• Dec 01, 2023   MOKSH Academy

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Egypt is one of the most popular destinations for medical PG in Africa and the Middle East. This is also emerging as a preferred destination for the Master in Medicine program among Indian students looking to practice in Gulf countries like Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Dubai, Oman, etc.

Benefits of Study Medical PG in Egypt

There are many benefits of pursuing a Master's program in Medicine in Egypt. A few of them are listed below.

  1. Old Legacy of Universities, teaching Medicine for more than 200 Years,
  2. World Ranked: Universities in Egypt are globally renowned and come in QS world Ranking within 1,000
  3. Direct Admission in the course, No Entrance Exam required like NEET-PG in India/USMLE in the USA or PLAB in the UK
  4. The duration of the course is 3 years for both Clinical and Non clinical Specialties, not as long as in the US/UK or other European countries of 3-5 Years. Very Similar to the India MD/MS course
  5. Complete the Program in English
  6. Medical PG in Egypt is very Affordable, and the Tuition Fee is Very low compared to Indian Private Medical Colleges.
  7. High patient flow in OPD and IPD in Hospitals for clinical exposure.
  8. Hospitals attached to Medical Univ are around 6,000 to 8,000 beds.
  9. Acceptance of Master’s degree in the entire GCC Region to Practice.

Challenges to pursue Master's in Egypt

  1. The Master's Program in Egypt is a completely paid program, not free like the USA or UK.
  2. No Stipend is given to the International Students
  3. You need to learn Arabic to interact with the patients, which can be difficult for many.
  4. Fooding can be a challenge, especially for vegetarians.

Specialisation for Medical PG

Below is the list of Specializations. A Medical graduate can look for their Medical PG in Egypt.

MSc Anatomy and Embryology MSc Anaesthesia
MSc Biochemistry and Molecular Biology MSc Cardiology
MSc Clinical & Chemical Pathology MSc Cardiothoracic Surgery
MSc Pulmonary Medicine MSc Critical Care Medicine
MSc Clinical Hematology MSc Dermatology
MSc Clinical Toxicology MSc Family Medicine
MSc Public Health & Community Medicine MSc Internal Medicine
MSc Endocrine, Nourishment & Metabolism MSc Neurology
MSc Forensic Medicine & Clinical Toxicology MSc Neurosurgery
MSc GIT & Hepatic Diseases MSc Clinical Neurophysiology
MSc Histology MSc Obstetrics & Gynaecology
MSc Infection Control MSc Nuclear Medicine & Oncology
MSc Industrial Medicine & Occupational Diseases MSc Oncology
MSc Pathology MSc Ophthalmic Surgery & Medicine
MSc Phonetics MSc Ear Nose & Throat
MSc Endemic Diseases MSc Orthopaedic Surgery
MSc Medical Microbiology & Immunology MSc Paediatrics
MSc Audiology & Daffiness Disease MSc Paediatric Neurology
MSc Medical Pharmacology MSc Paediatric Cardiology
MSc Medical Physiology MSc Diagnostic & Interventional Radiology
MSc Blood Transfusion MSc in Rheumatology and Rehabilitation
MSc Medical Parasitology MSc General Surgery
MSc Pain MSc Urology Surgery
MSc Andrology MSc Psychiatry of Children & Adolescence
MSc Nephrology MSc Psychiatry

Duration of the course

The duration of the Master Course is 3 Years for all the Specialities, either Clinical or Non-Clinical subjects. The program is divided into 4 parts, followed by a Master's thesis.

Module of Program 1st 2nd
Duration 1-1.5 Yrs 1.5-2 Yrs
Compulsory Course Yes Yes
Elective Course Yes  
Scientific Activities Yes Yes
Residency Training Yes Yes

Credits and Assessment

Credit for the Entire course ranges from 140 to 250; these Credits are divided into Compulsory courses, Electives, Residency Training and Master's thesis. Credit distribution for every specialization can be different.

Cost of the Program

The Medicine Program in Egypt is self-financed or paid, per the table below.

