Residency Program

The Emergency Medicine Department offers the only emergency medicine residency program in Tanzania. The Masters of Medicine in Emergency Medicine (MMed-EM) is a 6-semester (3-year program), where residents spend time in the full-capacity EMD-MNH and in other relevant to the practice of emergency medicine, such as surgery, obstetrics-gynecology, cardiology, orthopedics, and pediatrics. The residents also spend 6-8 weeks on rotation in theUSA, South Africa, Canada or Australiain order to gain experience from well established, and highly experienced faculty that are worldwide leaders in emergency care.

The residency programuses a competency-based curriculum that is approved by Tanzania Commission of University (TCU) under the Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences.

 Residency Program Leadership:

Dr. Hendry R. Sawe, MD, MMED, MBA

Head and Lecturer

EM Residency and Research Program Head

 Interests: Trauma, HIV, Emergency care systems development

Medical Officer In Charge -EMD

Muhimbili National Hospital



Dr. Irene Kulola. MD, MMED

Emergency Medicine Residency Program Assistant Head

 Head of Training and Research Unit

Emergency Medicine Department

Muhimbili National Hospital



Dr. Upendo George. MD, MMED

Externship and Elective Residents Head

 Head of Paediatric Emergency Medicine

Emergency Medicine Department

Muhimbili National Hospital













Contact US

P.O. Box 65001
Dar es Salaam
Tel: Direct: +255-22-2151680, Tel: +255 22 2150302-6 (Ext. 1008 Dean, 1276 OMS)
Fax: +255-022-2150465