SAITM - Faculty of Medicine
SAITM with its motto “Education with Character” endevours to create an ambience where students have the required support services to achieve it. In order to facilitate this, we have provided the state of the art facilities ranging from the basic facility of lecture rooms to the high-tech facility of the NEO LMS (Learning Management System).
SAITM was granted degree awarding stated for MBBS degree as published in gazette notifications No. 1721/19 dated August 30, 2011 and as amended by Government Gazette No. 1829/36 dated September 26, 2013 SAITM under Universities Act of 1978. The degree awarded by SAITM is legally in par with the MBBS degree awarded by all state universities in Sri Lanka
The academic program, infrastructure facilities and academic and non academic staff (human resources) of the medical faculty of SAITM is either in par or higher than state medical faculties in Sri Lanka. The hospital and the faculty are blessed with modern facilities and newer methods for medical education used in some of the developed countries.
Clinical training for the medical students is provided at the Dr. Neville Fernando Teaching Hospital (NFTH) which was established in 2013 with the assistance of some other leading private hospitals in Colombo. The Units in the hospital include Professorial and Non professorial units in Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Paediatrics, Psychiatry, and almost all Specialized units (Ophthalmology, Cardiology, Radiology, Sexually transmitted diseases, Orthopedics, Otolaryngology, Rheumatology, Neurology, Dermatology) that are necessary for clinical training.
The close individual supervision of students in their academic activities, availability of variety of extracurricular activities, opportunity to interact with students of three other faculties and the ‘green campus’ environment make the student at ease during studies while enjoying their undergraduate carrier.
Admission is done according to U.G.C. criteria in the Biology Stream. Qualifying subjects are Biology, Chemistry and Physics / Mathematics from Local G.C.E. Advanced Level or London Advanced Level / International Advanced Level. Minimum result requirement is 2 Credits and 1 Simple pass from the above mentioned qualifying subjects [2 C's & 1 S from Local G.C.E. Advanced Level / 2 C's & 1 D from London Advanced Level]. International applicants may apply with equivalent foreign qualifications. All student admissions will be subject to approval by the University Grants Commission and Higher Education Ministry of Sri Lanka.