The college of medicine and health science & specialized Hospital is one of the oldest institutions in Ethiopia. Established in 1954 The collage is Know a model institute for developing countries for its teamwork and unique teaching philosophy’s. it has trained health professionals for over sixty years and is a center of Excellence. The collage has grown to address the citical shortage of health professionals in academia, research projects and community Service activities. The rationale behind the establishment of the CMHS is to encourage cross-breeding across various disciplinary paradigms; standardize curricula across disciplines; set standards and quality checks for the teaching-learning process; maximize human resources utilization through joint planning in teaching common courses and in conducting research; create opportunities in collaborative research and publication; maximize shared use of facilities for effectiveness and efficiency in teaching-learning, research and services; and create opportunities to address the health needs of the community in an integrated manner as a health team.
All Schools and institutes of the CMHS offer professional degrees at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels except for the Institute of Public Health which offers postgraduate degrees at MPH/MSc and PhD levels. However, the IPH is heavily engaged in offering public health courses to undergraduate students of the other Schools and departments in the CMHS. The CMHS currently has over 7,000 students, and employs over 1,000 full-time faculty members. The College currently offers 22 undergraduate, 38 postgraduate programs, seven PhD programs, Seven specialty certificate and 3 subspecialties certificate program. The university of Gondar comprehensive Specialized referral Hospital (UoGSRH) is the teaching hospital of the College. UoGSRH is one of the largest specialized hospital in Ethiopia, with over 300 beds, and serves as a training center for undergraduate and postgraduate medical students, dentists, nurses, midwives, pharmacists, medical laboratory technologists, radiology technologists, and others who shoulder the responsibilities to solve the health problems of the community and the country at large.
In line with the mission and vision of UoG, the CMHS exercises unique roles in training highly skilled health professionals at MPH/MSc, PhD, specialty and subspecialty levels. This allows it to contribute to the expansion of quality health care, education and research in the country. The CMHS is the only institution where some specialized tertiary health care is rendered. Moreover, under the new reorganization of UoG, the CMHS is expected to enjoy a high level of academic and administrative autonomy.