Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery


Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) in South Africa is a highly challenging and equally rewarding program equipping you with the medical, clinical, and research skills for pursuing a career in the field of medicine.

Texila American University’s MBChB programme educates, trains, and prepares students for efficient practice in the healthcare systems. We are one of the leading medical schools in Zambia, employing wide-ranging teaching and learning methodologies to help our students become proactive learners.

The bachelor of health science program integrates theoretical science and experiential learning with clinical exposure and in-depth knowledge about the intricacies of the human body to help you apply scientific knowledge and concepts to your clinical practice.

Study the best MBChB programme that will equip you to apply learnings and intellectual and practical skills to understand and manage the complex healthcare requirements of individuals and society and build resilience to meet the demands of the constantly transitioning healthcare landscape.

TAU offers the best MBChB degree in South Africa with a global reputation for excellence in teaching and research, enabling you to meet the core requirements for pursuing residency programs.

We believe in creating excellence through creativity and innovation and providing our students with wide-ranging career choices. We are fully committed to broadening the development process of students through teaching and research.


Years Duration

Eligibility for MBChB Programme:
‘A’ levels / PreMed 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 programme - 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 2 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 admitted to Texila American University (TAU) are selected based on a comprehensive evaluation of their academic, personal, and extracurricular abilities. Each applicant is assessed on their educational background, age, and intended course of study. In addition to these factors, students must demonstrate the intellectual, physical, and emotional capacities necessary to meet the rigorous demands of a successful medical career.

TAU-Zambia’s intensive medical program requires students who are not only academically proficient but also intellectually and emotionally prepared to handle the significant stress and challenges associated with studying medicine. The admissions process ensures that candidates have the resilience and determination needed to thrive in a demanding academic environment.

By selecting students who exhibit these qualities, TAU aims to cultivate future global doctors who are well-equipped to excel in their medical careers. This holistic approach to admissions ensures that students can meet the medical profession’s high standards and contribute positively to the global healthcare community.

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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 an MBChB degree in Zambia offers an excellent pathway to establishing a healthcare career. Graduates can explore abundant job opportunities in both private and government sectors. The persistent shortage of doctors ensures continuous demand for qualified professionals within Zambia and across the broader African continent. This degree equips students with essential skills and knowledge to meet healthcare challenges effectively, contributing significantly to community health outcomes. The robust training and practical experience gained during the program prepare graduates to make meaningful contributions to healthcare systems, addressing critical medical needs and advancing public health initiatives.

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

Studying medicine in Zambia offers numerous academic and research opportunities for students. The country’s institutions provide a fertile ground for learning and hands-on experience in the medical field. With access to modern facilities and a supportive academic environment, students can delve into diverse research areas, enhancing their skills and contributing to the advancement of healthcare knowledge and practices. 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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