The Undergraduate Programs

FMHS Colander System: A year-long term system (academic year). English is the language of academic scientific instruction. The duration for a bachelor's degree in one of the FMHS divisions would be as follows:-

  • The Human Medicine Division has a minimum of six academic years in addition to a 12 months “excellence" period. The years of study are divided into three stages and the student moves from one stage to a higher stage if he/she has successfully passed in all minimum courses of that stage as follows:
  • The Basic Medical Sciences Stage: in this stage the student studies the first and second levels courses, performs the end of year tests at the first level and the final (inclusive) tests are performed at the end of the second level.
  • The Applied Medical Sciences Stage: the students study the third-level courses.
  • The Clinical Sciences Stage: it includes the fourth, fifth and sixth levels. The student studies the courses for this stage as a progressive year's work. He/she performs final tests at the end of the fifth level (Ophthalmology, Forensics and Otolaryngology). The final (inclusive) tests of this stage courses are performed at the end of the sixth level.
  • The Medical Laboratories Division has a minimum of four academic years in addition to a 6 months "excellence" period. A student may move to a higher level even if he/she hasn’t successfully passed three or less courses.
  • The higher Nursing Division has a minimum of four academic years plus a 12 months "excellence" period. A student who hasn’t successfully passed three or less courses may move to a higher level only if none of these courses is a specialized nursing course; i.e. it is mandatory to stay at the same level if he/she has failed to pass in any of the specialized nursing courses.

The "Excellence Period” is a partial requirements of the Bachelor’s degree in all these three divisions. It should be performed by the student who has successfully completed all graduation requirements from the first level up to the final level. Students should spend this period in the government educational hospitals and laboratories for field training and practical application.

Academic Degrees Awarded by FMHS:

  • The Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine and Surgery
  • The Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Labs
  • The Bachelor’s Degree in Higher Nursing

The approved total credit hours for the Bachelor’s degree in:

  • Medicine and Surgery (98) Credit hours
  • Medical Laboratories (92) Credit hours
  • Higher Nursing (147) Credit hours


The Medical Education Development Centre (MEDC) was established by the decision of the Sana’a University Rector No. 672 of 2002. It marks an important event at FMHS since it is competent to review FMHS curricula and train FMHS teachers on the development of educational programs and on modern methods in the teaching and learning processes. Its duties include promoting the development and implementation of the Continuing Education Plan. This center oversees the Quality Assurance & Academic Accreditation Unit and the Sana’a University Journal of Medical Sciences.