Copperbelt University School of Medicine (CUSOM), also known as Copperbelt University Medical School is the school of medicine of Copperbelt University in Zambia. The medical school is the country’s second public medical school, the other being theUniversity of Zambia School of Medicine. The school provides medical education at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
The school’s campus is located in the city of Ndola, in proximity to Ndola Central Hospital and the Tropical Diseases Research Centre. This is about 2.5 kilometres (2 mi), north-west of the city centre.
This public medical school is the first in Zambia to be located outside of Lusaka, the capital city of the county. It is also the first medical school in the country to offer courses in dentistry.
The MCS SoM has three departments, namely: Clinical sciences, Basic sciences and dental sciences; offering four undergraduate programs: Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB), Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS), Bachelor of Science in Clinical Medicine (BSc CM) and postgraduate programs: Master of Science, Master of Medicine and Doctor of Science.
In 2014, ground was broken at a 52 hectares (130 acres) site off the Ndola-Kitwe dual carriageway in Ndola, for a medical campus that includes a 500-bed teaching hospital and hostels with a capacity of 1,000 medical students.