Uganda Christian University (UCU) opened the new UCU School of Medicine (UCUSoM) in Namirembe. The first class of 62 students – 35 female and 27 male students was admitted after the school was accredited by the National Council of Higher Education (NCHE).
Uganda Health Minister Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng said the new medical school will increase the number of medical interns that government receives annually to over 1700 from the current 1200. Other universities training undergraduate medical students in the country include; Makerere, Islamic University in Uganda (IUIU), Kampala International University (KIU), and Kabale University. Uganda Martyrs University (UMU) only graduates postgraduate medical doctors.