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 expats that are climbing Mount Kilimanjaro on any given day. Moshi has a huge expat 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 who 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 counts 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 be staying in a four bedroom house and sharing a room and facilities with other expat medical students. 

Additionally, you can choose to stay at a local B&B at your own cost. 

Additional Information

Each delegate is responsible for their travel, immunisation and visa costs. 

Accommodation in the Doctor’s Compound at KCMC can be arranged. The cost is USD$5 per day. 

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.

Clinical Placement Details

Duration: one week to six months

Cost: €800 per month

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Who is this for?

For medical students, nursing students, paramedics, remote medics and expedition medics are looking for clinical experience in resource poor environments.