By Sydney Gokomere
Gweru, November 30, 2016 – THE Midlands State University (MSU) School of Medicine opened in January this year with the enrolment of its first students, acting vice chancellor, Victor Muzvidziwa has said.
Speaking at the MSU graduation ceremony last Friday, Muzvidziwa said the higher learning institution has attracted experienced staff in the medical profession to teach its students.
“The faculty of medicine, which enrolled its first cohort of students this year, is attracting some of the country’s doyens in the medical profession to impart knowledge to our enthusiastic students,” Muzvidziwa said.
The Gweu based institution becomes the third state university to offer medicine degrees after the University of Zimbabwe and National University of Science and Technology in Bulawayo.
The university has already purchased state of the art medical equipment from China to be used not only for teaching and research but also medical tests on patients.
Midlands province is set to benefit as medical specimens from the province, which used to be sent to Harare and Bulawayo, will be dealt with at the MSU medical faculty enhancing the health service delivery system in the region.