundations of Clinical Practice (36 hours)
Semester 1:
• Development, Genetics, and Cancer: eight weeks (8 CUs)
• Behavioural Sciences: six weeks (6 CUs)
• Vertical Modules: (2 CUs)
Semester 2:
• Year 3 Elective Module: eight weeks (8 CUs)
• Foundations of Clinical Practice: ten weeks (10 CUs)
• Vertical Modules: (2 CUs)

Year 4 | Integrated Clinical Care (48 hours)
• Integrated clinical care 1: Cardiovascular, Respiratory, Acute Care: 15 weeks (15 CUs)
• Integrated Clinical Care 2: Care of Surgical Patient, Gastroenterology and Gastrointestinal Surgery, Rheumatology, Orthopaedics (1): 15 weeks (15 CUs)
• Integrated Clinical Care 3: Endocrinology, Haematology, Renal: 15 weeks (15CUs)
• Vertical Modules: (3 CUs)

Year 5 | The Lifecycle and Community Health (48 hours)
• Child Health: 15 weeks (15 CUs)
• Women’s Health: 15 weeks (15 CUs)
• Family Health, Community Health and Public Health: 15 weeks (15 CUs)
• Vertical Modules: (3 CUs)

Year 6 | Specialist Practice (45 hours)
• Mental Health and Neurology: 7 weeks (7 CUs)
• Special Senses: Dermatology, Ophthalmology, ENT: 7 weeks (7 CUs)
• Senior Clerkship – Medicine and Surgery: 14 weeks (14 CUs)
• Oncology and Palliative Care, Care of the Elderly: 7 weeks (7 CUs)
• Emergency Care including Trauma and Orthopaedics (2): 7 weeks (7 CUs)
• Vertical Modules: (3 CUs)

Final Semester | Preparation for Practice (14 hours)
• Final year elective module: 8 weeks (8CUs)
• Preparation for Practice – the student assistantship: 6 weeks (4 CUs)
• Vertical Modules: (2 CUs)

Academic year 2018/2019
Year 1 | Introductory Module and fundamentals of clinical science 1

Introductory Module: 8 weeks (13CUs)
Infection and Defence: 6 weeks (10CUs)
Circulation and Breathing: 9 weeks (14CUs)
Fluids, Nutrition and Metabolism: 8 weeks (13CUs)
Behavioral sciences: 4 weeks (6CUs)

Year 2 | Fundamentals of Clinical Science 2, 3 & Fundamentals of Clinical Science Practice

Movement and Musculoskeletal Biology: 8 weeks (13CUs)
Endocrine Systems and Regulation: 8 weeks (13CUs)
Neuroscience and Behaviour: 9 weeks (14CUs)
Development, Genetics, and Cancer: 6 weeks (10CUs)
Foundations of Clinical Practice: 4 weeks (6CUs)

Year 3 | Integrated Clinical Care
Integrated Clinical Care 1, CVS, Respiratory& Acute Care: 12 weeks (22CUs)
Integrated Clinical Care 2, Care of Surgical Patient, Anaesthetics & General Surgery: 12 weeks (21CUs)
Integrated Clinical Care 2; Endocrinology, Haematology, Nephrology & Neurology: 12 weeks (21CUs)

Year 4 | The Life Cycle and Community Medicine
Child Health & Mental Health: 13 Weeks (22CUs)
Women’s Health & Mental Health: 13 Weeks (22CUs)
Family Health, Community Health, Public Health & Mental Health: 13 Weeks (22CUs)

Year 5 | Specialist Practice and Preparation for Practice
Elective Module: 4 Weeks (6CUs)
Special Senses (Dermatology, ENT & Ophthalmology): 6 Weeks (10CUs)
Oncology and Palliative Care, Care of the Elderly: 6 Weeks (10CUs)
Emergency Care (Including Trauma and orthopaedics): 6 Weeks (10CUs)
Senior Clerkship (Medicine & Surgery): 18 Weeks (30CUs)

