Faculty of Medicine

Dean’s Message

Dear Students, 

You got into the Beykent University Faculty of Medicine by doing well in the hardest exams. In this journey full of challenges, your loved ones, teachers, and especially your parents displayed devotion of any kind to help you out. You proved yourselves with your work, effort, and resolution, and therefore, you have not disappointed them. I congratulate you and wish you a continued success. Nevertheless, a new and long journey is about to start now: Education in Faculty of Medicine.

Undoubtedly, every job has its own educational methodology. Medical education encompasses an “integrated” education of six years. The first three years of it is called the “Preclinical Period”, which mainly consists of basic medical sciences. In this period, courses of Internal and Surgical Medicine, basic medical sciences that form the basis of medicine as well as practical courses in the subject committees are going to be taught, and therefore, your adaptation to the hospital and patients is going to be easier. Furthermore, you will acquire knowledge and skills through elective courses to turn you into a leader of society.

Years IV and V are called the “Clinical Period”. In this period, you are going to receive a “disciplinary” education that covers theoretical and practical courses under the supervision of and in company with our competent academicians, in the hospital on our campus.

Year VI is called “internship year” which lasts for 365 days uninterrupted. In this period, you are going to find the chance to apply, under the supervision of and in company with our instructors, the knowledge and skills you will acquire during the first five years and also, you will gain new knowledge and experience.

It would be hard to practise medicine without loving the profession. For this reason, love your profession and more importantly, respect it. You respect your profession by attending classes on-time, listening your teachers carefully, turning what you have learned into practice when necessary. You respect your profession by respecting your teachers that are your seniors in the profession, and by following the medical code of ethics. Do not forget that there is a master-apprentice relationship in the profession. As an indication of that, a “White Coat Ceremony” is held. You will be dressed in white coats by your teachers, who are your masters.

Medical services constitute a whole. Be open to working collaboratively and be respectful and careful in your relationships with your colleagues. This habit you are going to pick up throughout your student life, will contribute a lot to your professional life.

Dear Students,

Question, discuss, and criticise what you learn, but be open to criticism. Make the best use of feedback. Use your time and energy to improve your professional skills. 

I wish you all a successful academic life.

Prof. Rıza RIZALAR
Dean of the Faculty of Medicine