About US


 The Institute of Applied Medical Sciences, (IAMS) was conceived by Michael A.G. Boyo, Medical Laboratory Technology lecturer at the University of Buea, Soppo Ngwa USA, and Anthony Boyo USA, and founded by the former, to reduce the rate of unemployment among nurses, medical laboratory personnel and other allied health professionals in Cameroon. We held seminars in 2002, 2003 and 2004 to sensitize unemployed and underemployed nurses in Cameroon about job prospects for nurses in the USA and train them to take the CGFNS/NCLEX-RN examination, a requirement for foreign trained nurses wishing to work in the USA. In keeping with continuous progress in academic pursuits, we opened our doors to train first level general nurses and medical laboratory technicians to Associate Degree level in 2005 and 2007 respectively.

 In 2007 and 2008, we won a British Council grant to develop a pre-registration nursing curriculum in Cameroon and were accredited by the Minister of Higher Education to train HND Nurses and Allied Health Professionals in Cameroon respectively. We extended in 2012, to include the Higher Institute of Applied Engineering and Business Studies (HIAEBS) with strong emphasis on entrepreneurship.We are officially in partnership with the University of Buea, University of East Anglia and University of Texas Medical Branch to train for Bachelor’s Degrees in Nursing and Allied Health Professions and Brookline College USA for Masters in Nursing Education.

 Gwendoline Mochia Toh-Boyo, Anembom Patricia, Pamela Akem, and Esoh Godfrey Nji all made sure our humble start was a family one.


Our Vision is to be the most outstanding Private Higher Education Institution in Cameroon, by 2020.


Deliver curricula and programmes on campus and online which directly meet Cameroon’s job and developmental market with a strong emphasis on entrepreneurship to a diverse and enlarge group of individuals. To move towards our vision, we will implement strategic objectives that will be centred around our 7Ps indicators of success. 


Quality, Excellence, Diversity, Opportunity Creation shall guide everything we do up to 2020.

We are going to know that we have achieved our vision when we deliver our 7P indicators of success:

Perspectives: We complete our current infrastructure (Main Block, Recreation Block, Play Ground and Guess Students’ Lodge) with broadband internet and ultramodern teaching and learning facilities

People: We register at least 1500 students per academic year and all our staff has access to our Intrapreneurship, Car, Medical Insurance, Housing and Family plans.

Programmes: Each programme has a student training plan with 100% student employment or entrepreneurship and career development

Pass Score: Our course pass score becomes 70%

Processes: When we have our teaching and learning, research, outreach, and business processes in place with emphasis on 100% customer satisfaction in the following order of priority: students, employers, parents/guardians, and community members

Projects: When each Department serves as an incubator for projects that will deliver sustainable employment to their graduates

Proceeds: We have a high cash turnover to support students’ start-ups.


Malingo Street/Lysoka Road Wokaka

CCAST Junction Buea Road, Kumba.

First Floor Cooperative Njindom Cooperative Building Fons Street Junction,Bamenda.