About us

The Faculty of Medicine & Surgery incorporates 12 departments.

Our departments are: Anatomy, Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics, Family Medicine, Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Paediatrics, Pathology, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Physiology & Biochemistry, Public Health and Surgery. 

Besides our two major undergraduate courses, Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) and the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Pharmaceutical Science [B.Sc. (Hons.) Pharm. Sci], we are also offering the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Pharmaceutical Technology [B.Sc. (Hons.) Pharm. Tech.] and the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Medical Biochemistry [B.Sc (Hons) Med. Biochem.]

Since academic year 2018-19 we also introduced the possibility for students to take a year out of the M.D. programme after the second year of studies and focus on lab and clinical research, before progressing to the third year of the M.D. degree. Students who successfully complete the Intercalated Year are awarded the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Medical Sciences [B.Sc. (Hons.)]

We also offer several postgraduate courses at Masters and Ph.D. levels. We are also involved in a number of inter-faculty Masters programmes. Some Masters programmes also involve active collaborations with international academic institutions, and a number of bilateral international research visits regularly occur within our departments. The Faculty also offers a professional doctorate Pharm.D. programme jointly with the University of Illinois.

Incentives for research projects include scholarship schemes and tax rebates such as the Get Qualified scheme. We actively co-ordinate the organisation of the Malta Medical School Conference. During this regular three-yearly activity, we host both local and international participants.

We publish the Malta Medical Journal and the Malta Medical School Gazette. Local and international authors contribute to both journals.

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