The School of Health and Medical Sciences(SHMS) of the Catholic University of Cameroon, provides quality, integral and holistic education, formation, research and service delivery in key Healthcare Sectors that meet Cameroonian and Universal expectations, in the deep conviction that knowledge so created and transmitted will serve to improve health quality by appealing to professional, humane, moral and Christian community-oriented health leadership.


To be a world class School of Health Sciences committed to excellence in academic pursuits, scientific research and service to the people of God in Cameroon, Africa and the World.


To provide quality health science education, training, research and service delivery that meet the aspirations of the Cameroon people and worldwide through the creation and preservation of knowledge and its use in the improvement of the quality of health and to achieve excellence and advancing health through leadership in education


The bulk of the programs ( MD Medicine , lt Pharm. D. Pharmacy, BMLS Medical Laboratory Sciences, BNS Nursing) in this School are done in TOBIN-Kumbo, Bui Division, of the North West Region of Cameroon. CATUC recognizes Kumbo to have the following qualities:

1. A conducive environment for studies
2. A locality with good medical facilities for training
3. An area with a relatively low cost of living

However, the graduate programs ; MSc. Health Economics, Policy and Management (DHEPM) and lt Ph.D Health Economics, Policy and Management (DHEPM) Bamenda Campus are done in Bamenda.

Why Study Here?

Our supportive environment includes mentors for freshmen, student peer support and personal academic guidance. Our staff is friendly and approachable, helping you get the best out of your studies and readily available outside of class.

Admissions into the School of Health Sciences

Just as in admissions into the other schools of CATUC, prospective candidates for the departments in the school of Health Sciences are required to take and pass the competitive exam for the desired field or department in the school. Students are expected to first meet up with the general University Entry Requirements before considering their options.

Competitive Entrance Examinations Requirements
The entrance requirements depend on the specialization you choose. You can click on the various specializations offered in this school to know more (such as the specific program requirement) about the branch chosen.

The areas of specialization offered in this school include :

Programme Duration Start Date
MD Medicine 7 years (14 Semesters) January 1, 2020
Doctor of Pharmacy Program(Pharm D) Duration of Studies 4 years (8 Semesters) October 1, 2020
Medical Laboratory Sciences (MLS) 4 years (8 Semesters) October 1, 2020
Bachelor of Nursing Science (BNS) 4 years (8 Semesters) October 1, 2020

Graduate Programmes in the school of Health Sciences (Bamenda campus)

Programme Duration Start Date
Master of Health Economics, Policy and Management (HEPM) 2 years (4 Semesters) January 1, 2020