First Cycle Programmes (Bachelor's Degree)
FACULTY OF MEDICINE - Medicine - Lisans
General Description

The Medical School was established on 17 March, 2006, based on the parliament act of 5467, that was published in the 26111th issue of the Official Gazette. The general medical education offered by the faculty comprises three major divisions: basic medical sciences, internal and surgical medical sciences. Each of these three major divisions is subdivided into 35 modules. The average annual student intake is approximately 80. The length of the course is six years and the language of instruction is Turkish.

Qualification Awarded

The Bachelor of Medicine/Surgery degree is awarded to students after having taken and passed all courses/subjects and compulsory clinical training as specified in the curriculum.

Level of Qualification (Short Cycle , First Cycle , Second Cycle, Third Cycle)

Specific Admission Requirements

Enrty requirements for Turkish National students are a High School Diploma and placement through a centralized national university placement examination arranged by OSYM (Higher Education Council Student Selection and Placement Center).

Specific Arrangements For Recognition Of Prior Learning (Formal, Non-Formal and Informal)

Recognition of prior formal education in the Turkish Higher Education Establishments for Undergraduate Transfer is in accordance with the ‘Regulation on the Principles of Course Transfer between Higher Education Establishments at Graduate/higher education and undergraduate levels, Dual majors, Minors, and ECTS Transfer.

Qualification Requirements and Regulations

Medical education is a tiered programme, with all subjects being inter-dependent in an ascending style. The education and training period is six years. The achievement of a total of 360 ECTS credits is required for the awarding of Bachelor of Medicine/Surgery.

Profile of The Programme

The Faculty curriculum is planned to implement the basic requirements for the application of modern medical practice. There are six terms that run annually. There are committees for the basic medical sciences subjects taught within the first three years. These committees number 6 (term 1), 7 (term 2), and 9 (for term 3). The course contents of the committees may or may not overlap. The 4th and 5th years of medical education are in the form of practical training in clinical sciences, the duration of which range from one to ten weeks depending on the subject/division. Training in the 6th year is internship, which enables the student to practice medicine under supervision. This way, the primary objective of the Medical School is to provide the proper education, training, skills and attitude for medical students to become modern physicians who are able to integrate the developments in science and medicine with those of clinical practice and meet the requirements of modern high quality health care for the communities, and who are committed to life-long learning and contributing to science and art of medicine.

Occupational Profiles of Graduates With Examples

Immediately after graduation, the newly qualified medics undertake a two year obligatory health service for the Turkish Government in primary health care, community health care or the emergency services of public hospitals, the location of which is decided by the casting of lots by the Ministry of Health. During this period and after, those who wish to specialize in any aspect of medicine take the twice yearly organised medical residency/specialisation exam organised by the Higher Education Council Student Selection and Placement Centre (ÖSYM). The length of training for specialisation is 4 years and takes place in any university research hospital or in the research and training hospitals of the Ministry of Health. The specialists are eligible to practice in the private or public domains of health care establishments. Working for any establishment of the Ministry of Health for health care administrative and planning posts is a further option available to the specialists. The medical school graduates are also eligible for PhD studies in any suitable institution.

Access to Further Studies

Medical school graduates are eligible for PhD studies in basic medical sciences, and for residency in any subdivision of the internal and surgical medical sciences in accordance with their score in the Medical Specialisation Exam (TUS) that is organised by ÖSYM.

Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading

The Education and Training Examinations Guidelines of the Faculty of Medicine (of Recep Tayyip Erdogan University) are followed.

Graduation Requirements

Students who complete the six year education successfully with 360 ECTS credits become eligible for graduation. However, they obtain their graduation certificates (diplomas) from the Ministry of Health after having done the two-year-long compulsory health service for the Turkish Government.

