Dr Reginald Matchaba-Hove

Executive Dean, Faculty Of Medicine

Welcome to the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, the newest faculty at the Midlands State University. After approval from the Medical and Dental Practitioners Council of Zimbabwe (MDPCZ), the faculty enrolled its first cohort of twenty students, eight females and 12 males, at the end of February 2016.  This small number allows for an excellent student – staff ratio. The faculty currently has one programme, the five-year undergraduate Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MB ChB) which follows the UZ regulations and curriculum. The programme focuses on the foundations of medicine including Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry and Behavioural Sciences, as well as intensive clinical training in all disciplines including Medicine, Anaesthesia, General Surgery and Obstetrics & Gynaecology. The faculty has clinicians forming the nucleus that is working with the Medical Superintendent of Gweru Provincial Hospital, to transform the public hospital into a teaching hospital. The faculty is highly indebted to the medical fraternity in the Midlands Province for their support. The introduction of the faculty will greatly enhance the provision of high quality public health and clinical services in the Midlands Province.

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