The College of Medicine (CoM) was established in 1991 as a constituent college within the University of Malawi (UNIMA). It is the only medical school in Malawi. The CoM has gradually grown from a program with an intake of 10-15 students per year and a handful of Malawian faculty, to a program with a medical student intake of on average 60 per year with 110 faculty members, of whom approximately 67% are Malawians. To date the college has graduated over 250 medical doctors. The CoM recently commenced undergraduate courses in Pharmacy and Medical Laboratory Technology in 2006.
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This is a newsletter from the University of Malawi, College of Medicine Department of Family Medicine
We are excited to share with you our January Newsletter
On January 27-28 the College of Medicine hosted a NCD BRITE Research Priorities meeting. This gave us an opportunity to discuss and refine research in implementation science and non-communicable disease.
We celebrate the donation of an ultrasound machine at Mangochi District Hospital. This was a generous gift through Dr Annet Hofland and the fundraising of friends and family. This will improve the care in maternity ward.
We are excited to welcome Dr Carol Humphry who is based in Mangochi. This was made possible through our partnership with Seed Global Health.
We are excited to share with you a documentary we prepared as we continue to advocate for Family Medicine in Malawi.
Palliative Care Corner
Palliative Care students are currently on district placements. The students are learning about palliative care in Mangochi, Salima (Ndi Moyo), and Nkhoma.
In February, we are anticipating a new doctor who will assist us with teaching, through our partnership with Tweega.