What is going on at MESAU?


MESAU-MEPI a Consortium composed of Makerere University College of Health Sciences, Gulu University, Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Kampala International University and Johns Hopkins University will support 5 mentored research projects to faculty within the MESAU-MEPI Consortium.

Medical Education Theme Issue 2013

Education costs money, but then so does ignorance.—Sir Claus Moser

Medical education is expensive. In contrast to other items of great cost, arguments against its necessity and importance are unlikely. Nevertheless, the value of current educational approaches can be questioned, whether on a large scale such as the length of medical training1 or on a more intimate scale such as length of attending physician inpatient rotations.2

Free Download | General Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology textbooks available

Dr. Alan B. R. Thomson has recently made ten of his General Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology textbooks available for free download on www.giandhepatology.com. These textbooks span first principles of GI, to clinical practice review, to endoscopic and diagnostic imaging, and are already being used broadly in over 80 countries. This is a great resource that should be maximally utilized by students, staff and practitioners.

In search of true scholarship?

The story below from Dr. Kelly Schoonderwoerd may be a source of inspiration for many looking for an example of true scholarship:

Evaluation of the Impact of Community Based Education

Evaluation of the impact of Community Based Education:  MESAU institutions have carried out a baseline study to evaluate the impact of community based education (CBE) programs on their students. The tools used to collect the baseline data can be utilized freely for education and research purposes only but not for commercial use.

Please find attached the tools:


Makerere University College of Health Sciences (MakCHS)Department of Gynaecology & Obstetrics Presents a Grand Round Webinar 

Article from PLoS: Getting More Generous with the Truth: Clinical Trial Reporting in 2013 and Beyond


Read the open-access, full-text article here:

Getting More Generous with the Truth: Clinical Trial Reporting in 2013 and Beyond

Abstract: The PLOS Medicine editors discuss the recent initiative from the European Medicines Agency to commit to releasing clinical-trial data and how important such moves are for rebuilding trust between the pharmaceutical companies and society.