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What are the conditions and basic standards needed to join the College?
Be a secondary school graduate or equivalent with a higher degree to join the College.
Provided that all requirements are met and the relevant tests passed.
What are the admission tests? What scores grant admission?
It is a package of tests evaluated in grades. The applicant scores are summed and the applicant is compared to other applicants so the best are chosen.
The admission tests of Armed Forces College of Medicine include:
Personality traits test: a student should aim to get the highest score possible.
Medical examination: a fit / not fit.
Psychological stability test: a fit / not fit.
Tests in logical and scientific thinking for students of Armed Forces College of Medicine: applicants with the highest scores are given priority.
The student must pass all interviews done by the Council.
I want to join the College, how best can I prepare for the entrance exams?
By joining an advance English language course and improving your physical fitness by continuous training.
If I didn't join the College for any reason, can I apply next year?
A student may join the Forces College of Medicine maximally one year after secondary school, provided that he spent the said year in a civil College.
Lack of medical or physical fitness are the most common reasons that prevent an applicant from joining the Armed Forces College of Medicine.
Is the admission criteria fair? Is there any kind of favoritism?
A fair evaluation and assessment is done through the package of tests aforementioned where’s an applicant's personal capabilities and their physical, medical and scientific abilities are tested. These tests have been designed to ensure no favoritism or nepotism occurs.
How does the educational process in the College occur? What are the teaching techniques and methodologies used?
The Armed Forces College of Medicine is characterized by a low number of students in each batch. Per lecture, there is a maximum of 100 students which provides a better environment for the students to interact. A system of problem-based learning (PBL) is applied in the College as one of the modern ways of learning alongside scientific lessons. Students are introduced to dealing with patients early, in the second year if study which improves the student's clinical skills and helps them interpret the theories and knowledge which they learn in their academic studies.
Is it a must to stay on college campus? How good are the College’s facilities?
Studying at the Armed Forces College of Medicine requires living on campus. The College has distinguished facilities including barracks, bathrooms, mess halls, study halls, laboratories, sports facilities etc.
What are the benefits of athletes joining the AFCM?
There are well organized training programs that enable athletes to compete in military based national and international championships.
Participating and winning competitions as well as increasing physical fitness all have the potential to add to the student’s end of year score.
Are conscripted assistant lecturers allowed to teach at the College?
Yes, conscripted assistant lecturers have the opportunity to teach at the College, however the College should be notified by the civil university in which the soldier is registered.
Do conscripted assistant lecturers have the opportunity to join the college as faculty assistant staff?
Yes, however the college should be notified by the civil university in which the soldier is registered in order to join the college as a faculty assistant staff.
When and how do I choose my field: Air forces, the Navy or Special Forces?
Graduates will be distributed to main services of the armed forces according to the need of the main services and according to the desires of the graduates.
What is the expected Path of my career after graduation?
A student graduates as a probationer first lieutenant and enjoys all the privileges of an Armed Forces officers. The career Path changes according to the field of specialization and corpses. In all cases a graduate has the opportunity to gain all scientific and academic degrees and to attend local and overseas courses as well as continuous training throughout his service pursuant to relevant terms and conditions.
What advantages can I look forward to after graduation?
The privileges granted to graduates of Armed Forces College of Medicine are as follows:
The College grants graduates a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery degree as well as academic and clinical degrees in different fields (Diploma - Master - Ph.D.) for postgraduate students.
During the study period in College, students study aerospace Medicine, aviation Medicine, Marine Medicine and field and Disaster medicine. Therefore a student has the right to apply for one of these specialties.
Participating in scientific conferences and research activities, starting from joining the College and after graduation.
A student attends clinical training and an internship period for 12 months for military education and hospitals (accredited at the British Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons and the Supreme Council of Egypt's Universities).
Top of class graduates will be appointed in academic jobs at the College in the faculty assistance staff. After completing a master’s degree and conducting the research required they will become an assistant professor. They become a full professor upon completing a Ph.D.
A graduate has the right to apply for the test for the Fellowship of the British Royal College and for specialized and qualification missions (in all fields) organized by the Armed Forces with medical centers and distinguished universities and institutes inside and outside Egypt.
A graduate has the right to join the academic training programs and medical education programs held by Armed Forces college of Medicine in collaboration with the international specialized centers and associations.
The right to enter all clubs and hotels of the Armed Forces.
The right to trips and summer resort services of the Armed Forces Clubs and Hotels department.
Medical insurance for the graduate and family members in the military hospitals and at the expense of the Armed Forces.
Participating in the Armed Forces Insurance Fund at the same time.
Participating in the Armed Forces Housing Fund to get an apartment from the Armed Forces officer's housing projects.
The right to the Armed Forces complex services (obtaining ID cards, driver's license and real estate services, etc).
The right to subscribe to the Supply and Provision House.
The right to enter Armed Forces clubs after graduation according to the respective corpse.
The right to obtain the services provided by the Moral Affairs Department (pilgrimage, less pilgrimage, etc).
Where will I work after graduation?
Graduates will be distributed to the Armed Forces hospitals according to the medical officers’ desires and the Armed Forces needs. Top of the class graduates may work as member of the assisting faculty in the Armed Forces College of Medicine.
What are the jobs and specialties I may join after graduation? What are the scientific missions and courses during my service?
Specialties vary within the system of the Armed Forces between clinical and academic specializations and military scientific specializations according to the desires and personal qualifications of the graduate. A graduate has the right to apply for internal missions to obtain the academic degrees and occupational certificates relevant to the field of specialization, as well as the right to participate in the missions and tasks related to their specialty in order to continue training and learning throughout career.
