Kilimanjaro Christian Medical College
PO Box 2240, Moshi, Tanzania,East Africa.
+255 27 2754377-2753616
+255 27 2751351
AMO-GENERAL AT KCMC
- AMO school at KCMC started in 1976.
- Assistant Medical Officer is a 24 months
full time in-service course.
- It enrolls candidates who have qualified
as clinical officers and who have worked in the field for at least 3
- The selection of the students is done
by the Ministry of Health, Training Department. Candidates are selected
from allover the country including Zanzibar. They all must sit and pass
entrance examinations set by the Ministry of Health.
- The training here at KCMC has made
the school very popular outside the country. We enroll foreign students
from different countries i.e. Zambia, Malawi, Uganda, Lesotho, Cameroon,
Burundi, Zaire etc.
- The AMO course combines both theoretical
and clinical. The students rotate in the clinical departments of Medicine,
Paediatrics, Surgery, Obs/Gyn and also in the sub-specialty departments
of Anaesthesia, ENT, Ophthalmology,Dentistry,Dermatology,Pathology/Forensic
medicine, Radiology and Psychiatry.
- Students do get bedside teaching, tutorials
and general lectures.
- In their second year of training the
students undergo 3 months intensive community medicine which include
theory and fieldwork. During this period they visit health centers,
dispensaries and villages. At the end of community block they submit
field projects results and thereafter sit for community medicine examination.
They also sit for exams at the end of each rotation then at the end
of the course they sit for the final qualifying examinations.
Fees paid by government sponsored candidates
is Tsh.800,000/= per 2 years, self-sponsored private candidates is Tsh.1,600,000/=
per 2 years and foreign students is USD7790 per 2 years.
After successfully qualified as Assistant
Medical Officer the students are awarded Advanced Diploma in Clinical
Advanced Diploma in Clinical Medicine is equivalent to first degree in
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