Mode of Study (Full-Time, Part-Time, E-Learning )


Address, Programme Director or Equivalent

Address: Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Dekanlığı, 53100 RİZE. Programme Director: Prof. Dr. Ekrem ALGÜN (Dean of Medical School) Tel: +90 464 212 30 09Faks : +90 464 212 30 15 E-mail : Deputy Director: Prof. Dr. Ali İrfan GÜZEL (Vice-Dean) Tel: +90 464 212 30 09Faks : +90 464 212 30 15 E-mail : Bologna Accords Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Zihni A. YAZICI Tel: +90 464 212 30 09Faks : +90 464 212 30 15 E-mail : Programme Secretary: Recep Yerebakan Tel: +90 464 212 30 09Faks : +90 464 212 30 15 E-mail :


The offices for the senior administration, management, services and the registrar are located in the main building of the Medical School. In addition, there are 100 offices for lecturers, one meeting room, two seminar rooms, seven research labs, one fully equipped anatomy teaching lab that accommodates up to 60 students, and five lecture theatres/rooms in the main building. The adjacent building houses the library, computer room (for 25 users), three amphitheaters/lecture rooms with 90 sittings each, two multi-disciplinary teaching labs for 60 students, multi-disciplinary research labs (including biochemistry, microbiology, cell culture, fluorescent microscopy, molecular biology), two multi-occupant/occupancy offices for researchers, one coffee room, one leisure room for students, and a refectory.

