About us

The Faculty of Medicine & Surgery incorporates 13 departments.

Our departments are: Anatomy, Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics, Clinical Radiology & Nuclear Medicine, 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.

In 2019, the Association of Medical Schools in Europe (AMSE) and ASIIN, a German Accreditation Agency had completed the pilot accreditation procedure of the Medical Degrees awarded by six European Universities.  There were only three Medical Degrees which successfully achieved both the AMSE and ASIIN accreditation certificates for a period of five years.  The Doctor of Medicine and Surgery (M.D.) Degree Course offered by the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery of the University of Malta is one of these degrees which were accredited with both the AMSE and ASIIN quality seals.

The accreditation procedure involved the submission of the Self-Assessment Report and a number of enclosures.  The documentation was assessed by an Expert Panel, the AMSE Executive Committee, the ASIIN Technical Committee and the ASIIN Accreditation Commission. The Expert Panel conducted a two-day audit visit in April 2019. The audit delegation held meetings with all stakeholders and a site visit of the teaching facilities. Each Board independently decided to accredit the M.D. Degree Course of the University of Malta unconditionally until 30 September 2024.  The Technical Committee concluded that the University of Malta has taken up the suggestions and proposals of the experts in an exemplary manner. The Doctor of Medicine and Surgery of the University of Malta is listed in the ASIIN online register of Accredited Degree Programmes.  

This accreditation is another important external quality assurance mechanism as well as an achievement which certifies the quality and standards of the teaching offered by the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery of the University of Malta.  

We publish the Malta Medical Journal. Local and international authors contribute to this.

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