Makerere University School of Medicine

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Makerere University School of Medicine
Established 1924[1]
Type Public
Dean Prof. Harriet Mayanja–Kizza[2]
Location Mulago Hill, Kampala, Uganda
00 20 17N, 32 34 38E
Campus Urban
Affiliations Makerere University

Makerere University School of Medicine (MUSM), also known as Makerere University Medical School is the school of medicine of Makerere University, Uganda's oldest and largest public university. The medical school is the oldest medical school in Eastern Africa, having been part of the Makerere University, since 1924. The school provides medical education at diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Location[edit]

The school's campus is located on Mulago Hill, in northeast Kampala, Uganda's capital and largest city, approximately 5 kilometres (3.1 mi), northeast of the central business district.[3] The pre-clinical disciplines of the medical school are integrated with the Makerere University School of Biomedical Sciences, while the clinical teaching disciplines are integrated with the Mulago Hospital Complex and with the Makerere University School of Public Health, all of which are also located on Mulago Hill. The coordinates of the school are: 00° 20' 17"N, 32° 34' 38"E (Latitude:0.3381, Longitude:32.5772).

Overview[edit]

Makerere University School of Medicine is one of the schools that constitute Makerere University College of Health Sciences, a constituent semi-autonomous college of Makerere University. The college is headed by a Principal and a Deputy Principal, while each school is headed by a Dean.[4] The schools of the college include:

Departments[edit]

As of April 2014, the school departments are:

  • Department of Anesthesia
  • Department of Family Medicine
  • Department of Internal Medicine
  • Department of Medical Illustration
  • Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Department of Ophthalmology
  • Department of Orthopedics
  • Department of Otolaryngology (ENT)
  • Department of Pediatrics and Child Health
  • Department of Psychiatry
  • Department of Radiology and Radiotherapy
  • Department of Surgery
  • Clinical Epidemiology Unit
  • Infectious Disease Institute
  • Medical Research Center
  • Reproductive Health Unit

Undergraduate courses[edit]

The following undergraduate courses are offered: [5]

Graduate courses[edit]

Master of Medicine (MMed)

A clinical degree awarded following three or more years of instruction and examination in any of the following specialties:


MSc Applied Clinical Research and Evidence Based Medicine (MSc.ACREM)
  • Distance Education Masters’ Programme - 2 years
Doctor of Medicine (M.D.)

A qualification awarded after a period of instruction, research and examination (typically three to five years}, in clinical disciplines. A recognized masters degree is required prior to admission into the MD program.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

A qualification awarded after a period of instruction, research and examination (typically three to five years), in clinical disciplines. A recognized masters degree is required prior to admission into the PhD program.

Notable alumni[edit]

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Coordinates: 00°20′17″N 32°34′38″E / 0.33806°N 32.57722°E / 0.33806; 32.57722