|Established||August 1, 2009|
|Affiliations||University of Botswana|
The University of Botswana School of Medicine (UBSOM), also known as the University of Botswana Medical School, is the school of medicine of the University of Botswana, Botswana's oldest and largest public university. The medical school was established in 2009.The school provides medical education at undergraduate, and postgraduate levels.
The school is located on the main campus of the University of Botswana, in the central business district of Gaborone, the largest city and capital of Botswana.The coordinates of the campus of the University of Botswana Medical School are: 24°39'52.0"S, 25°55'49.0"E (Latitude:-24.664444; Longitude:25.930278). The current medical school campus was established in 2012.
The medical school maintains a teaching hospital, approximately 1.5 kilometres (1 mi), by road, north-east of the main campus. The 450-bed state-of-the-art hospital was established in 2014.
As of March 2018 [update] , UBMS maintained the following departments:
The following undergraduate courses were offered as of March 2018.
The University of Botswana has maintained a partnership with the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and the Botswana Ministry of Health & Wellness since 2001. The partnership is focused on research, clinical care, and training around HIV/AIDS. It employs 120 full-time staff.
A postgraduate degree of Master of Medicine (MMed) is awarded following three or more years of instruction and examination in any of the following specialties:
The pioneer class of undergraduates, numbering 36, were admitted in 2009 and graduated in 2014. As of May 2014, the school had a total population of 87 academics and 301 medical students, of whom 230 were undergraduates and 71 were postgraduates. At that time, the areas of postgraduate study included (a) Public Health (b) Internal Medicine (c) Family Medicine and (d) Pediatrics and Adolescent Health.
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