Gondar University Medical School

Gondar University Medical School

Our Mission

Gondar University Medical School is committed in providing societal needs tailored education, problem-based research and relevant community services.

Our Vision

Our vision is to be the leading health institution in education, health service and research in East Africa by the year 2020.

Our Work

The College of Medicine and Health Sciences (CMHS) has a referral teaching hospital with 400 beds, and currently is constructing a G+5 maternal and child care hospital, best standard TB ward and laboratory, G+2 eye hospital and Fistula center, and a general hospital that can give all other health services. In addition to the hospital service, through TTP programs CMHS is providing outreach health services for about 50,000 households in five sites (Debark, Dabat, Koladeba, Addis Zemen and Woreta).

We also provide a range of community services through innovative health care services such as the continuous care for the chronic illness; the community based rehabilitation (CBR) service; and services geared towards the prevention of HIV/AIDS, TB infections and their related problems. Another main service is provided by Kalazar project which has its own clinic with 24 beds for new drug trial and patient’s treatment – currently serving 288 patients per annum in the University Hospital.

Alongside research activities being undertaken by our various Departments, CMHS also houses Dabat Research Center. The Center, which has been operating since 1995, is conducting a longitudinal demographic and health surveillance on 50,000 populations.

Currently the College offers about 11 undergraduate degree and 34 postgraduate programs.  A PhD program in Public Health has also been recently launched in collaboration with Addis Ababa Continental Institute of Public Health. Our College is made up of:

  • Institute of Public Health
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Pharmacy
  • School of Biomedical and Laboratory Sciences
  • Department of Nursing
  • Department of Midwifery
  • Department of Physiotherapy
  • Department of Optometry

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Awards and Recognition

CMHS obtained different awards for its long standing contribution in the field of health.

In 1998 the “Global Sasakawa Health Prize” was awarded to the College by the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva in recognition of its experience of training, producing competent health manpower, innovative health care delivery system and undertaking relevant researches.

We have also received a certificate of merit and cup for 50 years of outstanding service to public health in Ethiopia through human power development, research and innovative practice. Other awards include PARTEC world AIDS day award 2008 and the achievement of STAR-III level WHO Afro-Accreditation Standard for our laboratory.

The School of Medicine is the largest academic unit within the College of Medicine. We are currently made up of the following Departments and Units:

  • Department of Surgery
  • Department of Pediatrics and Child Health
  • Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics
  • Department of Ophthalmology
  • Department of Psychiatry
  • Department of Internal Medicine
  • Department of Anesthesia
  • Department of Dermatology
  • Department of Anatomy
  • Department of Radiology
  • Department of Pathology
  • Department of Physiology
  • Department of Biochemistry
  • Department of ENT
  • Department of Dentistry

Contact Us

If you would like to learn more about our work please contact:

Dr Sisay Yifru
Job Title
Dean, College of Medicine and Health Science
Tel (office):
+251 581110243