Thursday, 27 September 2018 11:27

UCUSoM launch booklet and pictorial

Uganda Christian University launched the UCU School of Medicine (UCUSoM) on Friday September 14th, 2018 at the Archbishop’s Gardens in Namirembe.

The launch followed the accreditation of her medical programs by the National Council for Higher Education early this year and the admission of her pioneer Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBchB) and Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) students last month.

The UCUSoM is run in conjunction with Mengo Hospital which doubles as the university teaching hospital.

The guest of honour during the launch was the Rt. Hon. Ruhakana Rugunda (Prime Minister of the Republic of Uganda) Also in attendance was the Archbishop of the Church of Uganda and Chancellor Uganda Christian University (UCU) The Most Rev. Stanley Ntagali, UCU Vice Chancellor Rev. Canon Dr. John Senyonyi among other dignitaries. The function started at 9:00 and ended at 1 pm.

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A souvenir booklet capturing information pertaining to UCUSoM was compiled and produced as part of the launch activities. This publication is a collection of all you need to know about the UCU School of Medicine and UCU as a whole. It documents experiences pertaining to the UCUSoM journey to date.

Our team from the Communications and Marketing department was also present during the launch and they captured all that transpired during the launch in pictures. We are pleased to share the UCUSoM launch booklet and a selection of pictures taken during the launch as follows.

A total of 62 students make up the pioneer Uganda Christian University School of Medicine (UCUSoM) classes. They are 35 female and 27 male students. They joined the university on August 20, 2018 and started classes a week later on August 28, 2018 following successful orientation sessions.

Most of the students – 53 – are doing Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) while nine students are doing Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS). Some 56 students are admitted on direct entry category while six had diplomas in Nursing or Allied Health professions at distinction levels.

They joined UCU, following the accreditation of UCU to teach MBChB and BDS in February 2018, bringing to an end UCU’s quest to start teaching medical programs.

The bulk of the students – 55 – are Ugandans. The rest of the students are from Eritrea (1), Tanzania (1), Kenya (1), South Sudan (2) and Nigeria (2), signifying the rich diversity and aspiration of UCU to be the ‘Centre of Excellence in the Heart of Africa’. The above 62 students beat off competition from over 700 applicants who aspired to be enrolled on the above programs.

Click here to see the pictorial

Click here to see UCUSoM before the launch

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