College of Medicine and Health Sciences

The College of Medicine and Health Sciences of the university was established in 1999 E.C by launching two departments namely Nursing and Environmental Health. The college is expanding from time to time. It commenced public health office professionals in 2001 E.C. in order to train professionals who meet the need of the country and avert the problems faced due to shortage of mid-level health professionals. Particularly so as to fill the gap observed in shortage of medical doctors, the college has started training medical doctors admitting 68 students using the opportunity that the university was given nationally as one of the ten universities to train medical doctors by the New Innovative Medical Education Initiative program in 2004 E.C. The college currently has four departments namely Medicine, Nursing, Public Health/Health Officer, and Midwifery. The college is using different approaches to teaching including classroom teaching, demonstrations/ skill laboratory, clinical practice and community based learning. The college uses health facilities found in Bale Zone including hospitals and health centers and hospitals in western and eastern Arsi Zone (Shashemene and Assela Referral Hospitals). The college is implementing community-based teaching approaches using Community Based Training Program (CBTP) and Team Training Program (TTP) where the students will learn by working in-group from different disciplines and working in the actual community setting. Future direction of the college is: • Lunching new programs in masters level in public health. • strengthening the link between the college and other supporting organizations and institutions • strengthening the capacity of the college and providing quality education Ato Abulie Takele (RN, BSc, MPH-RH) Director, 

College of Medicine and Health Sciences Departments

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  • Bale Robe 
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