The Kasr-el-Aini Medical School of the Cairo University (Arabic: قصر العيني) is one of the largest, oldest, and most prestigious medical schools in Africa and the Middle East. It is located in Garden City, in central Cairo, Egypt. Along with the Cairo University Hospitals, it is considered the largest medical institution in the Middle East, and probably one of the largest in the world.
The word Kasr Alainy literally means "Alainy's Palace" in Arabic, named after El-Mokerr El-Shehabi Ahmed Ibn Alainy whose 15th century residential palace was the school's original main building. The school of medicine at Cairo University is one of the earliest medical school in Egypt and Africa, started long before the establishment of Cairo University and became part of it in 1925.
It accepts about 1600 students annually out of the thousands of applicants who apply. The students are chosen by a computer program based on the score they have achieved in high school. It provides a 6 year combined premedical-medical programme leading to a MBBCh which is usually followed by a 1 year internship at the university hospital.
To develop an outstanding, honorable, clinician/practitioner, researcher, and teacher capable of offering adequate medical care and following medical ethics.
To advance the knowledge base of medicine by developing and encouraging scientific research.
To disseminate knowledge through continuing education of our students, graduates, faculty,......