Do you like to help in training of FPs? See the page on: volunteering as FP in Malawi). The Department of FM invites tropical doctors / Family Practitioners to help in Mangochi as staff. Click here for more info on work or contact the present HoD John Parks.
Recent info on FM in Malawi you find in their latest newsletter and previous newsletters (2017).
The FM-department started a crowd funding campaign for the FM-training.
WONCA has a report on their achievements.
Barbara Swarthout – Ten Kate, together with Miriam van Goor teach in The Department of Family Medicine of the College of Medicine in Blantyre, Malawi together with John Parks, who is HoD and Prosper Lutale, who is Deputee HoD. The department has started training undergraduate medical students in 2011 .
Four groups of 25 medical students (4th year) do a 6-week rotation through the department: 1 week lectures, 4 weeks district hospital and 1 week reflection / exams. This rotation is evaluated as one of the best in the entire curriculum.
The 4 year postgraduate specialist training (MMed) started in January 2015 with the first cohort of 3 Malawian post-graduate Family Medicine registrars based at Mangochi District Hospital. A 2nd cohort started in 2016 and postgraduate training was expanded to Nkhoma Mission hospital, and a 3rd cohort is anticipated to start in November 2017.
The aim is to have 2 Family Physicians in each of the 28 district hospitals of the country. Dioraphte (Henk van Stokkom) supports the FM-training.
Read the Medicus Tropicus special edition of the Dutch contribution.