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The University of Papua New Guinea

Professor Nakapi Tefuarani

Executive Dean
School of Medicine and Health Sciences

P: +67 5311 2504

The School of Medicine and Health Sciences comprises several divisions and conducts a number of undergraduate and postgraduate degree and diploma programs.

The major divisions are: Clinical Sciences, Basic Medical Sciences, Pathology, Public Health, Dentistry, Nursing, Health Sciences – under the latter are disciplines including Pharmacy, Medical Laboratory Sciences, Medical Imaging Sciences.

Vision: To be the premier medical and health services training institution in the South Pacific Region, equipping future leaders in health services with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to meet the health needs of the nation’s rural and urban communities.

Objective: To meet the increasing health needs in Papua New Guinea, the School of Medicine and Health Sciences will increase its intake of medical students and all other health worker categories over the next 5 and 10 years, while maintaining a high-quality learning environment, and a special emphasis on preparation for work in rural areas.