The Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), leading to the MBBS degree of this University is a ten-semester (5 years) program, followed by a one year-internship at a hospital approved by the Medical Council of Tanganyika where the internship will be done. The first four semesters are fully devoted to the basic and biomedical sciences; the next two semesters are introduction to clinical subjects, and community field training. The last four semesters are largely practical and consist of intensive clinical apprenticeship and community health training. Students do rotations in Community Medicine, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Paediatrics & Child Health, Surgery and Surgical Sub-specialties.
The overall objective of the Medical Program is to train a general duty medical practitioner, who is clinically and scientifically competent and well-motivated to plan, implement, promote and evaluate primary health and secondary health care. At the end of the 5 year course the medical graduate will be able to: