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The Faculty of Medicine and Surgery at Lusaka Apex Medical University is dedicated to providing exceptional education and training to aspiring medical professionals. We are committed to producing competent, compassionate, and ethical physicians who will make a significant impact on healthcare delivery and patient outcomes.

Our faculty comprises experienced medical professionals, researchers, and educators who are passionate about imparting their knowledge and expertise to the next generation of healthcare practitioners. They are dedicated to fostering a supportive and stimulating learning environment that promotes academic excellence, critical thinking, and lifelong learning.

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery also known as [Medicinae Baccalaureus, Baccalaureus Chirurgiae] (MBChB): Our flagship program is designed to equip students with the knowledge, skills, and professional attributes required to practice medicine with competence and integrity. The curriculum integrates theoretical coursework, practical skills training, and clinical experiences in a variety of healthcare settings. Through clinical rotations, students gain exposure to various medical specialties, allowing them to develop a well-rounded understanding of patient care.
  • Bachelor of Science in Human Biology: The Bachelor of Science in Human Biology program offered by Lusaka Apex Medical University provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the human body and its biological processes. This program combines theoretical knowledge with practical skills, covering a range of subjects such as anatomy, physiology, genetics, biochemistry, and microbiology. Students gain hands-on experience through laboratory work and research projects, allowing them to develop a strong foundation in the biological sciences. Graduates of the program are prepared for careers in healthcare, research, pharmaceuticals, and various other industries related to human biology.     

Facilities and Resources: The Faculty of Medicine and Surgery is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, including well-equipped anatomy and physiology laboratories, simulation centers, and modern lecture halls. These resources provide students with hands-on learning experiences and facilitate their understanding of the human body, medical procedures, and diagnostic techniques.

Clinical Placements: We have established partnerships with prominent hospitals and healthcare institutions, both locally and internationally, to provide our students with comprehensive clinical placements. These rotations enable students to apply their knowledge and skills in real patient care settings, under the guidance of experienced physicians and healthcare teams. This practical experience is crucial for developing clinical competency and professionalism.

Research and Innovation: Research is an integral part of our faculty’s mission. We encourage students to engage in research activities, fostering critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Our faculty members actively pursue research projects in various medical specialties, contributing to advancements in medical knowledge and healthcare practices. Students have opportunities to collaborate with faculty on research projects, further enhancing their understanding of evidence-based medicine.

Student Support and Services: We are committed to the holistic development of our students, both academically and personally. The faculty provides academic advising, counseling services, and mentorship programs to support students throughout their educational journey. Additionally, extracurricular activities and student organizations offer opportunities for leadership development, community engagement, and fostering a sense of camaraderie among students.

Career Opportunities: Graduates of the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery are well-prepared to embark on successful medical careers. They can pursue various career pathways, including general practice, specialization in medical specialties, research, public health, or academic medicine. Our graduates have gone on to excel in diverse healthcare settings, making a positive impact on the well-being of individuals and communities.

The Faculty of Medicine and Surgery at Lusaka Apex Medical University is dedicated to producing highly skilled and compassionate physicians. With a robust curriculum, experienced faculty, modern facilities, and extensive clinical placements, we strive to nurture the next generation of healthcare leaders. By choosing our faculty, students embark on a transformative educational journey that equips them to excel in their medical careers and make meaningful contributions to healthcare worldwide.

Dr Yotham Phiri
(BSc (Hb), MBChB, M.Med (Surgery)
Dean Faculty of Medicine and Surgery

Dean’s Message

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.