Study Medicine in Zambia [ MBCHB in Zambia ] at Texila
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Study Medicine in Zambia, the Bachelors of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) is the required program to become a doctor in Zambia. The program trains students to become competent doctors with the necessary skills, knowledge, and attitude to succeed in a dynamic environment. The program offers a comprehensive approach to healthcare that is balanced between preventive, promotive, curative, and rehabilitative healthcare in primary healthcare or community settings.

year Duration

Grade Twelve with level 4 and above in Mathematics, English, Life Science and Physical Science with an associate degree/diploma in Health science program.

Structure of the program - In partnership with UNZA

Medicine Program - 5 Years

Duration: 5 years

Year 1 – Teaching and Learning Plan 18 Credits
Basic and Applied Human Anatomy and Development 5
Basic and Applied Physiology 5
Medical Biochemistry and Genetics 2
Immunology & General Microbiology 2
Community Based Education & First Aid 2
Behavioural Science s & Communication Skills in Medical Practice (20 Weeks) 2
Year 2 – Teaching and Learning Plan 19 Credits
Neurosciences 4
Pathology 4
Microbiology 3
Pharmacology & Therapeutics 4
Community Based Education & Scientific Method 2
Clinical Methods and Skills Lab 2
Year 3 – Teaching and Learning Plan 18 Credits
Internal Medicine I 4
Obstetrics & Gynaecology 4
Surgery I 4
Paediatrics & Child Health I 4
Communications Skills, Professionalism, & Health Care Ethics 2
Year 4 – Teaching and Learning Plan 18 Credits
Community Medicine 2
Internal Medicine II 4
Surgery II 4
Forensic Medicine & Medical Jurisprudence 4
Psychiatry & Mental Health 4
Year 5 – Teaching and Learning Plan 16 Credits
Surgery III 4
Internal Medicine III 4
Obstetrics & Gynaecology II 4
Paediatrics & Child Health II 4

Clinical Rotations

Upon completion of 3 years of basic sciences curriculum, students to get involved directly in the study and care of patients in hospitals, with other team members.

Clinical Rotations-Progression

Internal Medicine 30 Weeks
General Surgery 30 Weeks
Paediatrics 20 Weeks
Obstetrics & Gynaecology 20 Weeks
Psychiatry 10 Weeks
Community Medicine 10 Weeks

Selection Factors

Students to Texila American University (TAU) are selected on the basis of their academic, personal, and extracurricular abilities. Each student will be assessed based on the educational background, age, and intended course of study. Additionally, students must have the intellectual, physical, and emotional capacities to meet the requirements of a successful medical career.

TAU-Zambia’s intensive medical program requires students who are intellectually and emotionally prepared to take on the stress of studying medicine with a view to becoming global doctors.

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What Do You Gain?

Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of our MBChB program, you will gain:

Ethical and legal responsibilities
Disease prevention and health promotion skills
Excellent diagnostic and patient management skills
In-depth knowledge of clinical skills and clinical care events
Deep understanding of information technology in medicine
Logical and clinical reasoning along with decision-making skills
Deep knowledge of research methods and scientific principles
Requisite management, leadership, and professional ethics and skills

Career Opportunities

Pursuing MBChB in Zambia is the best option to pursue a career in the healthcare field. One can opt for job opportunities both in the private and government sector. Due to the dearth of doctors, qualified professionals are always in demand in Zambia and across the African continent. With a bachelor’s degree in medicine, one can opt for the following professions:

General Physician
Public Health Journalist
Forensic Medical Examiner
Public Health Professional
Medical Research Professional

Further Study Opportunities

There are several academic and research opportunities open to those who study medicine in Zambia. One can opt for higher academic pursuits such as:

Master’s in Public Health
Master’s in Molecular Medicine
Master’s in Clinical Physiology
Master’s in Forensic Radiography
Master’s in Epidemiology
Master’s in Biomedical Science


Adamson Mukhalipi

Mr. Adamson Mukhalipi

“TAU’s flexible payment plan is extremely helpful & online exams help you pursue your course without leaving your hometown.”

Mary Odokua

Ms. Mary Odokua

“It was an awesome experience being with Texila which had helped me to become a successful doctor today”

Iquo Okon

Ms. Iquo Okon Williams

“I am proud to identify with Texila American University as a student because the standard is high, & its technological advancement.”