DOCTOR OF MEDICINE, PHARMACY & DENTISTRY (MD / MBBS) 7 YEARS.


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KIU America’s offers a Doctor of Medicine 7 year’s program in partnership with Gideon Robert University (GRU) www.gideonrobertuniversity.com in Lusaka Zambia. The university is one of the leading private institutions of higher learning in Zambia registered under Higher Education Act number 4 of the laws of Zambia through the Ministry of Higher Education, Certificate of registration number HEA/033 to offer university standard education, located in the capital city of Lusaka. Gideon Robert University is also accredited to Health Professions council of Zambia to offer Diplomas in Clinical Medical Sciences, Certificate number 0032/01. Student study at our GRU campus and carry out clinical training in different countries of their interest.

KIU America and Gideon Robert University are bound together by cooperation act number KIU003/17/AAC.

What do we mean by Doctor of Medicine?

Medical Doctors or Bachelors of Medicine Bachelors of Surgery (MDs / MBBS) are physicians who work in hospitals, clinics, medical centers, or private practices. MDs treat people for illnesses and injuries. They also prescribe medications, order diagnostic tests, diagnose ailments, and record patient information. Doctors of medicine often have a specialization such as general practice, gynecology, dermatology, pediatric medicine, orthopedics, or many others. All surgeons are medical doctors.

Medical doctors’ jobs vary by specialty and work environment. While emergency room physicians will work in fast-pace, high-stress environments, many family doctors are able to set their own schedules in a private medical care practice. Helping people in illness and injury can be very rewarding, but the job can be stressful and carry an emotional toll, as well.

Career Requirements

Degree Level Doctorate
Degree Field Medicine
Licensure/Certification U.S. Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) for state licensure; board certification by the ABMS is optional for those wishing to practice in USA and Zambian Medical Council Examination Board. However graduates might write certification examinations following the laws of their country of practice or work.
Experience Most doctors complete four years clinical training and  a residency that lasts at least three years (6-7 years)
Key Skills Able to pay attention to detail; empathy, critical thinking, physical stamina, leadership, and communication skills; knowledge of medical software, Microsoft Excel, accounting software; ability to use a variety of medical and diagnostic equipment such as Ophthalmoscopes
Mean Salary (2015) $197,700 annually (for all physicians and surgeons) (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Become a Medical Doctor, Dentist or Pharmacist

There are five steps to become a medical doctor.

Step 1: Earn a Bachelor’s Degree

in Medicine (MD / MBBS)Most medical school applicants complete a bachelor’s degree program before they apply to medical school. Students can choose a variety of majors for undergraduate study; however, students should be sure that their course load includes a significant amount of science studies. Students are also expected to complete undergraduate work in the social sciences, English, and mathematics.

Here’s a success tip: Applicants will have to take the KIU Medical College Entrance Test (KIU-MCET) which is equivalent to the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT). The MCAT performance scores are required by almost all U.S. medical schools. Content areas that are tested on the MCAT include biology, general chemistry, organic chemistry, and physics. Non Zambian residents will have to take an online test which the examination process will be communicated to the candidates.

Step 2: Complete Medical School

Medical school takes six to seven years to complete. In the first three years students take general studies in medical Sciences (Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Immunology, Biophysics, Pharmacology, etc.). In the fourth and fifth year, students take foundational coursework in the practice of medicine, pathology, bodily systems and diseases. During the last two years of medical school, students rotate through various hospital specialty departments and gain experience in patient care under faculty supervision. Students must also pass a series of examinations in their final year, which may include the Medical Licensing Examination.

Step 3: Complete a Residency

Individuals choose residency programs based on their career interests. These programs usually last from three to eight years and cover general medical principles and specific medical specialties. Residents perform a variety of extensive duties, such as conducting physical exams, taking patient histories, attending conferences and interpreting lab information. The National Resident Matching Program uses individual preferences to match residency applicants to programs.

Step 4: Obtain Licensure

Before practicing medicine, all doctors must obtain a license. To qualify for licensure, candidates must earn a degree from an accredited medical school. Candidates are also required to complete a residency program and pass the Medical Licensing Examination or Medical Council Examination (MLE / MCE) of their respective countries of practice. Each country has different requirements to become licensed.

Here’s a success tip: continue education after receiving a license. Continuing education is required before doctors can renew their licenses. Licensure renewal is usually required every couple of years in some countries. The specific education requirements and time restrictions vary by state.

Step 5: Earn Certification in a Specialty Area

Earning a specialty certification is not required, but it may increase employment opportunities. Certification in a specialty is voluntary and involves an extensive process of evaluations and assessments. Doctors who wish to keep their certification must continue their education before testing for certification renewal in the specialty of their interest. Duration of Specialization varies with specialty selected e.g. gynecology, pediatrics, neurosurgeon, anesthesiology, psychiatry, etc.

KIU equally offers a second cycle (FOUR YEARS) for bachelor’s degree holders in the field of health sciences (nursing, biomedical sciences, pharmacy, physiotherapy, radiology etc.) and sciences (biochemistry, microbiology, molecular biology etc.). Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.5/4.0. Applicants are enrolled for a 4 year clinical training.

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR ENROLMENT

For High School Graduates

  • Signed motivation letter written by the applicant stating your reasons for choosing   the program of study.
  • Copy of secondary and high school certificates,  and transcripts
  • Copy of international passport or ID card
  • Two reference letters (one academic and one family)  mailed directly to the school (medical@kesmondsuniversity.org)
  • Passport photograph (4x) on a white background.
  • Application fees $100 USD (NB: Application fee is only paid when documents have been accepted)
  • Tuition and Accommodation $3600 / year

 

Bachelor’s Degree Holders:

  • Signed motivation letter written by the applicant stating your reasons for choosing the program of study.
  • Copy of secondary and high school certificates, and transcripts
  • Copy of undergraduate degree or attestation or its equivalence,
  • Copies of undergraduate transcripts attesting you have completed at least 180 credits
  • Copy of international passport or ID card
  • Copy of CV
  • Attestation of service showing prove of experience in the health related or science related field.
  • Two reference letters (one academic and one professional) mailed directly to the school (medical@kesmondsuniversity.org)
  • Passport photograph (4x) on a white background.
  • Application fees $100 USD. (NB: Application fee is only paid when documents have been accepted)
  • Tuition and Accommodation $3600 / year