Year 1st 2nd 3rd
Fee in USD 7500 6500 6500

Eligibility for the Program

Program Admission Requirements According to the Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, the applicant should have an M.B.B. Ch. or equivalent degree. According to Cairo University requirements, all applicants for postgraduate studies should fulfil preliminary courses on the following subjects: Medical statistics I – English language proficiency (TOEFL or equivalent degree), Computer skills or equivalent computer course offered by the Medical Education Centre (MEDC).

Documents required & Admission Process

  1. Bachelor's degree from a Medical College
  2. A document which proves that the student does not have AIDS before seeking Admission or registration
  3. A copy of the student's passport is valid for one year
  4. Four personal photos
  5. An equivalent certificate of the latest academic qualification awarded by the Supreme Council of Universities in Egypt.
  6. A letter of candidacy from the country the student comes from to the faculty the student wishes to study at, clarifying the providing body, the university year in which the student wishes to study, and the degree obtained by the student. Also, the letter has to be signed by the cultural consultant of the embassy and sent to the dean of the desired faculty.
  7. An Excellence Certificate valid for one year (for medicine students)
  8. The grades of the four-year bachelor.
  9. A diploma or pre-master certificate.

Medical PG Intake in Egypt

There are two intakes for the Medical PG program in Egypt.

April Intake: Application for this session begins at Dec month and goes Upto Mar month of the respective year

October Intake: Application starts from May month and till sept its accepted.

Training before registration may be accredited according to departmental and hospital evaluation. Classes are commenced in the month of Sept every year.

Job opportunities after Medical PG in Egypt

Post completion of your Medical PG in Egypt, you have opportunities to practice in multiple countries of GCC Region countries like in Qatar, UAE, Saudi, Oman, etc, and you can start practising as a General Practitioner. After gaining experience, you can upgrade yourself to a Specialist.

Medical license in Dubai

Medical licensing in Dubai is the process by which healthcare professionals obtain authorization to practice medicine in the emirate. The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) is the regulatory body responsible for issuing medical licenses and ensuring that only qualified and competent individuals are granted permission to practice medicine. The DHA exam is a computer-based test (CBT) with multiple-choice questions and no negative marking. The Health Regulation Department (HRD) of the DHA issues the license. The DHA license is valid for one year.

DHA Licensing 

Basic difference between DHA AND MOH licenses.

If you get a DHA license, you can only be able to work in the health facilities of the Emirate of Dubai. If you get an MOH license, you can work in all other Emirates medical facilities except Dubai and Abu Dhabi. MOH licensing is the official permit given to healthcare professionals to keep a medical practice in UAE.

HAAD Licensing Abu Dhabi

The HAAD Licensing Abu Dhabi, formerly known as the Health Authority Abu Dhabi (HAAD), is responsible for regulating and licensing healthcare professionals in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. The HAAD ensures that healthcare professionals meet the necessary qualifications and standards of practice to provide safe and effective care to patients.

Qatar license exam for doctors

The Qatar Medical License Exam, also known as the Professional Qualifications Requirements (PQR) Exam, is a mandatory assessment for doctors seeking to practice medicine in Qatar. The exam is administered by the Department of Healthcare Professions (DHP) under the Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) and is designed to evaluate the competency and knowledge of applicants in their field of medicine. For the Qatar Medical License Exam requirements, applicants must fulfil the following criteria:

  • Possess a recognized medical degree
  • Have relevant clinical experience
  • Hold a valid professional license
  • Demonstrate English proficiency
  • Pass a medical fitness test (if 65 or older)

Qatar Council for Healthcare Practitioners.

Medical license in Saudi Arabia

Obtaining a medical license in Saudi Arabia is a crucial step for healthcare professionals seeking to practice medicine in the Kingdom. The Saudi Commission for Health Specialties (SCFHS) is responsible for regulating and licensing healthcare professionals in Saudi Arabia. The licensing process ensures that healthcare professionals meet the necessary qualifications, experience, and language proficiency standards to provide safe and effective care to patients.

The Saudi Medical Licensing Exam (SMLE) is a mandatory exam for medical graduates who wish to practice medicine in Saudi Arabia. This is a computer-based exam consisting of 300 multiple-choice questions (MCQs) covering various medical topics. The exam is divided into two parts: Part I focuses on basic sciences, while Part II covers clinical medicine. To pass the SMLE Saudi, a score of 60% is required.