Top 7 Best Medical Schools in Cameroon [2023-2024]PHCS
Over the past decades, there has been an increase in several medical schools in Cameroon.
The increase in the number of medical schools in Cameroon has resulted in a high number of medical practitioners in the country.
As of now, the country boasts more than 3000+ medical doctors with over 600+ pharmacists.
The medical profession is one of the major employment sectors that helps reduce the level of employment among the youths in Cameroon, as they can pick a career after graduation in both public and private sectors.
Gone are the days where Cameroon was an underrated country in the health industry, as these days, as these days most Universities in Cameroon have proven to have one of the best medical schools in the CEMAC zone.
This blog article will give you insights into the list of the best medical schools in Cameroon.
Top 7 Best Medical Schools in Cameroon
#1. Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Buea (FHS Buea)
This is one of the best medical schools in Cameroon. In 2012 the Faculty of Health Sciences graduated its first batch consisting of 53 doctors.
Classified as one of the top faculty in the University, the faculty of Health Sciences boast of 4 major departments. This includes the Department of Biomedical Sciences, Department of Nursing, Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences, and Department of Public Health and Hygiene.
The Faculty of Health Sciences also boasts of the following doctorate programs:
- Ph.D. in Pharmacology
- Ph.D. in Chemical Pathology
- Ph.D. in Medical Microbiology and Parasitology
#2. Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University of Yaoundé (FMBS)
The Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences is one of the oldest medical schools in Cameroon. Created in 1993, as a result of the reform of universities.
The medical school has an estimated more than 170 full-time tutors with over 100 part-time academic staff and a dozen of foreign visiting lecturers.
The medical school offers a variety of different programs such as pharmaceutical sciences, oral health medicines, biomedical and medico-sanitary studies, and specialist options.
#3. Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Bamenda (FHS Bamenda)
Faculty of Health Sciences Bamenda is one of the best medical schools in Cameroon.
The faculty boast of the following departments:
- Department of Midwifery
- Department of Nursing
- Department of Medical Laboratory Science
#4. Faculty of Medicine and Pharmaceutical Sciences of the University of Douala
The Faculty of Medicine and Pharmaceutical Sciences of the University of Douala is one of the major medical schools in Cameroon. Created in 2006, the medical school graduated its first batch of over 100 students in 2013.
#5. Faculté des sciences de la santé, Université des Montagnes, Bangangté
This is one of the private medical schools in Cameroon. The medical school focuses on the training of personnel in human medicine, pharmacy, dental surgery, and medico-sanitary sciences.
This is one of the rare medical schools in Cameroon that has a teaching hospital. This teaching hospital can provide training for over 60 pharmacy students, 80 medical students, and 50 dental students.
The Faculté des sciences de la santé, Université des Montagnes, Bangangté offer the following programs to applicants:
- Dental Surgery
- Health Sciences
- Human Medicine
- Medical Biology
- Medical Imaging
- Reproductive health
#6. The School of Health And Medical Sciences (SHMS), Catholic University Of Cameroon.
Located in the North West Region, of Cameroon, The Catholic University of Cameroon (CATUC) Kumbo is one of the private medical schools in Cameroon.
The School of Health and Medical Sciences offers high-quality education based on research and service delivery in the country’s core healthcare sectors.
The Doctor of Medicine degree program gives students the best and ensures that only committed medical students graduate.
The institution charges a tuition fee of 1, 030, 500FRS for Cameroonians and 2, 030, 500FRS for foreign students. Entrance into medical school is by a competitive entrance examination.
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#7. Institut Supérieure de Technologie Médicale, Yaoundé.
This is one of the private medical schools in Cameroon, located at the outskirt of the beautiful city of Yaoundé.
The individual courses offered at this medical school include:
- Public Health Medicine
- Medical Technology
- Urology etc.
Concluding Remarks on medical schools in Cameroon.
To conclude, the above are the various list of the best medical schools in Cameroon.
From the blog post, it’s seen that all these medical schools in Cameroon are helping to boost the health sector in Cameroon, creating jobs and reducing unemployment among the youths.
What have you heard so far about any of these medical schools in Cameroon? have you attended or are currently a student in any of these institutions. Please share your thoughts and experiences in the comment section below.