The College of Medicine in the Republic of Malawi: towards sustainable staff development

@article{Zijlstra2007TheCO,
  title={The College of Medicine in the Republic of Malawi: towards sustainable staff development},
  author={Eduard Evert Zijlstra and Robert L Broadhead},
  journal={Human Resources for Health},
  year={2007},
  volume={5},
  pages={10 - 10}
}
BACKGROUND Malawi has a critical human resources problem particularly in the health sector. There is a severe shortage of doctors; there are only few medical specialists. The College of Medicine (COM) is the only medical school and was founded in 1991. For senior staff it heavily depends on expatriates. In 2004 the COM started its own postgraduate training programme (Master of Medicine) in the clinical specialties. METHODS We explore to what extent a brain drain took place among the COM… CONTINUE READING

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