Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre
KCMC is located at the base of Mount Kilimanjaro. It is forty minutes from the regional airport (JRO). It is a 630-bed hospital and the largest in Northern Tanzania.
Moshi, Tanzania, is a safe, English-speaking, Christian town. There are over 1000 ex-pats that are climbing Mount Kilimanjaro on any given day. Moshi has a huge ex-pat population and hosts many excellent restaurants. There are good B&B accommodation options close to KCMC hospital for around USD$30 per night.
There are several US and EU universities that have signed agreements similar to what CoROM has signed with KCMC. Duke University is the largest and they have many medical students doing six-month clinical rotations at KCMC that count towards their four-year medical degree. Click on the logo to the right for more information about the Duke programme.
Clinical Placement Info
Placements can be arranged for any of the hospital wards. Most of our delegates choose to work mainly in the Emergency Department with Dr Francis.
Additional placement locations are the ICU, dermatology, surgery, general medical ward and infectious disease ward.
Free housing can be arranged in the Doctor’s Compound at KCMC. You will stay in a four-bedroom house and share a room and facilities with other ex-pat medical students.
Additionally, you can choose to stay at a local B&B at your own cost.
Once you have your welcome letter from us, you can purchase a student visa can be purchased online through the Tanzania embassy website. The cost is USD$50.
KCMC prefers that delegates book their placement at least four months in advance. We can sometimes arrange this within a month, but they prefer more time to book into their roster.
What does my tuition pay for?
Each delegate is responsible for their travel, immunisation and visa costs. Additionally, the delegate is responsible for local taxi costs and food.
The College will provide free accommodation in the Doctor’s Compound at KCMC. We also provide free airport transfers. Our local representative to be at the airport as you arrive and drive you 45 minutes to KCMC. He will help you check in with the international office of KCMC and bring you to your accommodation. He will also take you back to the airport at the end of your placement.
Clinical Placement Details
Duration: one week to three months
Cost: €800 per month
Human Cadaver Training
Who is this for?
For medical students, nursing students, paramedics, remote medics and expedition medics are looking for clinical experience in resource poor environments.