Lecturer & Practitioner Family Medicine (World Mission)



With national offices in Louisville, Kentucky, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) focuses on the national and international mission work of the church. It serves and works with congregations, presbyteries, and synods as the central provider of resources that enable individuals, congregations, and governing bodies to carry forth the mission of Jesus Christ in the world. The work at the Presbyterian Center is carried out by approximately 275 staff members who provide overall support for the mission of the church.


The Lecturer and Practitioner of Family Medicine will assist with developing the Family Medicine course work for medical students and post gradate trainees by facilitating Nkhoma hospital as training sites for the Masters students and facilitating experienced district hospital doctors to be trainers for the course. A secondary task will be to strengthen rural FM practice in Nkhoma and Mangochi to help it become exemplary health districts for teaching. It is expected that a fifty per cent of the time will be devoted to teaching and fifty per cent to service provision. The post holder is accountable and answerable to the Head of Department Family Medicine at Nkhoma and Medical Director Nkhoma hospital. 

Nkhoma is located on a hill about 55 km south of Lilongwe, Malawi. South African missionaries established a mission there in 1889 and named the mission after the hill. The mission is now the headquarters of Church of Central Africa Presbyterian Synod of Nkhoma and includes the 220 bed hospital, Synod offices, school, growing theological college, and other Synod departments.

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