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Medical Students' International Network - Sudan (MedSIN-Sudan)
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Participating cities (LC's) Khartoum
Languages Arabic , English ,
Currency Sudanese Pounds (SDG)
Time Zone "GMT+3 hours"
Number of Doctors and beds per 10000 people 5.5
Member of IFMSA since... 1967
Number of incoming students per year 40
The NEO Amro Abuagla
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Welcome Note

Welcome to the Sudan where you can enjoy the nice tropical weather .......

Sudan is a miniature representation of Africa: a large country with geographic, extremes ranging from sandy desert to tropical forest. It has about 600 tribes who have Arabic as their common language, beside there are about 142 different languages. The cuisine is a melding of the many varied backgrounds of the people who live in the Sudan's land. The ritual of hospitality is as important in the Sudan as it is in other Arab and African countries. And while there is a measure of similarity in all the Arab and African countries, each has its unique characteristics. For example, no other country prepares coffee as the Sudanese do, and if this country acquired culinary fame, it is for its Sudanese Jebena (Special made Sudanese Coffee)


Sudan is a miniature representation of Africa: a large country with geographic, extremes ranging from sandy desert to tropical forest. It has about 600 tribes who have Arabic as their common language, beside there are about 142 different languages. The cuisine is a melding of the many varied backgrounds of the people who live in the Sudan's land ==

Our health care system

Outside urban areas, little health care is available in Sudan, helping account for a relatively low average life expectancy of 57 years and an infant mortality rate of 69 deaths per 1,000 live births, low by standards in Middle Eastern but not African countries. For most of the period since independence in 1956, Sudan has experienced civil war, which has diverted resources to military use that otherwise might have gone into health care and training of professionals, many of whom have migrated in search of more gainful employment. In 1996 the World Health Organization estimated that there were only 9 doctors per 100,000 people, most of them in regions other than the South. Substantial percentages of the population lack access to safe water and sanitary facilities. Malnutrition is widespread outside the central Nile corridor because of population displacement from war and from recurrent droughts; these same factors together with a scarcity of medicines make diseases difficult to control. Child immunization against most major childhood diseases, however, had risen to approximately 60 percent by the late 1990s from very low rates in earlier decades. Spending on health care is quite low—only 1 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) in 1998 (latest data). The United Nations placed the rate of human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) infection in late 2003 at 2.3 percent for adults, quite low by regional standards. The United Nations suggested, however, that the rate could be as high as 7.2 percent. Between 400,000 and 1.3 million adults and children were living with HIV, and AIDS deaths numbered 23,000. As of late 2004, some 4 million persons in the South had been internally displaced and more than 2 million had died or been killed as a result of two decades of war. Comparable figures for Darfur were 1.6 million displaced and 70,000 dead since fighting began there in early 2003.

The hospitals

1-Khartoum teaching hospital 2-omdorman Tropical hospital 3-bahre teaching hospital 4-soba teaching hospital 5-al shab teaching hospital 6-others

Our medical education

we have 6 years system, the last 3 are clinical

Cultural differences

Sudan as it is in other Arab and African countries. And while there is a measure of similarity in all the Arab and African countries, each has its unique characteristics. For example, no other country prepares coffee as the Sudanese do

Accommodation & Boarding

The accommodation will be in the student hostel and the boarding in the university (2 per day),except the weekends.

Social program

different and it depens on the LC itself for every year there is an new plan for Kharoum there is like city social and at the end of the exchange period there is trip out side khartoum

== Local & National transportation == we use buses to move around the city , the Main station is just next to Khartoum University.


beatuiful tropical weather

Khartoum features a hot arid climate, with only the months of July and August seeing significant precipitation. Khartoum averages a little over 155 mm (6 in.) of precipitation per year. Based on average annual temperatures, Khartoum is quite possibly the hottest major city on the planet. Temperatures may exceed 53°C (127°F) in mid-summer. Its average annual high temperature is 38°C (100°F), with seven months of the year seeing an average monthly high temperature of at least 38°C (100°F). Furthermore, none of its monthly average high temperatures falls below 30°C (86°F). This is something not seen in other major cities with hot arid climates such as Riyadh, Baghdad and Phoenix. Temperatures cool off considerably during the night, with Khartoum's lowest average low temperatures of the year hovering around the 16°C (60°F) mark

Social life

The Nile is the link that runs through Sudan, and influences the lives of Sudan's people, even though many of them farm and herd far from the Nile or its two main tributaries, the Blue Nile and the White Nile. Not only do nomads come to the river to water their herds and cultivators to drain off its waters for their fields, but the Nile facilitates trade, administration, and urbanization. Consequently, the confluence of the Blue Nile and the White Nile became the administrative center of a vast hinterland because the area commanded the river, its commerce, and its urban society. This location enabled the urban elites to control the scattered and often isolated population of the interior while enjoying access to the peoples of the outside world.

Although linked by dependence on the Nile, Sudan's population is divided by ethnic, linguistic, and religious differences. Many Sudanese in the north claim Arab descent and speak Arabic, but Sudanese Arabs are highly differentiated. Over many generations, they have intermingled in varying degrees with the indigenous peoples. Arabic is Sudan's official language (with Arabic and English the predominant languages in the south), but beyond Khartoum and its two neighboring cities of Omdurman and Khartoum North a variety of languages is spoken. A more unifying factor is Islam, which has spread widely among the peoples of northern Sudan. But, once again, the Sunni (see Glossary) Muslims of northern Sudan form no monolithic bloc. Some, especially in the urban centers, are strictly orthodox Muslims, while others, mostly in the rural areas, are attracted more to Sufism, an Islamic mystical tendency, in their search for Allah. Within this branch and tendency of Islam are a host of religious sects with their own Islamic rituals and syncretistic adaptations.

