Call for applications for postgraduate programmes at the college of medicine

A. Masters in Medicine (MMed) Programs
College of Medicine (CoM) is inviting applications from suitably qualified candidates to pursue the following 4 year speciality training programs:
1. Master in Medicine in General Surgery
2. Master in Medicine in Internal Medicine
3. Master in Medicine in Ophthalmology
4. Master in Medicine in Orthopaedics
5. Master in Medicine in Paediatrics and Child Health
6. Master in Medicine in Anaesthesia
7. Master in Medicine in Psychiatry
The MMed programs start in March and September each year. The College receives applications all year round however will only consider those received by 30th November and 31st May for March and September intakes respectively. [However for March 2013 intake only, applications received until 18th January 2013 will be considered]

Admission Requirements
1. Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) or its equivalent from any recognized university
2. Be registered with the Malawi Medical Council as a Medical Practitioner

Scholarships
MMed Ophthalmology: There are three (3) scholarships which cover tuition and upkeep allowance for intake of March 2013. These include the Professor Moses Chirambo Memorial, Sight Savers and Ministry of Health scholarships. Candidates are requested in their cover letter to indicate if they would like to be considered for a scholarship.

B. Master in Public Health (MPH) Program
College of Medicine is inviting applications from suitably qualified candidates to pursue a 2-year block-release Master in Public Health program.Those admitted into the MPH program may choose to specialise in Health management, Bioethics, Epidemiology or Health Informatics. The College receives applications all year round however will only consider those received by 31st May for the September intake.

Admission Requirements
1. Bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject from any recognized university
2. At least two years of work experience in a relevant field is essential
3. Research experience or scientific publications are desirable
4. Candidates interested in health informatics should have experience in information technology and have to indicate this area of interest on the application form

C. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Program
College of Medicine is inviting applications from suitably qualified candidates to pursue Master of Philosophy (MPhil) degree and/or Doctor of Philosophy degree (PhD) programs. These are postgraduate degree programs by research (2 years for MPhil; 4 years for PhD). Candidates may apply to be considered for a) the CoM PhD degree program or b) the Joint College of Medicine-University of Liverpool PhD degree programs.

Admission Requirements
1. Masters degree in a relevant subject from any recognized university or;
2. A medical degree or its equivalent, or appropriate Honours degree in the First or Upper Second Division in a relevant discipline
The College receives applications all year round. Interested candidates are strongly advised to have preliminary discussions with the PhD Coordinator or the respective Head of Department where the training would be take place before submitting an application.

D. Applications for all programs should include:
1. A completed postgraduate application form available at www.medcol.mwor CoM Registry
2. Sealed academic transcripts
3. Authenticated copies of academic certificates
4. Authenticated copies of professional registration certificates where applicable
5. Letter of release from employers (if employed)
6. Proof of funding (e.g. sponsorship agreement letter). Where applicants intend to sponsor themselves, copies of appropriate financial records must be submitted e.g. bank reference
7. Reference letters (one academic and one professional)
8. A non-refundable application fee of MK6,000 for Malawians and US $300 for non-Malawians

Download the application form

Completed application should be sent to:
The Registrar
Attention: Assistant Registrar (Academic)
College of Medicine
Private Bag 360
Chichiri
Blantyre 3
Tel: + 265 (0) 1 874 107, Fax +265 (0) 1 874 700
E-mail: admissions@medcol.mw