Divine Word medical school now in its third year

Youth & Careers

STUDENTS attending the Divine Word University’s Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) programmes is now into the third year of a five-year programme.
The programme is aimed at training doctors to work in rural areas where the majority of the people live. The programme started in 2016 with 30 students.
Information on MBBS student numbers from first year to third year is available on the DWU website and the DHERST website (for the first year Hecas students).
On Saturday, Higher Education Secretary Fr Jan Czuba said DWU programmes were internationally recognised and met all the local and international standards.
“We are looking forward to the first lot of graduates to see how they perform,” he said.
“The difference between the Divine Word University and the University of PNG is that the main focus of the DWU is to prepare doctors to work in remote areas.
“They need to have medical competencies to deal with challenges, for example, no access to internet, no proper operating theatres, and no proper supply of electricity.”
“So the curriculum is designed differently.”

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