Senegal - Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar

This partnership is administered by Feinberg's Center for Global Health. A top regional university in West Africa and one of Africa’s most prestigious institutions of higher education, with an enrollment of 60,000+ students, Cheikh Anta Diop University (also known as the University of Dakar) recruits medical students and post-graduate students from all over the region, with large numbers of students from Morocco, Gabon, Ivory Coast, among others. The language of instruction is French and the curriculum is based on the European model, in which students directly enroll in medical school upon completion of their secondary education and their undergraduate medical education continues for seven years. FSM has excellent support from Cheikh Anta Diop University’s Department of Infectious Disease.

Cheikh Anta Diop University has an excellent reputation as one of the top research institutions in the West Africa with a diverse and international student body, and research-oriented faculty in the Department of Infectious Disease. The university has high quality laboratory facilities for the study of HIV, TB, and malaria where students interested in infectious disease research may work. Medical students may participate in clinical rotations at one of two tertiary-care medical facilities while in Dakar. Fann Hospital and Hospital le Dantec are Cheikh Anta Diop University’s two teaching hospitals. Fourth-year visiting students may also have the opportunity to visit municipal medical facilities outside of the center of Dakar for short periods of time (1-3 days) where they may participate in primary care rotations.


Who: Medical Students - M1s and M4s 

What: Clinical Rotations

When: 4-week rotations year-round

Where: Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar - Dakar, Senegal

Administered by: The Center for Global Health