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College of Medicine and Health Science

Welcome to Hawassa University College of Medicine and Health Science

What we are and what we do: Vision, Mission, Goals and core values of the college


College of Medicine & Health Sciences (CMHS) aspires to be one of the best and leading institutions of higher education in graduate & undergraduate training, specialized hospital service and applied research in Ethiopia with highest possible quality.


The mission of College of Medicine & Health Sciences (CMHS) is to advance knowledge, promote skill development and attitude change on health and health related issues. This will be achieved through student-centered, practice-oriented teaching and client focused cost effective quality clinical & public services


  • Producing well Qualified Graduates  in the different disciplines that are nationally & internationally competent to secure job opportunities
  • Providing efficient & Quality hospital service with minimum cost maintaining high ethical standards  and addressing the community health needs
  • Making the teaching-learning & Community Service(Hospital Service) of the College rated excellent by stakeholders
  • Providing high quality administrative support(HRM,PPM) to ensure satisfaction of internal & External customers
  • Generating internal revenue through different schemes to enable the college achieve the set objectives.

Core values

  • High quality training: we not only promote quality training but also make our    student’s value quality.
  • Staff Professionalism: we ,by no means, compromise the professional component of our academic & research performance for material benefits
  • Team work sprit: Effectiveness & efficiency of a system solely built on the collective decision & team cohesiveness, and hence we work & decide in teams to achieve common organizational goal
  • Client oriented service: we deliver service to every patient every day & night; the patient is our first priority in everything we do to ensure Client satisfaction.
  • Applied Research: we undertake research not only for academic curiosity and promotion but also to solve the prominent problems of the community.
  • High Quality Health Care: we strive to deliver the best quality health care service using the medical technologies available
  • Professional Ethics: the staff strictly adheres to professional ethics and would be morally & socially responsible to whatever the service provided to clients

 List of Health Science Programs in College of Medicine and Health Sciences: 


Undergraduate programs

Graduate programs

School of Medicine

  • Medicine
  •  Integrated Emergency Surgery and Obstetrics


  • Optometry


School of Nursing and Midwifery

  • Nursing



  • Midwifery


School of Public and Environmental Health

  • Public Health Officer
  •  Public Health


  • Environmental Health


Department of Laboratory Technology

  • Laboratory Technology


Human Resource Profile

 College of Medicine and Health Sciences has a large pool of qualified professionals and administrative staffs:

  • Academic staff                                                         203
  • Health professionals in the hospital                              239
  • Administration and support staff                                 297

                                     Total                                        739               

Health professionals working in the Teaching and Referral Hospital

  • Academic health professionals                                     125
  • Non academic health professionals                               261

                                     Total                                        386

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