The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (RCPE) is an independent standard-setting body and professional membership organisation. Our aim is to improve and maintain the quality of patient care.
We help qualified doctors to pursue their careers in specialist internal medicine through medical examinations, education and training. We also provide resources and information to support and facilitate professional development for physicians throughout their careers. We have over 12,000 Fellows and Members in 91 countries, covering 56 medical specialties and interests.
The College of Medicine (COM) in Blantyre has an established undergraduate medical education programme – the only one in Malawi. In 2004 a Postgraduate Training Programme was instigated but there is a real need to develop and strengthen this training in order to build appropriate skills and capacity in the medical workforce. At present the COM has specifically identified a lack of experienced teachers and mentors. This is RCPE’s area of expertise.