MBChB Program

The MBChB program trains students to become competent doctors with the necessary skills, knowledge, and attitude to succeed in a dynamic environment.

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 offers a comprehensive approach to healthcare that is balanced between preventive, promotive, curative, and rehabilitative healthcare in primary healthcare or community settings.


Years Duration

Eligibility for MBChB Program:
‘A’ levels with Pass in Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics

Life Science and Physical Science with an associate degree/diploma in Health science program.

Structure of the MBChB 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

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
  • Radiologist/Diagnostician
  • 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


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Accreditation & Affiliations of TAU Zambia

Accredited by Higher Education Authority
Our Healthcare programs are approved by Health Professions Council of Zambia
Approved by General Nursing Council of Zambia
Listed in World Directory of Medical Schools
Member of Distance Education Association of Southern Africa
Member of Zambia Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Member of Association of African Universities
Member of Zambia Institute of Marketing
Member of Zambia Institute of Human Resource Management
MOU with Zambia Medical Association to topup programs

Laboratories involved in the program

Pathologyv Clinical Skills and Fieldwork

Clinical Affiliations

Maina Soko Military Hospital
Chainama Hospital
Chilanga Hospital
Kafue DHO
Kafue GH
Levy Mwanawasa Hospital
University Teaching Hospital

Practical Exposure during Preclinical

Maina Soko Military Hospital

Time spent - Classroom vs Laboratories

Lecture to Lab ratio per week is 3 hrs:2 hrs (3 Lecture & 2 Laboratory)

Internship details upon completion of the Program

In teaching hospital under supervion of a consultant

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