About SCIMD Our Mission

Our Mission

Message from the Dean

As SCIMD College of Medicine progresses into its second decade, we continue to promote Prof. Iba Mar Diop’s vision of academic institution presenting truly integral learning devoted to combining the intellectual insights of the developing and developed world.

Courses offered at SCIMD College of Medicine are at the forefront of academic knowledge and are taught by enthusiastic and encouraging faculty that creates an excellent environment of learning. Our main focus is to provide quality education, which will help students to achieve basic and advanced medical knowledge to develop their insights into clinical practice.

We are here to pass our knowledge, impart skills, and application capabilities to next generation and we achieve this by blending traditional and modern methods of learning; class-room based lectures, group discussions, seminars, problem based learning, literature search, one to one clinical teaching at the bedside, in the clinic and in the office. By utilizing the considerable skills and talents of both of our basic and clinical science faculty, we are able to achieve our target of creating a perfect and healthy learning environment.

We are one of the few medical institutions which offer courses in two different languages; French and English, opening the doors for more and more interested and committed students to transform their dreams into becoming competent medical doctors.

Recent developments at SCIMD College of Medicine will offer enormous flexibility to the medical students to take the advantage of learning environment at UK, Senegal and US.

Successful completion of the MD program enables our graduates to obtain residency programs ranging from a primary care to highly specialized medical practice; and eventually to achieve their fullest potential as clinicians, academics, and public health workers.

We create the “Environment for Learning”.


Mission Statement:

The mission of St. Christopher Iba Mar Diop College of Medicine is to educate caring and skilled physicians who are in turn equipped to provide health care that is responsible, competent, humane, ethical and state of the art.


The College as a not-for-profit organization aims to provide a professional and ethical service to our clients. In order to demonstrate our intentions, we endeavor the following quality objectives:

  • To train physicians who are able to work as a member of a health team to provide for their community and are aware of legal, social and cultural problems relating to varying health environments.
  • To train physicians who will be sympathetic and sensitive to medical issues concerning others, while demonstrating the highest levels of professionalism.
  • To train physicians those are eager to integrate ethical, biomedical and behavioral knowledge to promote the health and well being of patients and communities.