Cukurova University Faculty of Medicine / Department of Family Medicine

Cukurova University Faculty of Medicine is located in Adana at the south of Turkey.  Cukurova University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine established on November 1993. Our department have an outpatient clinic in city center of Adana, one outpatient clinic in Medicosocial Center of our University and another one in the University Hospital. All of them have well communication by public transport. The clinics open at 8 am and close at 5 pm in weekdays.


Our department has an active role in pre-graduate education for medical students and post-graduate education for the residents. We have an 3 years residency programme. The first 18 months of the programme, the residence have rotations in different departments according to curriculum, and the last 18 months the residence complete their education in our family medicine outpatient clinics and elective rotations (eg. dermatologhy, otolaryngologhy, emergency department etc) . The Family Medicine Residency Programs are organized every Tuesday and Thursday afternoons between September to June with the participation of all residents and academic staff.


Our department has 3 professors, 2 associate professors, 34 family medicine residents, 1 nurse, 2 secretaries and 3 other stuff. Numbers of the residents are increasing every year.



Esra Saatçı, MD, Prof.                                                                                                   

Academic members;                

Nafiz Bozdemir, MD, Prof.

Ersin Akpınar, MD, Prof.

Sevgi Özcan, MD, Assoc. Prof.

Hatice Kurdak, MD, Assoc. Prof.


About Adana

Adana is situated on the Seyhan River in Cukurova Plain which is in the South of Taurus Mountains. Adana, which has approximately 160 km shore of Mediterranean Sea, is on the crossroads of important transportation that link Europe to Asia. It is 5th biggest city in Turkey. The weather is typical Mediterranean climate, the average temperature is 19 degrees.Adana offers a variety of attractions for the visitors.


We promise that if you attend as an observer, you will experience an academical and cultural experience that you will never forget for the rest of your life. We will help you to find accommodation for the cheapest way to stay in our beautiful city of Adana.


Come and join our big family!


Prof. Dr. Ersin AKPINAR

Cukurova University Faculty of Medicine

Department of Family Medicine



Dr.HalilVolkan TEKAYAK

Cukurova University Faculty of Medicine 

Department of Family Medicine 

VdGM South Regional Exchange Coordinator for Turkey




Open for applications: 
Friday, 1 January, 2016 to Sunday, 30 April, 2017
Street address: 
Cukurova University Medical School, Family Medicine Department, 01260 , Sarıçam- Adana- TURKEY
Cukurova University Medical School
01260 , Sarıçam