The Weill Bugando School of Medicine (WBSoM) was the first of several Schools and other Institutes that were envisaged by Tanzania Episcope Conference (TEC) under the BUCHS/WBUCHS/CUHAS project. The school launched the MD programme in 2003/2004 academic year under SAUT then CUHAS in November 2011. MD is the most pivotal program upon which hinges the Mission of the university in its quest to enable Tanzania to produce enough doctors and other health professionals to achieve a satisfactory level of “Health for All” in the foreseeable future. The program started with an intake of ten students. The intake has been gradually increasing as shown in the admission trend table below.
In the academic year 2010/11, the WBSoM introduced Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Sciences (BMLS) program. This program started with an intake of only 29 students. The course shares most of the resources with the MD program.
MISSION & VISION OF THE SCHOOL
- To provide skilled and competent human resources in the health sector that is vested with moral and ethical values
- Search, discover and communicate the truth to advance the frontiers of knowledge.
- Provide quality services to the community.
To become an outstanding Tanzanian Catholic School excelling in health care, training and research and responsive to societal needs.
Message from the Dean
The Weill Bugando School of Medicine was the first of several Schools and other Institutes that were envisaged by (TEC) under the BUCHS/WBUCHS/CUHAS project.
It is now one of the five Schools under the Catholic University of Health and Allied Sciences (CUHAS) which is situated about 2 kilometres uphill from Mwanza city centre.
Mwanza is one of the beautiful areas in Tanzania famous for its rocky and hills topography presumed to be Gold laden and fresh water Tilapia fish.
The City environment undoubtedly appeal to many outstanding students from Tanzania and abroad to start their march to study medicine and laboratory health sciences in a promising college such as the Weill Bugando School of Medicine at CUHAS University
The school launched the MD program in 2003/2004 and BMLS in 2010/2011 academic years under SAUT then CUHAS in Nov. 2011
Both the MD and BMLS programs are the most pivotal upon which hinges the Mission of the College in its quest to enable Tanzania to produce enough health professionals to achieve a satisfactory level of “Health for All” in the foreseeable future. The missions and the objectives of the two courses are well stated in each course curriculum
Weill Bugando School of Medicine has trained 699 and 271 competent, caring medical Doctors and Laboratory technologists respectively from 2003 to 2016 and we look forward to continuing this tradition of excellence for many years to come.
I wish to express our heart felt gratitude for a generous support the school drives from the University administration and the efforts of its entire staff in the strive to achieve excellence in line with the vision of the University.
I wish to conclude by thanking God, the University administration and all the school staff for the great honour of letting me to serve in this capacity since 2009.
On behalf all school staff members, I welcome all our stake holders to visit the Weill Bugando School of Medicine website and wish the school the best future