The establishment of the Faculty of Medicine at the Islamic University was in an answer toward to the urgent needs of the Palestinian society in Gaza and to the desire of many Palestinian students who used to travel to Arab and foreign countries to realize their dream of studying medicine.

The Faculty of Medicine opened up at the Islamic University in 2006 and was inaugurated after a period of more than ten years of preparation of the necessary infrastructure, especially in the field of teaching staff and scientific laboratories.

The Faculty seeks to reach international standard of performance, quality and learning outcomes, and to graduate doctors who are equipped with best scientific and clinical abilities.

The Faculty was headed by the founding Dean and former Minister of Health Dr. Mofeed Al-Mokhallalaty until 2012, followed by Dr. Omar Ferwana from 2012 to 2015, and headed by Dr. Fadel Naim from 2015 until present.

Until now, the Faculty has graduated eight batches of doctors (more than 300).

Since inspection, Faculty of Medicine at the Islamic University has demonstrated its excellence and distinguished academic performance for the students at all levels, including local and international examinations. This was clearly demonstrated by obtaining excellent results in the IFOM exam by the students of the Faculty and faculty academic staff who also demonstrated local and international excellence.

The study of medicine of the faculty is divided into two stages:

The first stage is the basic science stage, where students are taught basic medical science courses, which include anatomy, physiology, pathology, medicine and other basic courses of 3 years.

The second stage is the clinical training stage, where students are taught various clinical courses such as internal medicine, surgery, pediatrics, obstetrics & gynecology, and other subsystems.  Hospital training includes theoretical lectures and hands-on training of clinical skills and the art of communicating with patients.