MEPI - Medical Education Partnership Initiative

In 2010, the Duke Global Health Institute and Kilimanjaro Christian Medical College (KCMC) received a five year, $10 million grant from PEPFAR, Fogarty International Center and Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to strengthen medical education in Tanzania. The KCMC-Duke Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI) grant expands the decades-long partnership between Duke and KCMC by providing a new generation of Tanzanian physicians with the knowledge, commitment and tools to become their country’s leaders in academics, research and policy.

With support of Duke University, MEPI has enabled KCMC to:

  • strengthen and modernize the KCM College curriculum
  • provide access to an advanced information technology platform, including access to the Internet
  • implement innovative and more effective approaches to teaching, like team-based, problem-based and community-based learning methods
  • establish a learning content management system, like the one used at Duke School of Medicine, to provide access to learning materials and improve student-faculty interaction
  • enhance the wet lab to facilitate more effective teaching of laboratory skills
  • provide tablet computers to all medical students to access materials on the Internet, including access to Duke School of Medicine library resources 

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