A delegation from the Medical and Dental Practitioners Council of Zimbabwe (MDPCZ) is currently touring the Midlands State University Medical School as part of a mandatory inspection of facilities at the country’s newest medical school.
The two-day tour that commenced on Tuesday 28 February 2017 will see the team inspecting laboratory, Information Communication Technology and library facilities at the Medical school as well as interacting with students and staff in the Faculty of Medicine in order to get a first hand appreciation of the state of the Faculty.
Prior to inspecting the Medical School, the MDPCZ delegation paid a courtesy call on the Midlands State University Vice Chancellor, Professor Victor Ngonidzashe Muzvidziwa and senior members of the University’s Administrative staff who included the Pro Vice Chancellor (Business Development and Administration), Professor K. H. Wekwete, the University Librarian, Ms. N.P Chibanda, the Bursar, Mr. A. Zvandasara, the Registrar Mr. E Mupfiga and the Assistant to the Vice Chancellor, Mrs. I. Mangoma.
In his welcome address, Professor Muzvidziwa expressed his gratitude to the MDPCZ delegation for embarking on the tour, noting that the tour would be beneficial to Midlands State University as the institution continues to make strides in establishing a fully fledged Medical School in the long term. The Acting Vice Chancellor highlighted that the University appreciates the guidance and recommendations provided not only by the MDPCZ but also by colleagues at the University of Zimbabwe aimed at improving standards at the MSU Medical School.
The tour to the MSU Medical School by the MDPCZ is the second by the delegation since the Medical School was established, with the maiden tour having taken place in October 2015. The MDPCZ delegation will also tour medical facilities in Gweru in order to assess their preparedness to handle clinical studies by students in the Faculty of Medicine.