Adventist School of Medicine in East Africa Welcomes Students

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Source: The Health Connection Newsletter | 1st Quarter 2021

Kigali, Rwanda | East-Central Africa Division (ECD)

The Adventist School of Medicine of East Africa (ASOME) officially opened its doors to welcome its first students on March 10, 2021. Placed in the Adventist University of Central Africa, Kigali, Rwanda, the school has enrolled 34 students in the first class, with 12 females and 22 males. “The program offers a post-secondary degree in a curriculum spread over seven years of study and practice,” shared Dr. Tsegaye Fesaha, East-Central Africa Division Health Ministries director. He added, “by God’s grace, this group will become medical missionary doctors who will be the hands and feet of Jesus Christ wherever they may serve.” The ECD leadership and the new medical school leaders are grateful for God’s leading, not only in making the dream of a medical school a reality but also in providing a collaboration with the Rwanda Government in an effort to build a new hospital that will serve the community while allowing medical students to do their clinical rotations gaining medical expertise while serving.

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