CED's Message

Welcome to Bahir Dar University College of Medicine and Health Sciences (BDU-CMHS) website. The College of Medicine and Health Sciences was established on October 2007 as one of the  colleges of the Bahir Dar University, which was established in May 2000 by the amalgamation of Bahir Dar Polytechnic Institute (founded in 1963) and Bahir Dar Teachers’ College (also called Academy of Pedagogy) (established in 1972).

The College of Medicine and Health Sciences has evolved from a medical school training medical doctors only, to a fully-fledged University College comprising of School of Medicine, School of Public Health and School of allied Health Sciences. Currently, the college hosts nine undergraduate and fourteen graduate programs (7 masters programs, 6 clinical specializations, and 1 PhD program) serving over 2,500 students and including over 350 academic staff. The college will soon (in 2017/2018 GC) open 3 undergraduate, 6 master and 2 PHD programs and increase its academic programs to 12 undergraduate, 13 master and 3 PhD programs.

The new and main campus (called Tibebe Ghion Campus (TGC)) and University Hospital (called Tibebe Ghion Specialized Hospital (TGSH)) with a state-of-the-art technology that will help us transform education, service provision, research and innovation in medical and health sciences. We are also naturally and geographically blessed as we are located on the outskirt of the vibrant Bahir Dar city (one of the ten most beautiful cities in Africa and one of the twelve UNESCO Learning Cities Awardee of 2015) about 7 km south from the city center on the way to Adet District and about 23 km from the famous tourist destination, the Blue Nile Falls (locally called ‘Tis Esat’ (Smoke of Fire)).

Our Vision is to "To be one of the top twenty and leading health science institutions for academic, research, clinical care and community service excellence in Africa."

As a mission: "we are dedicated to improving the health of the people of Ethiopia and beyond and promoting health equity by providing demand-driven quality education, research and health services. We archive this by enhancing capacity and participation of stakeholders; strengthening systems and partnerships; and harnessing the power of new sciences, innovation and appropriate technology so as to unfreeze the status-quo, and build and sustain excellence and relevance."

Since its inception a decade ago, the College has undergone several crucial developments and has become one of the top Medical and Health Science College in Ethiopia. You are very welcome to explore this website and partake of these decisive developments, happenings and strategic directions/initiatives in the College. We highly value your constructive comments, suggestion and out-of-the-box ideas to make this visionary young college a better place for education, patient care, research , innovation and technology transfer.

Yeshigeta Gelaw (Prof.)

Chief Executive Director (Vice President)

College of Medicine and Health Sciences

Bahirdar University

Bahirdar, Ethiopia

Contact CMHS

College Of Medicine and Health Sciences

Bahir Dar University

 Bahir Dar, Ethiopia

Phone:- +251-0582-9 99275

P.o.box:- 79

e-mail:- collegehealthscience@gmail.com

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