Founded in October 2018, the School of Medicine of The Maldives National University, is the only medical school in the Republic of Maldives. The school’s administration office is located at the Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) building while all the academic activities are conducted on the 8th and 14th floors of Dharumavantha Hospital Complex. The Anatomy Lab, Multipurpose Lab, Skills Lab and Staff Room are located on the 8th floor of the building while Physiology lab, lecture halls, more classrooms and pantry for students are available on the 14th floor.
Currently the School of Medicine offers the undergraduate medical degree, Doctor of Medicine (MD). This is a 5 years degree. The curriculum implemented is that of Malaysia’s national university, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM). It is implemented under the technical guidance of UKM.
Clinicians from Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital (IGMH), ADK Hospital, Kulhudhuffushi Regional Hospital and Senahiya Military Hospital are mainly involved in teaching the clinical content. Till 2022, five batches of students have been recruited and the senior most batch is expected to graduate in 2024.
Welcome to the School of Medicine of The Maldives National University, the first medical school established in the country. I am greatly honored to be the first dean of this school.
At the School of Medicine, we strive to be an exemplary institution in the field of medical science. We work to keep pace with the technological advances of the field and ensure the inclusion of the latest developments in medical practice in our curriculum.
Our curriculum is a modern, integrated curriculum designed with the incorporation of a variety of teaching and learning methods. It is developed with content that enables students to flourish into hardworking, determined and compassionate caregivers. We instruct our students with the knowledge that they are the luminaries of the future, whose expertise will help forge new pathways in the fields of medicine and science.
We take pride in our diverse body of highly qualified and passionate lecturers who are experienced in teaching medical students. Their nationalities may differ, but they all share a deep commitment to improving lives.
We are located at Dharumavantha Hospital Complex. We maintain close ties with the leading hospitals of the Greater Male’ Area, as well as the atolls, enabling our students to be posted in these hospitals to carry out their training.
Thank you for your interest in the School of Medicine, and we hope that you will enjoy your academic experience with us.
The MD Program of The Maldives National University is a five-year programme with features to equip graduates with the capabilities to work as a doctor.
The course is an integrated programme which develops students both personally and professionally to become capable and caring doctors, committed to the wellbeing of the patient and the community.