Mosul Medical College at the University of Mosul is proud to be the second oldest medical college in Iraq. It was established in July 1959 and enrolled some 30 medical students that September. During the academic year 1959–1960, the college was managed by the Ministry of Health. It was then incorporated into Baghdad University and remained so until April 1, 1967, when it was affiliated to and became one of the founding colleges of Mosul University. Since then the college has experienced an impressive growth in all areas of academic, community, and health services as well as international collaborations. The college is built over 12,500 square meters that are located in the northern part of Mosul City on the right bank of the Tigris River near the major teaching hospitals.
The academic year goes from September until the end of June followed by a two-month summer holiday. There is another 14-day holiday (spring vacation) after a mid-year examination in January. There is no tuition, as the college is funded by the central government and the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.