College of Medicine

2013/2014 ACADEMIC YEAR INTAKE FOR COLLEGE OF MEDICINE – FOR BSc IN IN ANAESTHESIA AND INTENSIVE CARE AND BSc GENERAL SURGERY FOR CLINICAL OFFICERS

The College of Medicine is inviting applications from eligible clinical officers, for selection into a BSc in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care and BSc in General Surgery. These are three year BSc programs comprised of module courses at College of Medicine, Central hospitals and on the job training.

1.         BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (BSc) IN ANAESTHESIA AND INTENSIVE CARE

Programme Description: 

The BSc Programme in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care is a new clinical specialty  degree course comprising of an initial six month period spent at the College of Medicine, Blantyre, followed by 18 months at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital. The final year will be (depending on whether the candidate is an anaesthetic clinical officer or clinical officer) based at Kamuzu Central Hospital, Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, Zomba Central Hospital or a district hospital.

Entry requirements:

Interested candidates should have:

  1. MSCE, “O” Level, IGCSE or GCE with 6 credits including English Language and Mathematics.
  2. A Diploma in Clinical Medicine or its equivalent from a recognized institution.
  3. At least two years working experience as a clinical officer providing anaesthesia and other clinical care at a central hospital, district hospital or rural hospital.
  4. Candidates should further demonstrate evidence of leadership skills, excellent communication skills, commitment and experience of doing the degree programme of their choice, ability to work under pressure, dedication to extremely ill and severely injured patients, excellence in data recording and record keeping, academic capacity and potential.

2.         BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN GENERAL SURGERY FOR CLINICAL OFFICERS

Programme Description:

This is a 3 years full-time programme that will be delivered at College of Medicine.

Entry requirements:  interested candidates should have:

  1. MSCE, “O” Level, IGCSE or GCE with 6 credits including English Language and Mathematics.
  2. A Diploma in Clinical Medicine or its equivalent from a recognized institution.
  1. At least two years working experience as clinical officer providing surgical and other clinical care at a district or rural hospital.

Tuition fee:

The tuition fee for both programmes is K550,000.00 per academic year

Scholarship:

A limited number of scholarships to cover tuition are available for few deserving candidates.

Application Procedure

Application forms can be obtained on written request or in person from the following addresses:

UNIVERSITY OFFICE – ZOMBA COLLEGE OF MEDICINE – BLANTYRE
The University Registrar The Registrar
Attention: Admissions Office Attention: Assistant Registrar (Academic)
University Office College of Medicine
PO Box 278 Private Bag 360
Zomba Chichiri
Malawi Blantyre 3
Tel: + 265 (0) 1 524 060 Tel: + 265 (0) 1 871 911
Fax +265 (0) 1 524 760 Fax +265 (0) 1 874 700

 Applicants are strictly required to deposit a non-refundable application fee of K5, 250.00 for Malawian applicants to the following Standard Bank of Malawi account: Account Name UNIMA Entrance Examination, Account Number 0140061008400, Branch Zomba Branch, Swift Code SBICMWMX

Applicants are further required to send their application forms together with the following supporting documents:

  1. Certified copies of certificates and authenticated academic transcript from a college or examining body.
  1. Supporting letter from sponsor or guarantor or proof of availability of funds to sustain the training.
  1. Copy of bank deposit slip showing name of applicant and proof of payment of an appropriate application fee.
  1. Reference letter from the current employer showing proof of required work experience
  1. Curriculum vitae (CV) with names and contact details of three referees.

Duly completed application forms together with relevant supporting documents should be sent to The University Registrar, Attention: Admissions Office, University Office P.O. Box 278 Zomba and not to any constituent college of the University of Malawi.
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CLOSING DATE FOR RECEIVING APPLICATIONS IS FRIDAY, 30th AUGUST 2013.