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Makerere University School of Medicine

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Type  Public
Campus  Urban
Total enrollment  1,031 (2010)
Founded  1924
Established  1924
Affiliations  Makerere University
Dean  Harriet Mayanja-Kizza
Headquarters  Kampala, Uganda
Makerere University School of Medicine
Location  Mulago Hill, Kampala, Uganda 00 20 17N, 32 34 38E
Notable alumni  Kizza Besigye, Gilbert Bukenya, Specioza Kazibwe, Crispus Kiyonga, Christine Ondoa
Similar  Makerere University, Mbarara University of Scienc, International Health Sciences, Kampala International University, St Lawrence 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. The school provides medical education at diploma, undergraduate, and postgraduate levels.

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Location

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. 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

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.

Departments

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

    The following undergraduate courses were offered as of 2014:

  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery - 5 years
  • Bachelor of Science in medical radiography - 4 years.
  • Bachelor of Science in speech and language therapy - 3 years.
  • Bachelor of Science in palliative care - 3 years.
  • Master of Medicine

    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

  • Distance Education Masters' Programme - 2 years
  • Doctor of Medicine

    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

    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

  • Charles Olweny - Oncologist, academic, and medical researcher. Former professor of medicine at Makerere University Medical School and director of the Uganda Cancer Institute, Mulago, Kampala. Vice chancellor of Uganda Martyrs University in Nkozi, Mpigi District.
  • Christine Ondoa - Pediatrician, administrator, and pastor. Former minister of health in Uganda (2011 - 2013). Chairperson of the Uganda AIDS Commission (since 2014).
  • Crispus Kiyonga - Physician and politician. Minister of defense in the cabinet of Uganda (since 2006).
  • David Serwadda - Professor of public health and dean of the Makerere University School of Public Health (since 2007).
  • Emmanuel Otala - Physician and politician. Former minister of state for labor in the cabinet of Uganda (2009 - 2011).
  • Fred Wabwire-Mangen - Physician, public health specialist, and medical researcher. Professor of epidemiology and head of the department of epidemiology and biostatistics at the Makerere University School of Public Health.
  • George Kirya - Academician, microbiologist, politician, and diplomat. Former vice chancellor, Makerere University. Former Ugandan high commissioner to the United Kingdom. Chairman, Uganda's Health Services Commission.
  • Gilbert Bukenya - Physician, professor of public health, politician, and farmer. Former vice president of Uganda (2003 - 2011).
  • Harriet Mayanja-Kizza - Professor of internal medicine, clinical immunologist, and academic administrator. Dean of the School of Medicine at the Makerere University College of Health Sciences.
  • Jeremiah Twa-Twa - Physician, politician, and former elected member of parliament for Iki-Iki County, Budaka District (2011 - 2016).
  • Kizza Besigye - Physician, politician, and leader of the Forum for Democratic Change political party in Uganda. Ugandan presidential candidate in 2001, 2006, and 2011.
  • Lulume Bayiga - Physician, politician, and member of parliament. Acting secretary general of the Democratic Party in Uganda.
  • Maggie Kigozi - Physician, businesswoman, sportswoman, and farmer. A management consultant at UNIDO. Former executive director of the Uganda Investment Authority.
  • Nelson Sewankambo - Physician, professor of medicine, and medical researcher. Principal, Makerere University College of Health Sciences (since 2007).
  • Paul D'Arbela - Physician, academic, and medical researcher. Professor of medicine and dean of postgraduate studies at the Uganda Martyrs University Postgraduate School of Medicine based at St. Francis Hospital Nsambya in Nsambya, Kampala.
  • Ruhakana Rugunda - Physician, politician, and diplomat. Minister of health in the Ugandan cabinet (since 2013).
  • Samson Kisekka - Physician, politician, and diplomat. Prime minister of Uganda (1986 - 1991) and vice president of Uganda (1991 - 1994).
  • Specioza Kazibwe - Surgeon, politician, and women's activist. Vice president of Uganda from 1994 until 2003.
  • Stephen Mallinga - Physician and politician. Former minister for disaster felief and refugees in the cabinet of Uganda (2011 - 2013).
  • References

    Makerere University School of Medicine Wikipedia


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