Top 5 Medical Schools in Egypt

Medicine has for long remained a much respected field. One might wonder how many medical schools are in Egypt. There several of them in the country. Some of the top medical schools in Egypt include Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine, Al-Azhar University Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine, Assiut University Faculty of Medicine, Aswan University Faculty of Medicine, Benha University Faculty of Medicine, Beni Suef University Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University Faculty of Medicine. 


List of Top Medical Schools in Egypt

Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine

Ain Shams University, Faculty of Medicine or School of Medicine, is a public Egyptian graduate school and one of the faculties of Ain Shams University. Now, it is one of the largest educational medical institutions in Africa and the Middle East. It was founded in 1947, making it the third oldest medical school in Egypt. It has promoted numerous programs of medical care to serve society, in addition to environmental development and continuous scientific research for local and international health. It became part of Ain Shams University in the 1950s, when it was established after adding several faculty members. Each year the faculty holds an annual conference dedicated to the recent advances in medical science.

The Faculty of Medicine serves more than 6000 undergraduate students over the 6 years of undergraduate teaching, and more than 1500 post-graduate students (Diplomas, Master of Science in medicine & Medical Doctorate) in various academic and clinical departments. Not only one of the medical schools, but a free (not for profit) hospital serving more than one million patients annually.

Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine

The Faculty of Medicine of Alexandria University was established following the Royal Decree No. 32 pronounced in August 1942 by His Majesty King Farouk the first. Teaching started in the academic year of 1942/1943. The establishment of the Faculty was the culmination of the efforts of many Alexandrian scholars and physicians headed by Mi Ibrahim Pacha (Professor of Surgery, born in Alexandria) and Dr. Mohamed Mahfouz Bey (a famous Alexandrian ophthalmologist and head of the Alexandria Eye Hospital). The pre-clinical teaching took place on the premises of the Abbaseya Secondary Faculty, while the clinical teaching took place in the Municipal (Amireya) Hospital the largest hospital in Alexandria built by Khedeve Ismail in 1876. A new hospital was subsequently established to house all the clinical departments of the Faculty. Four new buildings were also added with four large amphitheatres to house the academic departments.​

Misr University for Science and Technology College of Medicine

Faculty of Medicine at Misr University for Science and Technology always aimed to provide the best compassionate and caring physicians through excellence in teaching regarding patient care and medical research seeking to prepare them to take up the challenges of tomorrow.


In the recent years, the college has become a place to pursue a medical education by shifting to competency based medical education with fully updated facilities, a redesigned integrated modular curriculum that introduces early clinical experiences, and new academic partnerships and global initiatives. We are pointed aggressively to the future; our medical students now participate in learning communities that bring together small groups of students centered and their advisors to enhance personal attention and a sense of community services within the larger competent-based educational environment .This has resulted in new educational and student facilities, including a fully equipped state-of-the- art Simulated Skill Lab .
There was a massive effort and creativity by so many faculty members within the College of Medicine who gave their time to upgrade our medical policies, the thing that has resulted in having a perfect, complete, fully equipped, and well operated University Hospital (Sauad Kafafi teaching Hospital SKH). We are ready to extend our clinical teaching experience in medical education which is practiced by teams of clinicians who come together in examination rooms, causality, ORs or ICUs to heal patients. This leads to the transition from passive learning to active by team-based learning facilities. Moreover, our mission is transmitted to community- based services by mobile OR and fully designed field convey that cover all the specialties, thanks to the generosity and support of the Family Foundation of Misr University for science and technology.
Finally, the  main goal is directed to having a competent professional graduate as a health care provider, promoter, scholar scientist and lifelong learner and researcher.

Cairo University Faculty of Medicine

Qasr al-Aini is one of the oldest medical schools in Egypt. Up to two million patients are currently treated annually and employ about 3,000 doctors and 11,000 employees. Basically being a university hospital Kasr Al-Aini has developed into a center for teaching and training doctors, as well as gaining a strong reputation for advanced scientific research. In 2014, he trained 5,710 Egyptian university students, 8,219 graduate students, and 3,588 doctoral students.


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