Government tertiary hosp; main teaching hospital for University of Malawi College of Medicine. This is a relatively huge complex, located in central Blantyre, within a short walking distance of the College of Medicine. It acts as the referral hospital from all districts surrounding Blantyre.
The hospital contains all the major departments one might see in any tertiary facility, although both equipment and supplies are often in serious shortage. There are 3 general theatres, 1 orthopaedic theatre, 2 Obs & Gynae theatres, 2 ophthalmology theatres, a burns/plastics theatre, 2 emergency/trauma theatres, a 4 bed ICU unit and CT/MRI and standard X ray facilities.
Teaching for both under graduate, post graduate and all major disciplines of medicine.
All specialists needed and welcomed. Opportunity for teaching post-graduates and undergraduates. Elective students welcome including nursing and physiotherapy and should apply through the Dean of undergraduate studies.
Qualified doctors and surgeons should contact the appropriate head of department.
he hospital is located within a short distance from the main airport near Blantyre. Visitors can enquire through the Dean of Undergraduates.
Available on site. Cost is variable and an information pack is available on application.
hree months is optimal for learning the local and hospital culture and being most effective, but length of stay will largely depend on the visitor. Will welcome shorter stay but at least 4 weeks is helpful.
A tourist visa is required for Malawi for UK visitors, but a temporary employment permit must be obtained for stays of more than three months. To view more information, click on this link.
Email Dean of Undergraduate studies. At college of medicine website at http://www.medcol.mw/
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