Bezmialem Vakıf University is Turkey's first thematic university established in the health field.  It differs from other foundation universities in the aspect that it is a foundation university established under the responsibility of the Vakıflar (Foundation) General Management. Our 2 century old hospital which is recognized under the "Bezmialem Valide Sultan Vakıf Gureba Hospital" name has provided education in specialty in medicine, research and health services for the last 50 years. Our university, with the accumulation of historical information, experience and being founded in a historical region, is comprised of 4 faculties of medicine, dentistry, pharmaceuticals and health sciences and 3 institutes of health occupation high schools, health sciences and forensic medicine and biotechnology.

Our university’s basic fields are education and training, scientific research, science and technology production, health services, briefing the public, life long contributions to life by social and cultural services.

Educative, education materials and educational substructure and student levels are determining factors of the quality of our education.
The faculty members who work at our university are experienced in their fields, have established themselves in the field of science and have taken up education, research and service. All of our lecturers and faculty members have educational training.

Our faculty, which has been providing education services since 2010, is preferred among the other foundation universities Faculty of Medicine. Our preferability continues to increase every year. Our distinguished students, who come to study medicine with their conscious choices, are one of the motivational resources of all our administrative and educational staff.

Composing the education curriculum and applying it is important for quality education. The curriculum, which is referred to as the core education curriculum, is determined by the higher education institute and is applied at all of our medical faculties. Broadened core medical education has been formed and is applied at our faculty.

The medical education at our faculty is followed by the curriculum automation program. All lesson contents, training goals, qualifications, education targets and education outputs are determined and opened for students access.  Education contents, lesson presentations and a question bank has been built in a manner so that the students and instructors can easily access them.

Competence is the name given to the total information, skill, attitude and behaviour required for performing a job or a procedure. Many competencies such as the foundations of health science education , the  mechanisms of diseases, the treatment, prevention, public health are gained in medical education.   The competencies of the doctors, who are service providers of health, on the diagnosis and treatment of diseases is not enough for being good physicians. In order to carry out the art of being a physician , competencies such as management, team membership, health conservation, communication, possession of value and resonsibility, being a learner and teacher, medical law and health philosophy is required. All of these competencies are given to the students in both committee education programs and elective courses.

Our faculty acts out with the mission of scientificness, producing science, raising scientists. The research activities of our instructors are always encouraged. Researching the number and quality of scientific researches has become one of our strategic targets. Curricular partnership has been carried out with Johns Hopkins University which is one of the worlds most reputable medical education institutes.  The teaching  board named "Scholarly Concentration" is being practiced at our university jointly with Johns Hopkins University.  Student and lecturer exchanges are carried out with the regarding university. Our internationalism mission is carried out with the collaboration with the Johns Hopkins University and other international universities. Also, according to the support directives of our scientific research projects, the projects where the students are based in a team are prioritized and the amount of support is increased. Our students gaining competence in scientific ideas, scientific research rules, writing scientific projects, becoming a team member in scientific researches, scientific article literacy and in many other areas.

Our hospital is established on a large area of ​​55 thousand square meters in the center of Istanbul and has more than 500 patient beds and 120 intensive care beds. 5000 polyclinic services are provided daily. Our hospital, which is also used for the education of our students, has the opportunity to witness almost all kinds of cases and gain experience. In our faculty, which began education with 48 students in the 2011-2012 academic year, a total of 734 students are currently receiving education.