Exchange Conditions of UMMSA

Working Conditions
Languages
English
(Good)
Required
(Unknown)
Not Required
Languages Remarks
Most communication with patients during a ward round is made in the local language, Chichewa, but the assigned healthcare workers and local students will be available to translate to 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
Exchange students should have had at least 1 year of clinical exposure
Graduated students allowed
yes

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, 8 hours a day, 5 days per week
Dress code
Formal
What to Bring
Academic Quality
This is an academic based program that allows students from outside Malawi to get hands on experience with Tropical Medicine. This program shall also allow students to come across the challenges faced by developing nations and also how healthcare is managed in a resource-limited setting.
Nightshifts
yes
Special Remarks
If student wants to do a night shift, they are more than welcome to do so but this desire must be stated in advance so that arrangements can be made prior to the commencement of their exchange. Arrangements will need to be made to find appropriate supervision for the student(s).
Towns
Calendar

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Cities Remarks
Blantyre is home to Malawi’s biggest teaching hospital, Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (QECH). Being the main tertiary and teaching hospital in the southern region of Malawi, it has a huge catchment area meaning there are a lot of referrals to QECH and therefore a broad range of conditions are seen - from the most common to the very rare. This teaching hospital is home to medical students in their penultimate and final years of medical training, many specialists-in-training and consultant specialists, thereby making it a very rich learning environment.
Calendar Remarks
These are the periods that coincide with the teaching time of the academic calendar, thereby allowing exchange students to have a local student experience as well as having peers to interact with and learn from during the exchange.
Disciplines
Disciplines

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Disciplines Remarks
General
Pocket money
Boarding
- Hospital
- Student hostel
- Student flat
- Dormitory
Lodging
- Student hostel
- Host family
- Student flat
- Dormitory
Social Program
Cultural weekend events and attendance to clubs
Student with disabilities
Yes
Couples
yes
Link to ExPlore Page
Special Remarks
Elective students with special requirements are requested to notify us in advance so that we can arrange accordingly. Students with disabilities are most welcome but must also notify us in advance what kind of support they will need so that this may be arranged. The areas around the hospital and college campus are friendly for persons with disabilities, with corridors being the norm and where there are stairs, long ramps are also available to ease access to different places. If there is need for special transport this may also be arranged.
Application Form
Deadline
3Months
Unilateral fee
250 EUR
Payment details for unilateral fee
Payment in advance.
Bank account details shall be presented upon request.
Visa requirements
Different citizens have different visa requirements. Students will have to cross-check which category their country of origin falls under. It is advised that the students get visas from their nearest Malawian High Commission or Mission Post. In the case where a visa is failed to obtain prior to arrival, please inform UMMSA at least 2 weeks before your arrival date to assist with sorting out on arrival visas
Link to Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ website (or any other website that provides official information on visa)
Special Remarks
Card Of Documents
Standard documents
- Health Insurance
Format
- Card of Document
- Passport copy(*) 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
- Language certificate(*) 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
- Proof of Enrollment
Format
- Card of Document
Upon Arrival documents
- Health Insurance
Format
- Email
- Immunisation Record
Format
- Email
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
Hepatitis B & C
Yellow Fever
Cholera
Malaria Prophylaxis

Insurance
Health insurance is required and we recommend selecting one with an international coverage.
Accident insurance is also required and would be best if incorporated with the health insurance.
Travel insurance is not required by the NMO, however you are advised to obtain it for your own travel safety.
Liability insurance is not required for the elective. Malpractice insurance is not required for the elective.

Deadline
12 Weeks

Special remarks

Card of Acceptance
Deadline
8 Weeks
Special remarks
Card of Confirmation
Deadline
4 Weeks
Special remarks
Cancellations
Deadline
4 Weeks
Special remarks
Cancellations should be made not later than 1 month of start of elective date
Substitutions
Deadline
4 Weeks
Special remarks
Substitutions should be made not later than 1 month of start of elective date
Additional Information
Update Date
08/06/2018 03:23
Validation Date
08/05/2018 00:00
Special remarks
We hope you have the best time in your life in Malawi during the electives!