Modules:
Each year contains both horizontal modules (completed within the year) and vertical modules (running through the entire program).
Some elective modules are available to enrich the program and allow students to pursue an area of personal interest or career-related in depth.
Each year has also one or two Consolidation Assessment and Feedback weeks (CAF) prior to integrated summative assessments. These week-long courses, usually between horizontal modules, bring together learning from the horizontal and vertical modules in the previous semester or academic year. They do not carry credit units.
The vertical modules:
• Anatomy and Imaging
• Clinical Communication
• Clinical Skills and Practical Procedures
• Practicing in Egypt.
• Pathological Sciences: including histology, microbiology, virology, clinical biochemistry, etc.
• Professional Practice: including professionalism, personal development, ethics & law, etc.
• Social Determinants of Health: including psychological, social, cultural, and environmental factors impacting on health, health inequalities, health promotion, underserved groups, rural health, etc.
• Use of Evidence: accessing, critiquing, using and generating evidence for practice.
• Use of Medicines: pharmacology, therapeutics, prescribing, etc.

Research Team:
o Prof. Dr. Ahmed Ihab Abdelaziz
o Dr. Nada El-Ekiaby
o Dr. Injie Fawzy
o Dr. Mai Saad Zaghloul

Research labs:
o Genomics and Proteomics Lab
o Cell Culture’s Lab
o Biosafety Lab
o Tissue Microarray Lab

Research areas:
o Cancer and Immunotherapy
o Molecular Cardiology
o Autoimmune Diseases
o Infectious Diseases

Projects/grants:
1. DFG Grant BR 2960/3-1- Prof. Dr. Ahmed Ihab, Dr. Nada El-Ekiaby, NGU with Prof. Dr. Kai Breuhahn, Institute of Pathology, Heidelberg 2018
2. ASRT-JESOR _2018-3113 – Prof. Dr. Ahmed Ihab, NGU with Prof. Dr. Hesham Sadek, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, USA 2018

1. ceRNAs in HCC – The pinnacle of rivalry
Afify AY., Abdelmaksoud SI., Hesham M., Saad Zaghloul M., El-Ekiaby N. & Abdelaziz AI
Semin Liver Dis. 2019 Jan (In Press)

2. Methylation in MIRLET7A3 Gene Induces the Expression of IGF-II and its mRNA Binding Proteins IGF2BP-2 and 3 in Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Waly AA, El-Ekiaby N, Assal RA, Abdelrahman MM, Hosny KA, El Tayebi HM, Esmat G, Breuhahn K, and Abdelaziz AI
Front. Physiol. 2018| doi: 10.3389/fphys.2018.01918

3. Disruption of Claudin-1 Expression by miRNA-182 Alters the Susceptibility to Viral Infectivity in HCV Cell Models.
Riad SE, Elhelw DS, Shawer H, El-Ekiaby N, Salah A, Zekri A, Esmat G, Amleh A, Abdelaziz AI.
Front Genet. 2018 Mar 20;9:93. doi: 10.3389/fgene.2018.00093.

4. Destabilizing the interplay between miR-1275 and IGF2BPs by Tamarix articulata and quercetin in hepatocellular carcinoma.
Shaalan YM, Handoussa H, Youness RA, Assal RA, El-Khatib AH, Linscheid MW, El Tayebi HM, Abdelaziz AI.
Nat Prod Res. 2017 Aug 18:1-4. doi: 10.1080/14786419.2017.1366478. [Epub ahead of print].

5. MiR-615-5p depresses natural killer cells cytotoxicity through repressing IGF-1R in hepatocellular carcinoma patients.
Rahmoon MA, Youness RA, Gomaa AI, Hamza MT, Waked I, El Tayebi HM, Abdelaziz AI.
Growth Factors. 2017 Jun;35(2-3):76-87. doi: 10.1080/08977194.2017.1354859. Epub 2017 Jul 27.

6. Reduction of CD19 autoimmunity marker on B cells of paediatric SLE patients through repressing PU.1/TNF-α/BAFF axis pathway by miR-155.
Aboelenein HR, Hamza MT, Marzouk H, Youness RA, Rahmoon M, Salah S, Abdelaziz AI.
Growth Factors. 2017 Jun;35(2-3):76-87. doi: 10.1080/08977194.2017.1354859. Epub 2017 Jul 27.

