FQMS is a British based charity, founded in 1997, to advance medical education in Palestine.
Our focus is on Palestinian medical education and postgraduate training. Palestinian medical graduates are very knowledgeable and are a valuable resource. We want to extend the range of medicine that is taught, so Palestinians don’t have to travel for treatment. Our aim is to create leaders and educators, to drive a high quality self-sufficient healthcare system.
When FQMS was formed there was only one medical school at Al-Quds University, Jerusalem. Undergraduates came from all over the West Bank and Gaza to study. In the beginning, some students studied in Gaza, Al-Azhar University, and in Nablus, An-Najah University, for the first two years. These schools eventually separated and are independent medical schools now. The Islamic University of Gaza formed a school of medicine a few years later.
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FQMS has worked with the medical schools to increase the quality and range of training available, initially through supporting PhD students and now sponsoring postgraduate sub-specialism training in areas that are lacking.
We work with trusted and experienced local and international charities to achieve our aims.
The accounts are prepared by the treasurer, audited and then presented to members at the Annual General Meeting.