Meet the champions of East African Medical Quiz Competition.

Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Medicine participated in the East African medical quiz competition and games held in Kisumu City Kenya. This took place from 21/07/2022- 24/07/2022. The comptetion was hosted by the Medical Students Association of Kenya (MSAKE) under the theme: “MEDICAL EDUCATION AS A TRANSLATIONAL TOOL IN REDUCING THE BURDEN OF NON-COMMUNICABLE DISEASES”.

A total of 4 countries participated in the regional Quiz Competition that included Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, and South Sudan.

The different countries formed teams which competed against each other. Team Uganda comprised of: KIU, Kabale University, Makerere University, Busitema University, IUIU, ST Augustine University, Uganda Christian University and Mbarara University of Science and Technology.

With the support from the First Mile program under Global Health collaborative, MUST was ably sponsored full board for the competition

The Ugandan team emerged as the winners of this first ever competition in the region, with a difference of 20 points to Kenya which was in the second position.

The participating students from MUST include:  Kirya Tevin, Walter MBChB V, Jonathan Mulungi, MBChB V, Edgar Reagan Ssenyonga MBChB II, Sekitto Joseph MBChB IV and Tamale Elvis MBChB V.

The following stood out in team Uganda: Mr. Kirya Tevin, Walter MBChB V was team leader of team Uganda and was the best overall in the Clinical work category.

In the co-curricular activities, Mr. Sekitto Joseph MBChB IV was the best in Chess and Tamale Elvis MBChB V was the best team coordinator.

The University administration and management led by Dean, Faculty of Medicine Dr.  Joseph Ngonzi and his deputy Dr. Jonans Tusiimire officially welcomed the team. In attendance was Dr. Martha Kyoshaba Twinamasiko, Academic Registrar, Mr. Emmanuel Kyagaba the Dean of Students, Mr. Jastus Mugyenyi, Guild president and Ms. Annet Kembabazi who represented the Global Health Collaborative.

The participants of the East African Quiz competition were also awarded with Certificates, medals, and the handover of the East African Quiz Trophy.

In her remarks, the Academic Registrar thanked the team for marketing MUST across borders. She thanked the Faculty of Medicine for supporting the student activities even amidst the various challenges that public Universities face. Martha Pledged her support towards the visibility of the champions dedicated a page about them in the next graduation booklet. She further promised to present them to the university senate for more recognition.

Mr. Kyagaba Emamnuel, Dean of Students who represented the Vice Chancellor too praised MUST representatives and the great leadership that Elvis Tamale exhibited for leading the team that represented MUST and Uganda at large. He emphasized the value of commitment in achieving goals and promised to continue working hand in hand with the students’ body to raise the flag of MUST even higher.

According to Ms. Annet Kembabazi from Global Health Collaborative, supporting capacity building at MUST is very vital. She added that GHC was more than committed to support students’ activities that are industrious to their success in their career development. She congratulated the champions and wished them the best of luck in their career endeavors.

The Guild President, Hon. Jastus Mugyenyi thanked the participants for raising the MUST flag. He urged the University administration to have more recognition avenues so as to motivate other students, he pointed out sponsorship of champions and a bigger recognition event where other students can attend and admire the champions

The Dean Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Joseph Ngonzi re-echoed the congratulatory messages from the different speakers commended the team for raising the MUST flag and pledged to continuously support the student body in the faculty of Medicine within the confines of what is available.

We congratulate the team!