Faculty of MEDICINE AND SURGERY
Faculty of Pre-Medical Sciences
Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery Science
Faculty of Medical Radiation Sciences
Faculty of Health Sciences
Faculty of Pharmacy, Nutrition and Dietetics
Dr Yotham Phiri
(BSc (Hb), MBChB, M.Med (Surgery)
Dean Faculty of Medicine and Surgery
It is with great pleasure and a profound sense of responsibility that I address each one of you as the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. As we embark on another academic year, I extend my warmest greetings and heartfelt appreciation for your continued dedication and commitment to excellence in medical education and research.
Our esteemed faculty has always been at the forefront of shaping the future of healthcare through their tireless efforts in teaching, mentorship, and groundbreaking research. Together, we have nurtured generations of compassionate physicians and surgeons who are making a profound impact on the lives of patients around the world. Your unwavering dedication to advancing medical knowledge, improving patient care, and enhancing the well-being of our community is truly commendable.
As we move forward, we must recognize that the world of medicine is constantly evolving. Rapid advancements in technology, changes in healthcare policies, and the ever-expanding body of medical knowledge present both challenges and opportunities. It is our duty to equip our students with the skills, knowledge, and ethical compass necessary to navigate this complex landscape with confidence and integrity.
I urge each one of you to continue fostering an environment of intellectual curiosity, innovation, and collaboration. Let us inspire our students to question, explore, and push the boundaries of medical science. By cultivating a culture that values diversity, inclusivity, and respect for all, we create an environment where every individual can thrive and contribute their unique perspectives.
Furthermore, I encourage you to engage in interdisciplinary collaborations, both within our faculty and with other faculties and institutions. By fostering partnerships and interdisciplinary research, we can address complex health challenges more effectively and improve patient outcomes. Let us seize every opportunity to bridge the gap between theory and practice, translating our research findings into tangible solutions that benefit society.
Together, we can achieve greatness. As we embrace the challenges that lie ahead, let us remember the profound impact we have on the lives of our students, our patients, and our communities. Our collective efforts have the power to shape the future of medicine and surgery, and to transform healthcare on a global scale.
I am honored to serve as your Dean, and I am confident that, together, we will continue to uphold the legacy of excellence that defines our faculty. Thank you for your unwavering dedication and for being an integral part of our extraordinary community.
Wishing you all a productive and fulfilling academic year.