Nature of Degree Program
The duration of the Degree programme is 5 years (10 semesters) with minimum of 14 subjects. The 14 subjects are: Anatomy, Biochemistry, Physiology, Microbiology, Parasitology, Pathology, Community Medicine, Pharmacology, Forensic Medicine, Medicine, Surgery, Paedeatrics, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Psychiatry
There are 4 main exams namely:
- Second MBBS – Anatomy, Biochemistry, Physiology
- Third MBBS Part I- Microbiology, Parasitology
- Third MBBS Part II – Pathology, Community Medicine, Pharmacology, Forensic Medicine
- The Final MBBS – Medicine, Surgery, Paedeatrics, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Psychiatry
The clinical training starts in the third year following the completion of the second MBBS and goes on until the end of the final year.
Intially the MMS have started their Clinical Training at following hospitals with the aid of Ministry of Health and KDU is inbetween the process of establishing a 1000 bedded Teaching Hospital at Werahera with all facilities required to train Medical Students by Sri Lanka Medical Council.
Selection Criteria of Officer Cadets for Medicine
The selection of Officer Cadets for the KDU is different from the other Universities in Sri Lanka. Endeaver is to enlist balanced students with required qualities demanded by the services. Selection of MMS was similar to the admission criteria laid down by the KDU for other degree courses and the Z score applicable to the other medical schools will be followed with additional criteria required by the three forces. The additional criteria include Physical characteristics.
KDU wishes to implement an equal gender ratio policy once the buildings are completed and logistics constraints are removed. As the first step FOM/KDU will enlist female cadets for the Intake 30.