Makerere University School of Medicine

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

The Makerere University School of Medicine (MUSM), also known as the Makerere University Medical School, is the school of medicine of Makerere University, Uganda's oldest and largest public university. The medical school has been part of Makerere University since 1924.[3] The school provides medical education at diploma, undergraduate, and postgraduate levels.

Location[edit]

The school's campus is located on Mulago Hill in north-east Kampala, Uganda's capital and largest city. The campus is approximately 5 kilometres (3.1 mi), north-east of the central business district.[4] The pre-clinical disciplines of the medical school are integrated with the Makerere University School of Biomedical Sciences. The clinical teaching disciplines are integrated with the Mulago Hospital Complex and the Makerere University School of Public Health, all of which are also located on Mulago Hill.

Overview[edit]

MUSM is one of the schools that comprise the 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.[5]

Departments[edit]

As of April 2014, MUSM's departments were:

  • 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
  • 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 were offered as of 2014: [6]

Graduate courses[edit]

Master of Medicine[edit]

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

Applied Clinical Research and Evidence Based Medicine[edit]

  • Distance Education Masters' Programme - 2 years

Doctor of Medicine[edit]

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

Doctor of Philosophy[edit]

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

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Senkaaba, Stephen (25 August 2009). "MUK Medical School Becomes A College". New Vision (Kampala). Retrieved 23 April 2014. 
  2. ^ AF. "Accordia's Academic Alliance: Harriet Mayanja-Kizza, MBChB, MMed, MS". Accordia Foundation (AF). Retrieved 26 December 2014. 
  3. ^ CUMC. "Makerere University Medical School Was Founded In 1924". Columbia University Medical College (CUMC). Retrieved 26 December 2014. 
  4. ^ "Map Showing Kampala Central Business District And Mulago With Distance Marker". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 24 April 2014. 
  5. ^ "MUCHS Leadership Structure". Makerere University College of Health Sciences. Retrieved 24 April 2014. 
  6. ^ "Courses Available At Makerere University School of Medicine". Makerere University College of Health Sciences. Retrieved 24 April 2014. 
  7. ^ Ssempogo, Herbert (12 July 2011). "Makerere Starts Masters for Neurosurgeons". New Vision. Retrieved 24 April 2014. 

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