Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery [MBBS] (Jaffna)for candidates who complete the Medical Curriculum successfully and Bachelor of Medical Sciences [BMSc] for those who wish to opt out after Second Examination for Medical Degrees.
The curriculum is guided by the Subject Benchmark Statement in Medicine, published by the CVCD in October 2004 and the Prescribed Standards for Undergraduate Medical Education of the Sri Lanka Medical Council.
The course is conducted entirely in English.
Duration of the entire course is five years followed by one year of Internship. Each academic year consists of three terms of ten to thirteen weeks each. End of each term will be determined by completion of the teaching / learning activities allocated for that term.
Lectures and Practical classes are conducted in the Faculty. Lectures for the Final year students are conducted in the clinical lecture hall at the Teaching Hospital. About 95% of the clinical course is conducted at the Teaching Hospital, Jaffna. Base Hospital, Thellippalai which is about 16 kilometers from the Faculty and the Chest Clinic, Jaffna are regular teaching facilities for psychiatry and chest diseases respectively. Preventive aspects are taught in the Community Medicine Project area at Kokuvil and Kondavil. The students are encouraged to go to wider areas for community programs.
Each student is allowed a maximum period of 10 years for the course. Maximum number of attempts at the examination is restricted to four in the first examination for Medical Degrees and six in others.
The following fees are payable by Sri Lankan students admitted to the Medical course.