The College of Medicine (CoM) was established in 1991 as a constituent college of the University of Malawi with a mission “to be an academic centre of excellence in the training of doctors and other health professionals in clinical service and medical research, responsive to the health needs of Malawi and its neighbours within the Southern African region”. Through postgraduate training, CoM expects to develop and mentor clinicians, public health practitioners and scientists who will become leaders and game-changers in their areas of speciality to transform the health sector in Malawi and globally. In pursuit of its mission, the CoM is inviting applications from suitably qualified candidates to undergo training in the following postgraduate programs:
These are 4-year medical specialty training programs in the following areas:
Scholarships: With funding from several agencies, highly competitive scholarships are available for applicants interested in the following specialties; Paediatrics & Child Health (6), General Surgery (1), ENT (1), Ophthalmology (1), Obstetrics & Gynaecology (8), Family Medicine (3), Psychiatry (4), and Internal Medicine (4). In Internal Medicine, there will be opportunities to study in the United Kingdom in salaried training posts in the final 2 years of the training program. Details, terms and conditions for these scholarships are available from the relevant CoM Heads of Departments who can be contacted through the Postgraduate Administrative Assistant (firstname.lastname@example.org). Applicants interested in Internal Medicine should contact Dr Jane Mallewa (email@example.com).
The CoM receives applications all year round. However, the deadline for receiving applications is Friday 7th April 2017 for the MMed admissions scheduled for 1st September 2017. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interviews to be conducted on 2nd and 3rd May 2017
These are 5 years surgical specialty training programs offered by College of Surgeons of East Central and Southern Africa (COSECSA). The first 2 years of the training programme are common to all surgical subspecialties leading to a membership qualification. The subsequent 3 years are subspecialty specific leading to a fellowship qualification in the following areas:
Fellowship training programs in General surgery and Orthopaedics will be conducted at either Kamuzu Central Hospital or Queen Elizabeth Central hospital, while ENT, Paediatric Surgery and Plastic Surgery will only be conducted at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital. With funding from the Norwegian Government training scholarships are available for those who are successfully enrolled into the COSECSA programmes.
The CoM receives applications all year round. COSECSA candidates can begin training at any time of the year but must be registered by 31st March.
This is a 2-year block-release program. Applicants may choose to major in Health Management, Bioethics, Epidemiology, Reproductive Health, Nutrition or Health Informatics. Students may graduate with a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health if they complete all coursework BUT do not submit a dissertation.
The College receives applications all year round. However, for the September 2017 intake we will only consider applications received before the end of 28th February 2017.
This is a 2-year research or online MSc programme for aspiring biomedical scientists, social scientists or health practitioners interested to pursue a career in the broad area of antibiotic stewardship and conservation, with specific interest in Medicine, Pharmacy, Pharmacology, Epidemiology, Laboratory Sciences, Nursing and Social Science.
Candidates for the research-based MSc will be jointly supervised by faculty from the University of Malawi, University of KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa) and University of Tromso (Norway). Candidates for on-line MSc will spend at least 18 months undertaking online coursework followed by a 12 months of research project implementation. Details of this programme are available on the CoM website (www.medcol.mw)
Suitably qualified individuals should indicate, in their application letter, their preferred area of study. Limited scholarships (i.e. waiver of tuition fees and support for material costs) are available, particularly for female students and students living with disabilities.
The deadline for receiving MSc applications is Friday 7th April 2017 for admissions scheduled for 1st September 2017. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interviews to be conducted on 2nd and 3rd May 2017.
These are postgraduate degree programs by research (2 years for MPhil; 3-4 years for PhD). Candidates may apply to be considered for (a) the University of Malawi PhD degree program or (b) the Joint College of Medicine-University of Liverpool PhD degree programs.
Applicants are strongly advised to have preliminary discussions with the relevant Heads of academic departments at CoM or Project Directors to enable matching of prospective student to supervisors or research groups and to develop research concepts before submitting an application. Applicants without approved research concepts and/or supervisors will not be shortlisted. Those applying for PhDs within the Department of Public Health should contact Dr Gertrude Chapotera (firstname.lastname@example.org) and are encouraged to visit the school website for potential supervisors on http://sphfm.medcol.mw/sphfm/.
The CoM accepts MPhil/PhD applications all year round but candidates can commence their studies on 1st January, 1st April, 1st July and 1st October each year.
Scholarship opportunities: Highly competitive MPhil/PhD fellowships are available to applicants who would like to conduct HIV Implementation research. Interested applicants should get details, terms and conditions of the fellowships from Prof Victor Mwapasa (email@example.com) or Prof Mina Hosseinipour (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Starting from this year (2017) and for the next five years, the African Centre of Excellence in Public Health and Herbal Medicine (ACEPHEM) will be facilitating the recruitment and training of MPH students interested to pursue research projects in the following areas: herbal medicine; injury; adolescent and urban health. Partial scholarships will be available to deserving candidates. Interested applicants should contact Prof Adamson S. Muula (email@example.com) or Dr Fanuel Lampiao (firstname.lastname@example.org)
A non-refundable application fee of MK10000.00 for Malawians and $300.00 for non-Malawians.
Payment should be made to:
COM POSTGRADUATE POOL
NATIONAL BANK OF MALAWI
ACCOUNT NUMBER : 698881
Application forms that do not meet the requirements stated above will not be processed.
Completed application should be sent:
College of Medicine
Private Bag 360
Blantyre 3, Malawi
Attention: Assistant Registrar (Academic)
Tel: + 265 (0) 1 874 107, Fax +265 (0) 1 874 700