Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University Graduate School of Medical Sciences  was founded on March 3rd, 2011, after desicion made by University Senate and submitted to Higher Education Council with Law No 433/06. Finally, it was published in official gazette with No 2012/3243, which sets forth the particular standing of the Graduate School as a juridical entity.

Prof. Dr. Nilgün TURHAN, Head of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, who has been working in our university in the Faculty of Medicine, was charged with the foundation of the Graduate School in accordance with the Law No 2547 Article 19/b dated on August 8th, 2012 and with the Article 11/b of Academic Organization Regulations, she has been assigned as the Director of the Graduate School.

Also, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Metin PIÇAKÇIEFE, Head of the Department of Public Health, who serves on the staff of Faculty of Medicine, was appointed as a Vice Director of the Graduate School on August 22nd, 2012.

Additionally, in August-September, administrative staff appointments were carried out in accordance with the Law no 2547 Article 13/b-4 and Ahmet Fatih Ceylan was appointed as Secretary of the Graduate School on December 25th, 2012.

Our Graduate School started the foundation and settlement activities in the administrative building of Faculty of Medicine with four rooms reserved for our organization and now it is being carrying on the activities on the 2nd floor of the Faculty of Fisheries.

Upon the proposal of our university, the transfer of  Physical Education and Sports Department which has been within the body of the Graduate School of Social Sciences was reviewed in Higher Education General Assembly dated 15/11/2012 and it was approved in accordance with the “ Graduate School Organization and Functioning Regulation Article no 5/e”. 54 graduate students of this department have started their education as of March 2013 within our Graduate School.

2 students in Graduate Programme of Department of Hospital and Medical Institutions Management, 6 students in Graduate Programme of Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation and 3 students in Graduate Programme of Department of Nursing have started their education in Fall semester in the academic year 2013-2014 in Graduate School with the decision negotiated in Higher Education General Assembly dated 27/06/2013.

            The proposal of opening the graduate program of Department of Histology and Embryology within our Institute was adopted by negotiating in Higher Education General Assembly dated 15/08/2013.


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