Faculty of Medicine

Mbarara University of Science and Technology was founded in 1989 to respond to the increasing demand for health professionals in Uganda.

Undergraduate programs started in October 1989 with courses leading to the award of the degree of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery

A key aim of the Faculty is to provide better Community based Health care solutions, this is through the Community Based Medical Education (CBME) programme.

CBME aims at achieving a more effective implementation of primary health care; CBME produces professionals with appropriate skills and attitudes. Among others CBME aims at training professionals who:

   • Are able to work in the communities
   • Are acquainted with rural conditions
   • Can serve the health needs of the society in which they work

To ensure that our goals are achieved, the University offers  Undergraduate, Postgraduate programs  and Diploma based courses, in Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy and Laboratory Sciences.


Training includes basic science education, broad laboratory clinical abilities so that gradutes are adquately prepared to ably participate in community programs designed to promote health and develpment.


To train health professionals who are acquainted with different working conditions and well as training professionals who are capable of playing different roles in the community as health care professionals, educators and agents of socio-economic development.


To be  recognised as a centre of excellence in health sciences education, research and community service. We seek to become the most competitive medical training institution in the region, guided by responsible, transparent, accountable unshakably committed staff.