The Acıbadem University School of Medicine was established in 2007 and accepted its first students into the academic year starting in 2009 following a two year period where the curriculum was devised.
The school was initially established on a modest campus located in Maltepe. In 2013, it moved to the purpose-built Kerem Aydınlar Campus, one of the most developed science campuses in Turkey. The campus features a Center of Advanced Simulation and Education (CASE) while practical applications take place at Acıbadem Atakent and Acıbadem Maslak Education and Research Hospitals and the Education Research Regions whose affiliation with the Council of Higher Education (YÖK) is complete.
Education at the School of Medicine is in English and our education program features three phases. Phase I is integrated Basic and Clinical Sciences, Phase II is Clinical Clerkships and Phase III is Internships.Our education is based on an integrated curriculum.
In the program for Phase I systems in organisms ranging from the simplest units such as cells to more complex systems including pathologies are taught as a whole. Phase I also includes Clinical Medicine and Professional Skills (CMPS) which is a program designed to be an initial introduction to medical professionalism providing students with relevant knowledge and skills. This program includes applied communication courses designed to help students with honing their skills prior to meeting patients during the Clinical Clerkship phase. Additionally, Phase I is enriched with practical applications at Family and Society Health Centers. This phase involves training settings which support the development of intellectual skills and human values.
During the 1-year Clinical Clerkships of Phase II, students continue to develop their existing clinical knowledge and skills by caring for inpatients and outpatients in a hospital setting.
During the 1-year Internship of Phase III students undertake the responsibility of patient care in a hospital or primary care setting under the supervision of teaching staff where they are able to apply their knowledge and skill in full.
Students develop their clinical skills through participation in programs at the Center of Advanced Simulation and Education (CASE) for six terms.
Our faculty boasts a strong academic staff. Our mission is to ensure young people from Turkey and around the world who choose to study medicine at our establishment are nurtured to become universal physicians who are sensitive to the needs of the society they live in and the world, who fully comprehend the importance of knowledge and academic thought, who are curious and inquisitive, with an excellent command of technology. We strive to ensure our students understand that patients are our priority, who are humanitarian, who have excellent communication skills and who respect their fellow medical professional co-workers and who have embraced the importance of ethical values and team work.
Acıbadem University School of Medicine invests in science and encourages its students to carry out research and publish research papers. We emphasize the importance of training in society in addition to internships and we aim to train universal physicians who strive for great achievements in all fields of medicine on a national and international scale. We are proud of the superior levels of competence and awareness displayed by our graduates in specialist programs in the field of primary healthcare. We continue to stride confidently towards our goal of training the best physicians in Turkey.