Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST) has solidified its position as the top choice for medical sciences in Uganda after its recent affiliation with the Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital.
The move marks a significant milestone in the institution’s efforts to improve healthcare in the region.
The affiliation will allow the university to enhance its medical training programs and research capabilities by providing students with access to state-of-the-art facilities and cutting-edge medical technologies.
“The affiliation with the Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital is a crucial step in our mission to become a world-class institution for medical education and research,” he said. “With this partnership, we will be able to provide our students with the best possible training and research opportunities, which will ultimately translate into better healthcare outcomes for our communities.”
The Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital, which serves as the primary healthcare provider for the region, boasts a team of highly skilled medical professionals and a wide range of specialized medical services, including surgery, cardiology, neurology, and oncology.
By working closely with the hospital, MUST will be able to tap into this wealth of expertise and resources, providing students with hands-on training opportunities and the chance to participate in cutting-edge research projects.
The move has been welcomed by both students and faculty members, who see it as a major step forward for the university.
“It’s an incredible opportunity for us to learn from some of the best medical professionals in the region,” said Jane Mbabazi, a third-year medical student at MUST. “I’m excited about the possibilities this affiliation will bring, and I know it will help us become better doctors and researchers.”
The affiliation also comes at a crucial time for Uganda’s healthcare system, which has been grappling with a range of challenges, including a shortage of medical personnel and inadequate healthcare infrastructure.
By partnering with the Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital, MUST is taking an important step towards addressing these challenges and improving healthcare outcomes for the region.
As Prof. Obua put it, “This affiliation is not just about creating opportunities for our students. It’s about making a real difference in the lives of the people we serve. And we’re excited to see what we can achieve together.”