Exchange Conditions of ZiMSA

Working Conditions
Languages
English
(Good)
Required
Shona
(Good)
Not Required
Languages Remarks
Most patients can communicate in both Shona and English
Clerkship Type
- Clinical Clerkship
A clinical clerkship is defined as the rotation of a student in a clinical department of a hospital or clinic, such as Dermatology and Pediatrics.
Required level of studies
It is required that an applicant be eligible for an elective with their institution of learning.
Graduated students allowed
No

Even if accepted by the hosting country, students must be still enrolled in university by the time the Application Form is sent.
Clerkship Duration
4 weeks, 5 hours a day, 5 days per week
Dress code
Casual
What to Bring
- White coat
- Stethoscope
- Lamp
- Reflex Hammer
- Surgical Scrubs
- Tape measure
- Hand sanitizer
Academic Quality
Only undergraduate students will be accepted for the clinical clerkship. Students will be attached to a firm with a consultant and registrars, who will be responsible for teaching and tutoring the student. Students can also attend lectures and seminars but will not be allowed to sit for exams.
Nightshifts
yes
Special Remarks
The working hours (from 5 to 8 hours a day) and night shifts will be determined by the chosen disciplines and the respective lecturers.
Towns
Calendar

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Cities Remarks
Calendar Remarks
Elective attachments are available throughout the year except during holiday periods.
Disciplines
Disciplines

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Disciplines Remarks
General
Pocket money
None
Boarding
- Hospital
Lodging
- Student hostel
- Host family
Social Program
We will provide the students with a social programme. Only one of the available activities will be offered free of charge and students will have to pay for the rest if they wish to attend.
Student with disabilities
No
Couples
No
Link to ExPlore Page
Special Remarks
Application Form
Deadline
4Months
Unilateral fee
750 USD
Payment details for unilateral fee
Our county's banking system is currently undergoing an overhaul and the best method of payment is via Western Union to the Zimbabwe Medical Students Association Treasurer General.
Visa requirements
VISA: 
Obtaining a visa is the responsibility of each student. We do not obtain visas for the students. Zimbabwean visas can be obtained from the embassy in your country. Please make sure of the conditions for a visa before you embark on your exchange. Please visit the Zimbabwe Ministry of foreign affairs website for more information: www.zimimmigration.gov.zw
Applicants are grouped into three categories. Group A nationalities do need need a visa to enter the country. Group B nationalities can obtain a visa in arrival. Group C nationalities have to obtain a visa before arrival and this can be done online.
Our local committee will provide invitation letters if required.
If the students need a visa to enter our country, they need to apply for a touristic visa. Upon arrival, they will get a temporary study permit as described below.

Temporary Student Permit:
A letter to the Immigration Office will be given to the student on or before arrival. Students must call to the Electives Office in the first instance. Upon arrival in Zimbabwe, the student is required to collect personally his/her permit from the Immigration Department, Nelson Mandela Avenue (between first and second streets) 2nd Floor Liquenda House, after payment of US$80,00 (subject to change)
Link to Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ website (or any other website that provides official information on visa)
Special Remarks
All acceptance relies on the available space, and the placements will be done on a first come, first serve basis.

MEDICAL AND DENTAL PRACTITIONER'S COUNCIL OF ZIMBABWE (MDPCZ) REGISTRATION:

Every student is required to register with MDPCZ. Students can register online www.mdpcz.co.zw. The registration fee is US$150 (subject to change).
Card Of Documents
Standard documents
- Motivation Letter for Department 1(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
Format
- Card of Document
- Photo(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
Format
- Card of Document
- Motivation Letter for Department 2(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
Format
- Card of Document
- Motivation Letter for Department 3(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
Format
- Card of Document
- Motivation Letter for Department 4(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
Format
- Card of Document
- Recommendation Letter(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
Format
- Card of Document
- Passport copy
Format
- Card of Document
- Proof of Enrollment(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
Format
- Card of Document
- SCOPE Terms and Conditions(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
Format
- Card of Document
Special documents
- MDPCZ Proof of Registration
Format
- Paper
Upon Arrival documents
- X-Ray
Format
- Paper
- Health Insurance
Format
- Paper
- Health Insurance
Format
- Paper
The standard documents are the basic documents that the students are asking for and the special documents are less important, as only some Local Committees ask for them. So it's mandatory to upload the standard documents, but not the special ones. (Students do it when asked for by the LEO/NEO.)
The upon arrival documents are hard copies documents that the students are requested to take with them in the host country.”
Immunization requirements
There are no specific immunization requirements to enter the country except when traveling from a country with a particular outbreak. The CDC and WHO do however recommend getting vaccinated against the following; hepatitis A, hepatitis B, cholera, yellow fever, rabies, meningitis, polio, measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), Tdap(tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis), chicken pox, shingles, pneumonia and influenza.

Insurance
It is recommended for every student to have health and personal accident insurance for the entire elective period. They have to get it from their own country. 
We do not require the Travel insurance or the Malpractice insurance. If the students still wish to have them,they can arrange it in their own country as it can not be arranged in Zimbabwe
Vaccination:
-Hepatitis B is recommended 
-It is advisable to start a course of anti- malaria tablets before arrival.

Deadline
Weeks

Special remarks
Recommendation letter: Should be from the dean or one of the student's professors.

XRay:
 It is a requirement of the Immigration Authorities that a student should be able to produce on entry to this country, a current Radiological Certificate certifying freedom from Tuberculosis.


Card of Acceptance
Deadline
8 Weeks
Special remarks
Card of Confirmation
Deadline
4 Weeks
Special remarks
Failure to send card of confirmation before the deadline will result in the elective being cancelled. Confirmation of acceptance must be returned with confirmed dates and details of flights
Cancellations
Deadline
4 Weeks
Special remarks
No refund will be entertained should you fail to come after having paid the administration charges.
Substitutions
Deadline
4 Weeks
Special remarks
Substituted students will not be allowed to select different disciplines from the ones initially applied for.
Additional Information
Update Date
07/15/2020 20:27
Validation Date
08/31/2018 00:00
Special remarks