Duration of Study and Educational Paradigm 

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

The curriculum and training are developed to provide relevant and contextual learning for practice in Africa with the goal of nurturing specialists who will influence 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 formal teaching/learning sessions and 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.