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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN HIV MEDICINE

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:

POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN HIV MEDICINE

HIV continues to be a major health issue in Malawi. Malawi aims to control the HIV epidemic by the year 2030. To achieve this, trained health care workers are needed. The PG diploma is a one and half-year part-time course which will train clinicians to specialist level in HIV Medicine who will provide HIV care at advanced level.

Scholarships:

15 Competitive bursaries are available for successful candidates covering tuition fees and stipend.

Applicants interested should contact Dr Jane Mallewa (jmallewa@medcol.mw).

Admission Requirements

Minimum of a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing, Bachelor of Science in a clinical field (Paediatrics and Child Health, Internal Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Anaesthesia and ICU) or a medical degree (MBBS). Additionally, the students should hold an MOH ART provider certification or equivalent and be registered by the medical or nursing councils of Malawi

Closing date: 28th September 2018

Start Date of Studies: 7 January 2019

Applications for all postgraduate programs should include:

  1. A completed postgraduate application form. The forms are available at www.medcol.mw/application-forms/or CoM Central 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)

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

CHICHIRI BRANCH

ACCOUNT NUMBER : 698881

CURRENT ACCOUNT

Application forms that do not meet the requirements stated above will not be processed.

Completed application should be sent:

The Registrar

College of Medicine

Private Bag 360

Chichiri

Blantyre 3, Malawi

Attention: Assistant Registrar (Academic)

Tel: + 265 (0) 1 874 107, Fax +265 (0) 1 874 700

E-mail: admissions@medcol.mw

Copy: postgraduateadmin@medcol.mw