ACADEMICS

1. Is UGHE an accredited institution?

  • UGHE is a fully accredited Global University in Rwanda. Graduates from the MGHD   program are competitive candidates for future employers and educational opportunities. 
  • Campus Location – All students will live on UGHE’s beautiful residential campus in Butaro. The campus is located approximately 2.5 hours from Kigali, Rwanda’s capital city, and 1.5 hours from Musanze, in the Northern Province. 
  • Facilities include: administrative complex, science lab, simulation center, library, fully-equipped classrooms, recreation facilities, dining hall, housing units.

2. What is the MBBS/MGHD Program?

  • 6.5 year dual/integrated medical degree program,
  • Integrates medical humanities and social sciences, biomedical sciences, clinical education and care, mentored internship, innovations such as simulation and laboratory based teaching, early exposure to research, community based education, social medicine, leadership, and management. Our teaching methods include Flipped classroom, Team based learning, case based collaborative learning, interactive lectures and clinical setting teaching.
  • Focus on innovative global health solutions, social medicine, community based education, health systems, and improvements in the delivery of care,
  • Graduates will not just treat individual patients, but strive to lead and improve health systems.
  • If students meet all of the requirements for the complete integrated degree programme, they shall first be awarded a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery with Honours (MBBS), followed by a Master of Science in Global Health Delivery (MGHD).

3. Summary of the MBBS/MGHD Integrated Program

  • The MBBS/MGHD is being offered as an integrated degree programme, in compliance with the Rwandan National Qualifications Framework guidelines on integrated degrees. Students will be granted the bachelor’s-level MBBS degree first, but there are 40 credits of content that count towards the MGHD as students work through the MBBS and a mentored internship. As a result, students complete the remaining credits of Level 6 MGHD modules to earn that degree after they become eligible for master’s-level course work. Hence, at the completion of the MBBS/MGHD program, each trainee will complete 811 credits of course work; exactly 180 credits of this count towards the MGHD. Students will not be allowed to take the MGHD program without successfully completing the MBBS degree. 

4. The UMUSANZU program

  • UGHE believes that a student’s financial capacity should not determine her or his ability to become a global health leader, and the University was founded on the principle that its graduates should use their knowledge to positively impact the development of Rwanda and beyond.
  • In lieu of payment of tuition and boarding fees by UGHE, students are required to commit to a specified number of years of professional service to vulnerable populations under the employment of the Ministry of Health and respective Ministries of Health in their countries.

5. Who are the MBBS/MGHD faculty members?

MBBS/MGHD faculty members come from diverse Local, Regional and International academic and professional backgrounds and share a passion for and expertise in medicine and surgery.

6. Can I opt-out of the MGHD program and only earn the MBBS degree?

  • NO. Students will receive the MBBS degree before they enter their mandatory one-year internships supervised by the Rwanda Medical and Dental Council. After they complete their internships and are licensed as general practitioners, they will return to UGHE to complete the remaining MGHD modules and receive the MGHD degree. Students will not be permitted to receive only the MGHD degree through the MBBS/MGHD integrated programme, because some MGHD content is integrated throughout the entire program.

7.  Are students required to attend all classes?

  • Students must be available for all class commitments per the schedule. MBBS/MGHD administrators understand that unavoidable schedule conflicts occasionally arise, affecting one’s ability to attend all scheduled activities; however, students will face academic consequences for missing class.