The University of Basrah-College of Medicine is working to prepare graduates for distinct medical practice with an emphasis on medical problems in Iraq and specially in Basrah, connecting medical practice to community needs. It is also intending to achievedistinction in medical education programs for both under- and postgraduates, and in continuous medical education in order to train doctors, medical teachers and researchers. It also lays the foundation for a scientific environment which cares for recent knowledge in health sciences, that will essentially lead to high gain in education, health care and medical research. The college also seeks to stimulate long-term self–education and to lay the basis for humanitarian and ethical values that are relevant to the work in the field of health sciences. Recruitment and development of high quality teaching staff is sought to achieve best standards in the field of teaching and research.