Key Learning Outcomes
1Thoruough understanding (and projection) of the structural and functional mechanisms at cellular level.
2Mastering the structure and function of the human body at anatomic, histologic and physiologic levels.
3Comprehensive knowledge of basic and clinical medicine sciences.
4In addition to proficiency in Turkish, advanced comprehension of written English is required in order to be able to keep up to date with scientific/medical developments and to contribute to scientific literature.
5Perfect understanding and description of the clinical features and pathogenesis of medical conditions/diseases.
6Solving issues of health and disease states in relation to all aspects of medicine.
7Ability to undertake essential medical intervention for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases.
8Ability to meet the requirements of preventive and forensic medicine.
9Provision of medical intervention and health care in medical emergencies.
10Acquisition and application of the essential communication, clinical and laboratory skills for anamnesis, clinical examination and intervention.
11Ability to evaluate medical/clinical conditions in relation to the clinical conditions and patients encountered previously, to diagnose and select and apply the appropriate treatment methods.
12Provision of opinion on the structuring and functioning of the national health service.
13Thoroughly aware of legal obligations/responsibilities and medical etchics.
14Knowledge and ability to gather and assess data in own field, and operate/conduct in accordance with QA principles.
15Meeting the requirements of primary health care, rehabilitation and prevention by efficient medical practice.
16Use of allocated limited health care resources in areas of responsibility for public benefit.
17Ability to identify community health issues and offer plans of action for investigation of their causes.
18Understanding the significance of interactions with communities and individuals and adopt empathic approaches.
Key Programme Learning Outcomes - NQF for HE in Turkey
TYYÇProgram Çıktıları
Course Structure Diagram with Credits
T : Theoretical P: Practice L : Laboratory
1. Semester
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of CourseTPLECTSMufredatID
ATA103Atatürk Principles and Revolution HistoryCompulsory2000535
ATA103Atatürk Principles and Revolution HistoryCompulsory2000618
TIP103Basic Medicine ICompulsory15040535
TIP103Basic Medicine ICompulsory15040618
YBD119Foreign LanguageCompulsory4000618
YBD119Foreign LanguageCompulsory4000535
TDL103Turkish LanguageCompulsory2000618
TDL103Turkish LanguageCompulsory2000535
2. Semester
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of CourseTPLECTSMufredatID
3. Semester
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of CourseTPLECTSMufredatID
TIP201Basic Medicine IICompulsory18090535
TIP201Basic Medicine IICompulsory18090618
TIP203Medical EnglishCompulsory2000535
TIP203Medical EnglishCompulsory2000618
4. Semester
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of CourseTPLECTSMufredatID
5. Semester
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of CourseTPLECTSMufredatID
TIP301Basic Medicine IIICompulsory21010618
TIP301Basic Medicine IIICompulsory21010535
6. Semester
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of CourseTPLECTSMufredatID
7. Semester
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of CourseTPLECTSMufredatID
TIP406Cardiovascular SurgeryCompulsory1200535
TIP403Chest DiseasesCompulsory2200535
TIP403Chest DiseasesCompulsory2200618
TIP402General SurgeryCompulsory2400618
TIP402General SurgeryCompulsory2400535
TIP400Internal MedicineCompulsory2600618
TIP400Internal MedicineCompulsory2600535
TIP408Pediadrics SurgeryCompulsory1200535
TIP408Pediadrics SurgeryCompulsory1200618
TIP405Thoracic SurgeryCompulsory1200535
8. Semester
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of CourseTPLECTSMufredatID
9. Semester
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of CourseTPLECTS
TIP500Anaesthesiology and ReanimationCompulsory1200
TIP500Anaesthesiology and ReanimationCompulsory1200
TIP502Dermatological and Venereal DiseasesCompulsory1200
TIP502Dermatological and Venereal DiseasesCompulsory1200
TIP503Infectious Diseases and Clinical MicrobiologyCompulsory2200
TIP503Infectious Diseases and Clinical MicrobiologyCompulsory2200
TIP509Orthopedics and TraumatologyCompulsory1200
TIP509Orthopedics and TraumatologyCompulsory1200
TIP504Physical Medicine and RehabilitationCompulsory1200
TIP504Physical Medicine and RehabilitationCompulsory1200
TIP507Plastic,Reconstructive and Esthetic SurgeryCompulsory1200
TIP507Plastic,Reconstructive and Esthetic SurgeryCompulsory1200
10. Semester
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of CourseTPLECTS
11. Semester
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of CourseTPLECTS
SECSTJ600Elective TrainingElective0300
SECSTJ600Elective TrainingElective0300
TIP600Emergency MedicineCompulsory0500
TIP600Emergency MedicineCompulsory0500
TIP606General SurgeryCompulsory0300
TIP606General SurgeryCompulsory0300
TIP602Internal MedicineCompulsory0600
TIP602Internal MedicineCompulsory0600
TIP604Obstetrics and GynaecologyCompulsory0600
TIP604Obstetrics and GynaecologyCompulsory0600
TIP605Public HealthCompulsory0600
TIP605Public HealthCompulsory0600
12. Semester
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of CourseTPLECTS
Elective Courses Group
Elective Training
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of CourseTPLECTSMufredatID
TIP608Dermatological and Venereal DiseasesCompulsory0300535
TIP609İnfectious DiseasesCompulsory0300535
TIP610Physical Medicine and RehabilitationCompulsory0300535
TIP612Chest DiseasesCompulsory0300535
TIP614Orthopedics and TraumatologyCompulsory0300535
TIP617Medical PathologyCompulsory0300535
TIP618Plastic,Reconstructive and Esthetic SurgeryCompulsory0300535
TIP619Thoracic SurgeryCompulsory0300535
TIP620Pediatric SurgeryCompulsory0300535
TIP623Cardiovascular SurgeryCompulsory0300535
TIP624Anaesthesiology and ReanimationCompulsory0300535
TIP625İç HastalıklarıCompulsory0300535
TIP626Tıbbi BiyokimyaCompulsory0300535
TIP627Halk SağlığıCompulsory0300535
TIP628Genel CerrahiCompulsory0300535
TIP629Kadın Hastalıkları ve DoğumCompulsory0300535
TIP630Ruh Sağlığı ve HastalıklarıCompulsory0300535
TIP632Çocuk Sağlığı ve HastalıklarıCompulsory0300535
TIP633Acil TıpCompulsory0300535
TIP634Radyasyon OnkolojisiCompulsory0300535
Elective Training
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of CourseTPLECTSMufredatID
TIP608Dermatological and Venereal DiseasesCompulsory0300618
TIP609İnfectious DiseasesCompulsory0300618
TIP610Physical Medicine and RehabilitationCompulsory0300618
TIP612Chest DiseasesCompulsory0300618
TIP614Orthopedics and TraumatologyCompulsory0300618
TIP617Medical PathologyCompulsory0300618
TIP618Plastic,Reconstructive and Esthetic SurgeryCompulsory0300618
TIP619Thoracic SurgeryCompulsory0300618
TIP620Pediatric SurgeryCompulsory0300618
TIP623Cardiovascular SurgeryCompulsory0300618
TIP624Anaesthesiology and ReanimationCompulsory0300618
TIP625İç HastalıklarıCompulsory0300618
TIP626Tıbbi BiyokimyaCompulsory0300618
TIP627Halk SağlığıCompulsory0300618
TIP628Genel CerrahiCompulsory0300618
TIP629Kadın Hastalıkları ve DoğumCompulsory0300618
TIP630Ruh Sağlığı ve HastalıklarıCompulsory0300618
TIP632Çocuk Sağlığı ve HastalıklarıCompulsory0300618
TIP633Acil TıpCompulsory0300618
TIP634Radyasyon OnkolojisiCompulsory0300618