Facts and Figures

  • KBMS is a public university based in Erbil city, Kurdistan Region, Iraq. It is Established in 2009.
  • KBMS is a teaching and training institution in the field of Medical Sciences which has the status of university
  • University Color: Sky Blue
  • Motto: Setting Clinical and Professional Excellence
  • There are 474 trainees at KBMS (2014)
  • KBMS received (468) applications for postgraduate study for entry in (2014-2015)
  • There are 114 KBMS employees and 469 Academic staff who are affiliated to KBMS to lecture and train the trainees at teaching hospitals (2014)
  • The 469 affiliated KBMS academic staff are employees of Ministry of Health (MOH) and Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MOHESR)
  • KBMS has 38  Professors and 98 Assistant Professors (2014)
  • There are 4 Clinical Specialty Councils, 26 Specialties, 3 KBMS halls and tens of halls inside health facilities (2014)
  • Clinical diagnostics specialties council founded in 2012,  whereas the rest of specialty councils were founded in 2013
  • Each of the four clinical specialty councils is headed by a president; with membership of 20 program directors who are oversee 42 Director of Centers
  • KBMS has 3 training centers based in Erbil, Sulaimania and Duhok cities
  • KBMS does not discriminate in admission against any person on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, national or ethnic origin and political beliefs
  • KBMS has a library with 115 thesis, 60 journals and 572 books (Hard copies) for 34 different disciplines and 44 books (soft copies)  for 17 disciplines
  • The academic year at KBMS runs from October to October
  • The period of study in KBMS is 4-7 years, varies according to the   specialties. The key requirement in acquiring KBMS degree is training for 6-12 months in one of well recognized Training Centers abroad
  • KBMS signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with many institutions like Australian and Jordanian higher education institutions to attain and sustain national, regional or international quality
  • The Trainees are entitled for Kurdistan Board of Medical Specialties Certificate which is equivalent to Doctorate Degree
  • Examination Calendar for KBMS is as follow:
  1. April: Admission exam. + Re-sit exam. for Part- I & II (written & clinical exam. )
  2. October: Part- I (written exam.)
  3. October: Part- II (written & clinical exam.)