Exchange Conditions

Cities offered for exchange

University of Khartoum - <-- The contribution of the University of Khartoum as a pioneer in university education in Africa and the Middle East and its involvement in the development of Sudan has been very large. The Faculty of Medicine at the University of Khartoum is Sudan’s oldest and largest medical faculty providing education and research of high international standards. The Kitchener School of Medicine was established in 1924, in memory of Lord H. Kitchener, Governor General of the Sudan from 1898 to 1900. Kitchener School of Medicine joined Khartoum University College in September of the year 1951. After the Independence in 1956, Khartoum University College became the University of Khartoum and the Kitchener School of Medicine became the Faculty of Medicine. The Faculty of Medicine offers both post-graduate and under-graduate studies. The Faculty offers courses for first degrees leading to the following qualifications: The Degree of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (B.M, B.S) of the University of Khartoum. It features several institutes, academic units and research centers including Mycetoma Research Center, Soba University Hospital,Saad Abualila Hospital, Dr. Salma Dialysis centre, Institute of Endemic Diseases and U of K publishing house. The Sudan Library, a section of the university's library, serves as the national library of Sudan.

Ahfad University for Women - <-- Establishment

Since its inception in 1990, The Ahfad School of Medicine adopted a holistic approach to medicine to promote the concept of health promotion, disease prevention, cure and rehabilitation. It is also concerned with the globally accepted concept of health for all through provision of primary health care for individuals and families where they live and work.

The concept and philosophy of the school rests on flexible application of valid concepts of education using modern trends and effective methods. The curriculum is based on blocks or modules of organs systems and themes. During the whole program problem based learning is used.

The School also adheres to a student-centered approach. Emphasis on self-learning. This allows students to acquire the capacity and willingness to pursue their own learning after graduation.

A continuous system of evaluation of the program and assessment of students is carried out, with emphasis on the results of service and research. External examiners and evaluators are used as needed. At the end of each module or course, there is an examination and at the end of every year, there is an examination before proceeding to the next year. Assessment of students is in each of the following description of courses, modules or blocks.

Family Attachment Program (FAP)

FAP Is a longitudinal program which starts in PHASE II of the curriculum, i.e. second, third and fourth years. This program aims at enabling the medical students to recognize the characteristics of the Sudanese family: their culture, attitudes, knowledge and practice towards health in state of health or disease.

Students are attached to families so as to follow up children and mothers (and other members), noting their growth and development, and maintaining records about their important events and personal information. They are expected to develop skills and commitment needed to educate patients and families about disease process, presentation and preventive as well as curative medicine.

During FAP the student visits the family on regular basis, at least four times a year. During the visits, students conduct Interviews,record,interviews and observations, and carry out health education through interaction with the family members. Each visits takes about one hour. The home visit is the CORE of the program. Besides these visits the program consists of tutorials, FGDs, presentations and discussions of the family problems (self-learning / assignments) and occasional lectures:

-First year of the FAP (2nd year of Medical School) the student learns how to assess the family health needs focusing on the basic health messages. -Second year of the FAP (3rd year of Medical School) the student learn to focus on the reproductive health.

-Third year of FAP (4th year of Medical School) the student learns to act according to her own assessment of the needs of the family.

At the end of each year, a workshop takes place in which all students of phase II participate with their tutors to evaluate the program.


Log book

Students maintain a log book in which they record the activities, experiences and findings.

Assessment is based on:

   Attendance 30%
   Log book 30%
   Yearly report 30%

Other activities 10%

Omdurman Islamic University - <-- The school is basically oriented toward Islamic studies; it serves other fields of studies as well, such as engineering, agriculture and medicine.

The National Ribat University - <-- The National Ribat University (NRU) is a university based in the city of Khartoum,Sudan.

The President of the Republic is the sponsor of the University. The University Council is chaired by the Minister of Interior, and the Director General of Sudanese Police Forces is his deputy. The university is ranked 10,402 in the world, third in Sudan. In Sudan, it ranks below the University of Khartoum and theSudan University of Science and Technology, above Karary University and the International University of Africa.

Initially the university had three faculties: Police Sciences and Law, Medicine and Nursing Sciences. Since then additional faculties have been added: Police Higher Academy, Pharmacy, Medical Laboratory Sciences, Radiological Sciences and Nuclear Medicine, Medicine and Dental Technology, Economic, Administrative & Financial Sciences, Environmental Studies and Disaster Prevention, Computer Studies, Languages and Translation, Abdusalam Elkhabir Faculty for Islamic and Quranic Studies, Technology and Health Sciences, Graduate and Scientific Research, Architecture and Information.

Al-Neelain University - <-- is a public university located in Khartoum, Sudan. It was founded in 1955. As of November 2004, Awad Haj Ali was the Vice-Chancellor of the university. The university is a member of theFederation of the Universities of the Islamic World.

University of Kordofan - <-- is one of the largest universities in Sudan located inAl-Ubayyid 560 km to the southwest ofKhartoum. It was founded in 1990. University of Kordofan is recognized as one of the top universities in Sudan.

It features several institutes, academic units and research centres including Gum Arabic Research Centre, Centre for Intermediate Technology in Agriculture and Deanship for Research and Postgraduate Training.

It is a member of the Federation of the Universities of the Islamic World.

Alzaiem Alazhari University - <-- Alzaiem Alazhari University

Established 1993 Type Public[1] Rector Professor Mohamed Saeed AlKhalifa Location Bahri, Khartoum, Sudan Website

It is a member of the Federation of the Universities of the Islamic World.