University of Zambia School of Medicine, Zambia

The School of Medicine was established in 1965, with its first intake in 1966.It obtained its establishment as an independent School of the University Zambia in 1970. The first output of graduates with full medical qualification was in 1973.Since then, the School has presented over 1 200 medical doctors 1 the award of its joint degrees of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor  Surgery. In 1981 it commenced postgraduate programmes leading to hig degrees in a number of Clinical areas. The Master of Medicine programme is now offered in Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Paediatrics : Child Health, Medicine and Orthopaedic Surgery. A Master of Public Health programme has been offered since the 1994/95 academic year.The School is also responsible for the higher level training and education of nurses and offers a four-year programme leading to the award of Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing.

The University of Zambia School of Medicine is Zambia’s first Medical School. It is situated¬† at the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) and The Ridgeway Campus on Nationalist Road within the greater City of Lusaka.

Its scope of academic instructional delivery has increased over the years to include not only the MB ChB Program, but also Pharmacy, Nursing Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, Physiotherapy, Environmental Health and Public Health.

The School of Medicine was established as an independent School of the University of Zambia in 1970. Pre-clinical teaching in Bachelor of science (Human Biology) and Clinical teaching in Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, however, had started earlier in 1968. The first output of graduates with full medical qualifications was in 1973. Since then, the School has presented over 1200 medical doctors for the award of its joint degrees of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery.

The School of Medicine is located at the Ridgeway Campus. The University Teaching Hospital (UTH), a speciality hospital, with a capacity of 1 800 beds is located about half a kilometre away from the Ridgeway Campus.Medical students are accommodated at the Ridgeway Campus and pre-clinical teaching takes place at the same place.

The School of Medicine has different departments devoted to a particular academic discipline.

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