Biruni English medical School: A Different Approach in medical Education


  • Tumay Aydogan Biruni University Medical School, Vice Dean, Department of Medical Education, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Kamil Cankut Senturk Biruni University English Medical School, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Tarif Bakdash Biruni University Medical School, Advisor to Rector, Department of Pediatrics, Istanbul, Turkey AND Oakland University, William Beaumont School of Medicine, Department of Pediatric Neurology, USA


Medical education, Medical curriculum, Flipped classsroom


The importance of medical education which equips the competent future doctors has been recognized in academic life which leads to major changes in the educational models. Integrated curriculums with clearly defined learning outcomes, student-centered approach and more reliable and valid assesment have been formed globally (1). International dimensions of medical education and advances in medicine fostered the need of change in our existing curriculum and Biruni English Medical School was started in 2019 with a mission to provide the highest quality medical education in Turkey. It is an undergraduate 6-year program with a system based approach integrating basic and clinical sciences. The clinical skills are also embedded across the first 3 years, that emphasize the competencies in history taking, physical examination and clinical reasoning. The program has been enriched by flipped classroom model, early clinical exposure, problem based learning and research opportunities for the students. The main goal is to see our students as the top competent future doctors in Turkey and the world by prioritising the patient’s needs and understanding the health systems locally and globally.




How to Cite

Aydogan, T., Senturk, K. C., & Bakdash, T. (2020). Biruni English medical School: A Different Approach in medical Education. International Journal of Basic and Clinical Studies, 9(2), 7–11. Retrieved from



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