The Assistant Medical Officers School KCMC started in 1977with 40 students who were undergoing a one year course. After the first group the course was changed to two academic years on main subjects: Obstetrics and Gynecology, Internal Medicine, General surgery, Community Health and Pediatrics and Child Health.
The school is 37 years old and 985 students have graduated and most of the graduants are rendering
services within Tanzania and outside the country.
Students completed first year of their studies 28 of which 12 Female and 16 Males completed successful. There was transfer of 1 student Florian Fidelis from AMO School Mbeya. 5 students were expelled from school due to forgery of certificates. Currently the school have 29 students, 12 females and 17 males.
The aim of community medicine course is to enable the Assistant Medical Officer to manageboth effectively and efficiently the Primary Health Care programs. This is achieved by lectures, field work and research project from each student. Before final qualifying examination the students do senior clinical rotations in major departments 8 weeks each. The course is conducted on adult learning/teaching methods. The following are themain teaching/ learning methods: Group discussions, lectures, seminars, demonstrations, bedside teaching, tutorials, case presentations, field visits and work, individual assignments, night duty and ward calls to practice skills supervised by tutors.