Taking into consideration that Medicine is a caring humanitarian profession, the MD curriculum has been designed in such manner that a graduate physician would demonstrate problem-solving capacity (professional reasoning), associated with clearly identifiable professional attitudes, combined with a range of psychomotor abilities (professional skills) and carry with him/her an integrated information base (professional knowledge).
The objectives of the College include among others:
- To produce medical graduates equipped with the highest possible standard of practical and intellectual skills well suited to the needs of present and future Tanzania society.
- To produce medical graduates who are motivated to adapt to rapid changes in the medical practice brought about by new technology and to cope with ever-expanding research and vast literature.
- To train graduates who can show understanding of the ethical basis of medical practice and be able to identify social-cultural, psychological and economic factors that influence the health of the individual, family, and community.
- To train graduates who can show the ability to communicate with individuals, families and the community. As a member of the health team, the graduate should be able to establish interprofessional and inter-sectoral relations to achieve prescribed goals.
- A graduate of the College should be sensitive and responsive to community health needs by being able to plan, organize, coordinate and evaluate the health needs of individuals, families and the community as well as being capable of implementing primary health care strategy for the community.
- Giving high priority in training general practitioners who are desperately needed by society.
Since medical education is a life long activity which calls for investing in personal time and resources, graduates should be capable of:
- Carry out self-evaluation.
- Self n directed learning.
- Updating one’s knowledge and medical practice.