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Dokuz Eylul University Faculty of Medicine / Department of Family Medicine

Dokuz Eylul University Faculty of Medicine / Department of Family Medicine


  Dokuz Eylul University Faculty of Medicine is located in Izmir at the west of Turkey. Dokuz Eylul University is one of the big universities in Izmir.

  Department of Family Medicine is established in 2000 in Dokuz Eylul University Faculty of Medicine. It is located at the campus of health sciences. Two professors, three associated professors and one lecturer work at the department. The specialization programme commenced with the first resident who started to work in the department in 2003. There are at the moment 52 family medicine residents and the number is increasing every year. 

  Problem-based learning is the main part of the curriculum and the Department plays an active role in pre-graduate education. All the staff of the Department is working in Clinical Skills Program, which needs a multidisciplinary approach, and also working intensively as tutors in cases of problem-based learning. Post-graduate education activities are the family medicine specialization programme and the education programme for the general practitioners. Besides pre and postgraduate education, the same staff also conducts the studies in the field of primary care.


The head of our department is

Dilek Güldal, MD, Prof.


The other members are;

Vildan Mevsim, MD, Prof.,

Nilgün Özçakar, MD, Asst. Prof.,

Tolga Günvar, MD, Asst. Prof.,

Mehtap Kartal, MD, Asst. Prof.,

Ediz Yıldırım, MD.


Family Medicine Specialization Programme in Dokuz Eylul University Family Medicine Department


  The residency programme lasts 3 years; at the first 18 months residents have rotations at other departments due to curriculum, at the other half of education they work at our own department. Each training program equips the graduates with the necessary skills for providing patient-care in the principles of evidence-based medicine.

  The conferences are organized every Thursday and "Article time" is organized every Tuesday about different, interesting, educating topics.

  It is organized that "National Research Days" every November at where the department host participants around the country.

  All residents have to take part in at least three different researches during their specialization programme.

  When  you choose our department, you can take part in one of our researches or start a new one. You will observe not only family medicine department but also different departments and home care unit of our hospital.

  We love humans and we love taking care of people. We are proud of being family medicine doctors. Come to our department and be a part of our family!


About Izmir


  Izmir is known as the pearl of Aegean region. It is Turkey's third largest city and second most important port. Also, it is an important tourism centre in this region.There are lots of wonderful places to visit and if you want to have fun, Izmir is the best province for you.

  The weather is a typcal mediterranean climate.The summers are hot and the winters are warm. The average temperature is 18 degrees. In winters the weather is sometimes rainy and very cold, but in general it has a nice climate.In summers the weather is always sunny, but some summer nights are a little bit cold. 



Asst. Prof. Tolga Günvar

Dokuz Eylul University, Faculty of Medicine

Department of Family Medicine




Open for applications: 
Tuesday, 27 January, 2015 to Friday, 27 January, 2017
Street address: 
Dokuz Eylül Üniversitesi Sağlık Yerleşkesi / İnciraltı 35340-İZMİR
Dokuz Eylül Üniversitesi Sağlık Yerleşkesi / İnciraltı 35340-İZMİR
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