29 January 2019
The Medical and Dental Practitioners Council of Zimbabwe (MDPCZ) has urged those studying medicine and dentistry abroad to register with the MDPCZ such that they can undertake internship in Zimbabwe.
In a statement, MDPCS said registration will enable the students to undertake elective training whilst on holiday in Zimbabwe.
“It has come to the notice of the MDPCZ that a significant number of Zimbabweans are studying medicine and dentistry abroad with a view to return home to undertake internship and subsequently register as medical and dental practitioners.
“Council is calling such medical and dental students to register with the MDPCZ as medical or dental students.
“This will enable the students to undertake elective training whilst on holiday thereby enhancing their familiarization with the local system in designated Teaching Units in preparation for the MDPCZ registration examination upon successful completion of their medical/dental degree.
MDPCZ said the other reason for registration whilst being students is for the Council to advise prospective medical students on the international accreditation status of the training institutions to forestall difficulties associated from graduating from poorly or even unrated Medical Schools.
“The function of the MDPCZ is to regulate the practice of medicine and dentistry in the country by ensuring that every medical and dental practitioner wishing to practice in the country is qualified, duly registered and is in possession of a valid license to practice.”
MDPCZ said they were doing this registration process because it was necessary to safeguard the public of Zimbabwe by ensuring that health care was provided by qualified and competent doctors.