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Who We are:
The School of Medicine is one of the four Schools that constitute Makerere University College of Health Sciences. The School started as Faculty of Medicine in 1924 and was transformed to the School of Medicine in 2009 with 13 academic departments. The teaching staff are both from Makerere University College of Health Sciences (MakCHS) and the Ministry of Health (MoH). The school's campus is located on Mulago Hill, Northeast of Kampala.  Mulago and Butabika National Referral hospitals are the major teaching hospitals. The School of Medicine has maintained a continued collaboration between Universities abroad and those in Uganda resulting into better research results and service.

Our Vision:
To be a centre for academic and health service excellence

Our Mission:
We are dedicated to improving the health of the people of Uganda and beyond promoting health equity by providing quality education, research and health services. We achieve this by enhancing capacity and participation of stakeholders; strengthening systems and partnerships; and harnessing the power of new sciences and technology so as to build and sustain excellence and relevance.

Our Goal:
To contribute to academic leadership and service excellence so as to improve the health of the people of Uganda and beyond

Our Core values:
Professionalism, equity, teamwork, staff development, commitment, quality, assurance and effective communication

Admission Criteria

Undergraduate: Essential subjects for BachelorÔÇÖs Degree are Chemistry and Biology.

Post Graduate: Relevant Under graduate course.

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Strategic Linkages and Collaborations
The school works in partnership with other institutions; government and non-government, to carry out its work. These are at national and international levels.

National Level
Ministry of Health (MoH), Hospice Uganda, Mildmay, TASO and Joint Clinical Research Center (JCRC), Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Gulu University


International Level

HIV Research

  • John Hopkins University, USA


TB Research

  • Case Western Reserve University, USA


HIV Vaccine Trials

  • National Institute for Health, USA
  • Walter Reed Institute of Research, USA
  • Henry M. Jackson Foundation, USA


Malaria Research

  • University of California at San Francisco, US
  • Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

Research and Publications
The School publishes the African Health Sciences, indexed on PubMed. The journal that has become a world journal is also available online at,