The EDC was founded in the year 1997 collectively with the establishment of the college of medicine (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences/International University of Africa) in that same year. At that time, it never occupied any physical space, but was functioning mainly as a unit that caters for the excellent achievement of student self-learning and also staff developmental skills. This was achieved through formal and standard training in medical education and curriculum development.


The unit was evolved into an integrated center in 2005 as a section within the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. In 2012 Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences was divided into several colleges. Now, the complex is serving the Faculty of Medicine in partnership with the rest of the health and medical faculties of International University of Africa (oral and dental health, pharmacy, nursing and medical laboratories).