The Faculty of Medicine (FOM) is a newly added faculty of the University offering a degree programme of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS). The programme aims to provide students with an undergraduate degree in medicine that will produce broadly educated, knowledgeable and competent graduates capable of practicing medicine safely, professionally and effectively as doctors in the health context of Samoa and the Pacific.

The programme is 6 years in duration and comprises of learning in the medical sciences in year 1, learning based on body systems but with a strong clinical focus in year 2 and 3, clinically focused learning in year 4 and 5 and a final trainee year to facilitate practical consolidation of the previous years’ learning and advancement to medical practice.