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UTGSAS SPRING SEMESTER  SEMINAR SERIES
DATE: WEDNESDAY, April 26, 2017
VENUE: BRIKAMA  CAMPUS AUDITORIUM
TIME: 10:30-12:00

About SMAHS

School of Medicine & Allied Health SciencesTo provide the critical trained and skilled human resources needed to realise the aims of Vision 2020, The University of The Gambia (UTG) was established by an Act of The National Assembly of The Gambia in 1999. The School of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences was one of the foundation Faculties and the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital (renamed Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital [EFSTH] in 2013) was retrospectively upgraded to Teaching Hospital status by an Act of the Gambian National Assembly (EFSTH Act 2006). SMAHS, since inception, has run degree programmes in Medicine (MB ChB), Nursing & Reproductive Health (BSc), and Public & Environmental Health (BSc). From 2010, SMAHS additionally offered certificate and diploma-level programmes for Health technicians in Pharmacy, Laboratory Science, Radiography and Physiotherapy. A new degree programme (BSc Physiotherapy) was commenced in November 2014, as a collaborative project with Lleida University in Spain. Masters programs are available in Nursing & Public Health.

The School of Medicine & Allied Health Sciences has continued to implement programs for training health professionals for the country. The output for the undergraduate medical training course is summarised in the table below: the first intake for this course was in 1999. The School of Medicine & Allied Health Sciences has continued to implement programs for training health professionals for the country. The output for the undergraduate medical training course is summarised in the table below: the first intake for this course was in 1999

Department of Surgical Sciences

The Surgical Sciences Department is located in the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital in Banjul. The vision is not only to teach but also to make it a centre of excellence providing high quality care to The Gambian populace. The mission is to provide the people of The Gambia with international standard of medical care which attracts patients and staff from the West African subregion. Thus the department is active in training both its undergraduate and post graduate staff giving room to career prospects sufficient to retain them. General Surgery is accreted for Post graduate training by the West African College of Surgeons.


The services provided are:

  • General Surgery
  • Orthopaedics
  • Accident and Emergency
  • Paediatrics Surgery
  • Ortorhinolaryngology
  • Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Obstetrics & Gynaecology


The Surgical Sciences Department has a total bed capacity of about 182, General Surgery 86 beds, Ophthalmology 18 beds, ENT & Maxillofacial 4 beds and Obstetrics & Gynaecology 84 beds. Staffing position
 The staffing in the Surgical Sciences Department comprised of full time and part time staff. Department of Surgical Sciences Lecturers General Surgery