Maters in Iinternal Medicine Specialty | Jimma University College of Public Health and Medical Science
Maters in Iinternal Medicine Specialty

Admission or Enrollment
A general practitioner with an M.D degree may be admitted for specialty programme in internal medicine provided that following requirements are fulfilled.
A. Academic Requirements

  1. The applicant must have successfully competed his M.D training with special emphasis given to satisfactory performance in Internal Medicine.
  2. The candidate must have successfully completed an accredited rotating internship with at least satisfactory performance in Internal Medicine.
  3. The applicant must pass theoretical as well as practical entrance examinations, which will be prepared by the department of internal medicine. The number of entries will be indicated by the number of applicants to the programme versus the number of available places for intake.

B. Non Academic Requirements

  1. The candidate must have a minimum of two years experience in the practice of medicine after the completion of internship period.
  2. Documents to be submitted to the registrar office of the University by candidates
    •     Certified copy of M.D degree from accredited University of Medical School
    •      Student copy of undergraduate studies 
    •      Three confidential letters of recommendation
    •      Letter of sponsorship from the employers, governmental or non-governmental organizations.

Self Sponsor Candidates a Release Letter from previous employers is required.

  • Clearance letter from a previous working place or organization
  • Health status certificate ( stating the physical and mental well being of the candidate)
  • The candidate must also fulfill other rules and regulations set by the registrar of the University.
  • Self sponsor candidate acceptance by department always considers the ministry health and JU higher office regulations.

The graduate programme shall take three academic years for completion. No candidates may anticipate finishing the programme in less than this period. Also the programme can by no means be extended beyond four years after initial registration for academic reasons.

Clinical Attachment

  • The candidate must spend at least 2 and half years out of the three years training in general antennal medicine.
  • The clinic attachment starts at the beginning of the training year. The clinical training shall continue through out the period of residency. Significant part of the clinical attachment of residents will be in the department of internal medicine. However to complete the gaps in knowledge and skills in some other very relevant disciplines like dermatology and psychiatry and others.
  • Residents are expected to spend few months being attached to these related disciplines.
  • In the third year of residency, candidates can choose 3 subspecialty units, in which they will be attached for 2 months in each subspecialty, which will take a total of 6 months.

Academic Programme
I. First Year Residency

Clinical Attachment Duration
Rotating in general medical words 7 months
Out Patient department
General referral OPD 1 month
Emergency medical OPD 1 month
Medial ICU 2 month
Vacation 1 month
Taught course
Basic lectures in internal medicine 2 hrs/week for 1 year

II. Second Year Residency

Clinical attachment Duration
Four elective subspecialty attachments, each of the attachments lasting for one month (Cardiology, nephrology, psychiatry dermatology & immunology) 4 months
Referral clinics 3 months
Medical ICU 2 months
Ward attachment 2 months
Vacation 1 months
Taught Courses Cr. Hr
Introduction to computers and information technology relevant to clinical medicine 4
Medical pedagogy (Relevant to Medical education) 3
Basic Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Research methodology 4

III. Third YearResidency

Attachment Duration
3 subspecialties each subspecialty attachment lasting for 2 months 6 months
Research leave 1 months
Vacation 1 month
Study leave 1 month
Examination and thesis defense 1 month

Research Thesis

  1. Candidates are expected to submit research topics with in the 1st 2 months of 3nd year residency, after they have taught courses in research methodology.
  2. Candidate the expected to submit complete document of research proposal to the department with in the 1st six months of third year residency.
  3. Candidates are expected to conduct their research as soon as they secure research fund.

N.B: Submitting a complete document of research proposal is one of the
         requirements to sit for the qualification exam.

Graduation Requirement:
A candidate is legible for graduation if he/she:

  1. Successfully pass the 3rd year qualifying written and practical examination with minimum over all score of 70% and above.
  2. Satisfactory cumulative progressive assessment through out his/her stays during the three years of residency.
  3. Minimum score of 70% and above in thought courses given during their first year and second year residency.
  4. Submitting and defending his/her research thesis that is evaluated to be a least satisfactory by a panel of assessors.
  5. The candidate should never have any record of serious medial ethical misconduct or major disciplinary breach throughout his/her stay.
  6. The candidate needs to have a clearance paper from the department, faculty as well as the University

Student Support
The department supports special need students who have weak academic performance through targeted counseling and also counsels encourages female students so that they can compete and perform well.

Student Opportunity
Post- Graduate or undergraduate students who are selected each year by certain criteria are usually sent to Germany through the link the university has with Ludwing- Maximillans university in exchange with German students as an experience share.