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Institutions under the National University of Rwanda:

Central University Hospital in Kigali (CHUK) is a 509 bed hospital that is the referral center for all patients with public insurance.

Central University Hospital in Butare (CHUB), the city also referred to as Huye, is a 500 bed hospital attached to the National University of Rwanda's Medical School.

Disease Spectrum

A broad range of medical and infectious diseases, including HIV/AIDS, TB, malaria and tropical medicine.

Clinical Responsibilities

Rounding with the team (with attending)
Admitting from ED as a team
Implementing team plan and following up on results
Performing supervised procedures
Call MWF 7 am - 5 pm, available to return for admissions between 5 and 10 pm
No weekend duties or call
Participation in all scheduled lectures, case-based learning sessions and bedside teaching
Patient-care associated educational activities (ward rounds, admitting)
Required to lead two case-based learning sessions (like morning report)

Residents Accepted from:

  • Internal Medicine

Length of Rotation:

Minimum of six weeks, including travel from the US


Reimbursement Award Amount is $3500
Language requirements: English is spoken throughout the hospitals. Other languages spoken are Kinyarwanda and French.
US citizens will apply for a 30 day visa upon arrival at Kigali Airport; submit application for trainee visa extension
Paperwork: Submission of temporary license application to Rwanda Medical Council upon arrival and invitation from hospital Director General


Ministry of Health Annual Report 2015-16
WHO Fact Sheets on Rwanda
Article from Health Economics on health insurance in Rwanda
Article from Health Policy on health insurance in Rwanda
Summary of HRH (Human Resources for Health) Project

Report on Rwanda Healthcare Sector, September 2014

NEJM Nov 21, 2013 article

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