Former medical students at King Caesar University, formerly known as St Augustine University have started receiving certificates to practice as medical doctors in international medical organisations.
Abubakar Sadiq, a former student at KCU, year 2020 received a temporary practicing Doctor’s certificate from the Uganda Medical and Dental Practitioners Council for the Bachelor’s of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery attained from KCU in 2018.
He will be practicing with Kano State Health Service Management for one year. The certificate is signed by Katumba Sentongo, The Registrar of the Council and Ass Professor Okullo Joel, Chairperson of the Council.
Recently KCU received the East Africa Community (EAC) Medical Boards and Councils accreditation for its College of Health, Medical and Life Science.
KCU was recognised and accredited for Bachelors of Medicine, Bachelors of Surgery, Masters of Medicine. The recognition was received in June 2019 and is varied for 10 years and renewed upon proof of continued standards and requirements
In addition, Rubaga Hospital where most of the KCU medical students train from also received the recognition.
The 2 certificates which ChimpReports saw are signed by the heads of the five EAC countries medical associations.
The signatories to this very highly valued certificate include Daniel M Yumbya, Chief Executive officer Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board, Dr Katumba Sentongo, Registrar Uganda Medical and Dentals Practitioners Council, Thadee Vucuziga, Registrar Rwanda Medical and Dental Council, Prof. Gordien Ngendakuriyo Registrar Burundi medical Council and David Mnzava Registrar, medical Council of Tanganyika.
The KCU medical program is known nationally and internationally for producing best medical personals that meet the highest of standards.
According to the University officials, all medical students start practicals from the first year of initiation.
The University has outstanding memorandum of Understanding with several hospitals include Mulago national hospital, Kiruddu, Kawempe, st Francis Mutobele, Butabika, Rubaga hospital, Uganda Cancer institute and Uganda Heart Institute.