Do I participate in peacekeeping forces? Are there any risks involved in participating?
Egypt has a reputable history in peacekeeping. The first peacekeeping mission was in the Congo during the 1960s. Doctors who wish to participate in peacekeeping missions and meet the prerequisites have the right to join Egypt's peacekeeping contingents in different countries. All personnel have insurance against risks they might face during their missions.
What is meant by being committed to the College and the Armed Forces? Does this prevent me from working in private clinics during my spare time After graduation?
Armed Forces College of Medicine graduates are active members in the Armed Forces health care organization whose job it is to serve Armed Forces personnel (officers, NCOs, and soldiers) and civilians both in peace and at war. However a graduate is permitted to work at private clinics after getting the necessary approvals from the relevant bodies.
What are the chances of appointing distinguished cadets in the College after graduation?
Top of the class graduates have the opportunity to be appointed as members of the assisting faculty of all clinical and academic specialties in the Armed Forces College of Medicine pursuant to the relative conditions.
What are the qualification opportunities in the College after graduation?
All graduates have the opportunity to continue their scientific development in all research, academic and clinical fields through pursuing qualifications for M.Sc. and PhD degrees, professional qualifications in long or short courses and specialty qualifications through a fellowship at the British Royal College.
Can I work outside the Arab Republic of Egypt after graduation?
Armed Forces officers are not allowed to work outside the Arab Republic of Egypt except after an approval from the competent authorities in accordance with the laws and regulations of the Armed Forces.
How is my Clinical specialty determined after graduation?
It is determined according to the general order of the batch where student's accumulative score during the six study years is calculated to determine the order in which they graduate. Top of the class graduates are appointed members of the assisting faculty of the Armed Forces College of Medicine.
Where and when is the clinical training conducted in the College?
Clinical training is conducted in the College via early clinical exposure in the second year of study. Students then attend a 12 month internship at an Armed Forces Educational hospital.
Do I attend overseas courses during study? How?
External visits are arranged during study for cross-attachment or participation in scientific conferences for distinguished student research.
Is the graduation certificate accredited inside and outside Egypt?
According to university law, the bachelor of medicine and surgery and the academic certificates granted by Armed Forces College of Medicine are accredited by the Supreme Council of Universities and are subject to all regulations governing international recognition.
Can I subscribe to the Egyptian Doctors Syndicate after graduation?
A graduate has the right to subscribe to the Doctors Syndicate provided that he graduates and finishes the appropriate clinical training in hospitals.
What are the financial expenses of joining the College? What are the annual expenses for each year of study? Do I get a salary during the study period? How much?
Firstly: first year expenses are 14,500 L.E.
Secondly: second, third, fifth and sixth year expenses are 4000 L.E.
Thirdly: fourth year expenses are 6,500 L.E.
Fourthly: A distinguished student is awarded monthly awards throughout the period of study.
What are the College contact details?
Phone number: 02/24032872 .
Address: 6 Ehsaan Abdel Quddous St (from Al-Khalifah Al-Mamoun St), Heliopolis, Cairo.
What is diplomatic representation and how can I join it?
Medical Officers can diplomatically represent Egypt and the Armed Forces as a medical attaché in states that have a military medical representation office according to the rules and regulations applied in this regard.
Can I deal with international organizations and scientific associations and participate in internal and external conferences?
Medical Officers can participate in internal and external scientific conferences but he should be authorized to do so according to Armed Forces rules and regulations.
What uniform do the students wear inside the College?
Inside the Armed Forces College of Medicine students wear the military uniform in all scientific activities except physical activities. White coats are worn during scientific lectures.
What responsibilities and commitments will I be expected to adhere to and what are the commitments of the College toward cadets?
Student must adhere to SOPs of the Armed Forces College of Medicine mentioned in the essential document of military colleges. Students must be punctual, do their best to be scientifically distinguished and develop their scientific and physical abilities. The college is committed to provide the highest level of teaching staff members, modern educational aids and modern technology to ensure that cadets acquire information from authentic modern sources.
Are tests and evaluations fair? What is the mechanism of evaluation?
Evaluation within the College assesses the moral and scientific level of the cadet. Therefore, the cadet must adhere to the rules of military discipline, respect and ethical values of the Armed Forces. As for scientific evaluation, it has two aspects. First is to insure that students become accustomed with the system of study and exam. Second is the evaluation of the marks gained by the cadets at a midterm, term and final exam. This ensures that students are imparted with the information, skill and efficiency to be a distinguished doctor and an effective officer to serve his country and Armed Forces.
What military and moral sciences are taught? Can I be specialize in them?
Military sciences taught in the College are divided into essential, general and humanitarian Military sciences. These sciences aim to build military character and to impart understanding of the nature of Armed Forces work and the nature of Medical officer work within the Armed Forces at peacetime and wartime alike. In addition to this, the College aims to establish the loyalty to the home country and Armed Forces. There is a period of essential military preparation which is considered as a corner stone for the military, psychologically and mentally preparing the new cadets for life at the College.
Can I practice my hobby at college?
The College is distinguished by a distinct program of athletic, cultural, artistic and social activities throughout multiple playgrounds and modern gyms equipped with modern athletic machinery. Many athletic competition days in collaboration with other Armed Forces Institutes and external Colleges are regular occurrences. The College also works in partnership with the faculty of Fine Arts to provide care for different cultural talents. There are also Holy Qur’an memorization competitions. Regular competitions for the best scientific research occur with the result being publication in specialized periodicals

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