7. Ectopic delivery of miR-200c diminishes hepatitis C virus infectivity through transcriptional and translational repression of Occludin.
Elhelw DS, Riad SE, Shawer H, El-Ekiaby N, Salah A, Zekri A, Amleh A, Esmat G, Abdelaziz AI.
Arch Virol. 2018 May;163(5):1405. doi: 10.1007/s00705-018-3798-6.
8. A randomized multicenter study: safety and efficacy of mini-pool intravenous immunoglobulin versus standard immunoglobulin in children aged 1-18 years with immune thrombocytopenia.
Elalfy M, Reda M, Elghamry I, Elalfy O, Meabed M, El-Ekiaby N, El-Hawy MA, Goubran H, El-Ekiaby M.
Transfusion. 2017 Dec ;57(12):3019-3025. doi: 10.1111/trf.14301. Epub 2017 Sep 6.

9. Unraveling the expression of microRNA-27a* & NKG2D in peripheral blood mononuclear cells and natural killer cells of pediatric systemic lupus erythematosus patients.
Sourour SK, Aboelenein HR, Elemam NM, Abdelhamid AK, Salah S, Abdelaziz AI.
Int J Rheum Dis. 2016 Dec 28 ;4(4):300-305. doi: 10.14218/JCTH.2016.00031. Epub 2016 Dec 27.

10. miR-34a: Multiple Opposing Targets and One Destiny in Hepatocellular Carcinoma.
Yacoub RA, Fawzy IO, Assal RA, Hosny KA, Zekri AN, Esmat G, El Tayebi HM, Abdelaziz AI.
J Clin Transl Hepatol. 2016 Dec 28;4(4):300-305. doi: 10.14218/JCTH.2016.00031. Epub 2016 Dec 27.

11. miR-29a Promotes Lipid Droplet and Triglyceride Formation in HCV Infection by Inducing Expression of SREBP-1c and CAV1.
Mahdy MM, El-Ekiaby NM, Hashish RM, Salah RA, Hanafi RS, Azzazy HM, Abdelaziz AI.

J Clin Transl Hepatol. 2016 Dec 28;4(4):293-299. doi: 10.14218/JCTH.2016.00046. Epub 2016 Dec 26.

Tuition Fees:

School of Medicine tuition fees for the academic year (2021-2022): EGP 178,000 for Egyptian students. For more information please click here.

Deadlines:

The deadline for the academic year 2021/2022 is 15 September 2021.

Fill out the online application form.

For more information about the application process and how to apply to the School of Medicine, please visit the Admissions section.

Dr. Lamia Mohsen, M.B.B.Ch, MD

Dean School of Medicine
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Medical Program Manager
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Ph.D.
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Dr. Aisha Eid Saleh Eid

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Dr. Ahmed Ihab Abdelaziz Fahmy

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Dr. Amal Elshimy

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Dr. Sandra Younan

Academic Lead
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Dr. Hend A. M. Attia

M.D.
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Dr. Dina Fawzy El-Yasergy

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Dr. Nada Magdy El-Ekiaby

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Dr. Manal Louis Louka Abdelmalek

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Dr. Manal Moustafa Mahmoud

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Dr. Maie Hilmy

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Dr. Safaa Sharrah

Physiology assistant lecturer
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Dr. Heba S. Omar

M.D.
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Dr. Injie Fawzy

Ph.D.
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Dr. Ahmed Hamed Bayoumi

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Dr. Lamyaa El Toukhy

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Dr. Dalia Youssef

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Dr. Omneya Fahim

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Dr. Monica Wassim Abdel Malak

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Dr. Mai Saad Zaghloul

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Dr. Marwan Noureldin

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Dr. Sherif Essam

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Dr. Karim Salama Mostafa

Mbbch, MSc.
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Dr. Lamiaa Reda El Nashar

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Dr. Ahmed Shamel Moustafa Hefny

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Dr. Wessam N. Salem

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Dr. Marwa Mokhtar Abdel Rasoul

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Dr. Omneya Kamel

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Dr. Sameh Mahmoud Shaheen

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Dr. Aya El Nahry

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Dr. Yousra Ayman Yousry

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Merna Hatem Mohamed Hamad

MSc
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