School of Medicine

Celebrating the Remarkable Achievements of UKH Medical Club Students

UKH president Dr. Keith Sharp has presented Certificates of Appreciation to UKH medical students who have contributed to the activities of the Medical Club at our School of Medicine (SOM), for their unwavering dedication and outstanding contributions throughout the academic year. The students have truly breathed life into our medical school, fostering a vibrant and […]

May 18, 2023

World Hemophilia Day at UKH

On World Hemophilia Day April 17 2023, UKH School of Medicine organised a seminar in cooperation with Erbil Directorate of Health and Kurdistan Hemophilia Organisation. The theme of the event this year is “Access for All: Prevention of bleeds as the global standard of care”. Building on last year’s theme, the call to action for […]

April 17, 2023

UKH Alumni Newsletter: Volume 1, Issue 2, April 2023

The second issue of the UKH Alumni Newsletter, volume 1 has been released by the UKH Alumni Association, and it is packed with fascinating success stories from our alumni. This latest edition features accounts from a diverse range of UKH alumni who share their personal journeys and experiences at UKH, and how this has impacted […]

April 11, 2023

Medical Kurdistan Conference

The Medical Kurdistan Conference, the first ever international conference of our School of Medicine started on March 1, 2023. Minister of Health of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Dr. Saman Barzinji, Erbil Governor Omed Khoshnaw, diplomats, public and private university presidents and deans, members of UKH Board of Governors, and physicians across all specialties joined […]

March 2, 2023

OpenAI and ChatGPT: Awareness Raising of the Role of AI in Higher Education Assessment

Assistant Professor Freek Olaf de Groot of Applied Linguistics/TESOL at the University of Kurdistan Hewlêr (UKH) delivered a seminar on Artificial Intelligence and its new features, especially OpenAI and ChatGPT to UKH faculty members and staff. ChatGPT is a newly-emerged AI-operated website which is becoming familiar to students at UKH and around the world. Dr. […]

February 19, 2023

The White Coat Ceremony

On February 16, 2023 the School of Medicine (SOM) at the University of Kurdistan Hewlêr (UKH) organised the second White Coat Ceremony for medical students of the class of 2028. The White Ceremony is a ritual many medicine schools around the world and was first held in 1990s. UKH-SOM is the first medical school to […]

February 16, 2023

Medical Club Workshop

UKH students of the School of Medicine (SOM) in cooperation with students from Hawler Medical University (HMU) within the framework of the student-led Medical Club, organised workshop titled “Influencing Today’s Students and Future Doctors” on Friday 3 February 2023. The workshop included important seminars delivered by Dr. Salim Zangana, Ziad Azad and Ibrahim Mutahana on […]

February 6, 2023

SOM and KHCMS Collaboration 

The Dean of the School of Medicine (SOM) at the University of Kurdistan Hewlêr (UKH) Dr. Teshk Shawis received Dr. Ariana Barzinjy from the Kurdistan Higher Council of Medical Specialty (KHCMS) on Monday 16 January 2023. The two sides discussed mutual cooperation and integration of skills and knowledge for a better student experience. UKH-SOM has […]

January 17, 2023

Environment Panel Discussion and Tree Planting in SOM

In cooperation with KRG Board of Environment Protection and Improvement and War Organization for Environment Protection, UKH School of Medicine (SOM) and Centre for Environmental Studies (CES) organised a panel discussion on protecting the environment and the importance of cooperation between the government, educational institutions and local NGOs on this matter. The discussion was followed […]

December 6, 2022