Master of Medicine

​Master of Medicine ​

​Programme Description

PGME programmes consist of four years of training and examinations, leading to a Master of Medicine (MMed) degree. They attract candidates from across East Africa who are admitted on merit.  

The curriculum and training is developed to provide relevant and contextual learning for practice in Africa with the goal of nurturing specialists who will impact the development of health systems in their respective countries.

Each programme has a clear statement of its overall goals and objectives as well as relevant clinical rotations that form the core experience of the learning process, which is largely self-directed. Clinical experience is monitored and guided by expert supervisors/preceptors. Approximately 25 per cent of the resident's time is mandated to structured educational courses.

Evaluation of Resident's Performance

Evaluation of performance is based on assessment of expected competencies. Workplace-based assessment that involves a process of constructive positive interaction between the learner and a member of faculty is used to give feedback that builds medical expertise, effective communication, team work and professionalism. Leadership skills, health advocacy and scholarly activity are equally recognised. 

Written, oral and practical/skills examinations are administered as part of the continuous in-training as well as final assessments.​

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