The Dean is the academic and administrative head of the school who has programmatic, managerial and fiscal responsibilities for the School.
Prof. Bowa, K
Students shall be admitted following advertisement for a period of at least 2 months in the national press. Admission shall be based on the following:
The Copperbelt University School of Medicine (CBU SOM) idea was conceived in 2009.The University of Zambia school of Medicine had been the single public Medical School in Zambia for over 43 years and had produced just over 1200.The incumbent Dean of the UNZA School of Medicine, at the time, Prof Y F Mulla and the Minister of Health Hon Kapembwa Simbao agreed that the starting of a second Medical university be pursued as a urgent priority.The CBU agreed to provide governance of the School, while the Ndola Central Hospital & Arthur Davison s Childrens Hospital were selected as the initial location of administrative offices and the clinical training site. The presence of the Biomedical School and the Tropical Diseases Research centre provided additional support for the research and basic science training components of the program. In 2009 with the help WHO a consultant was invited to determine the feasibility of the project. The consultants evaluation indicated that this was a feasible project. In 2010 Cabinet of the Government of Zambia appointed a technical working group to oversee the commencement of the project. The committee proposed the setting up of both the MBChB(Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery) and BDS(Bachelor of Dental Surgery) programs. In 2011 the committee through the Copperbelt University designated a Founding Dean, to commence the work of setting up the School with an opening date of mid 2011.
The CBU School of Medicine is located at the Ndola Central hospital in Ndola, the administrative offices are on the 6th Floor with the Tropical Disease Centre while the student hostels are at the Biomedical School on the premises of Ndola central hospital. Medical students are accommodated there, and pre-clinical as well as clinical teaching takes place in the area of the University hospital.
The Dean of the School of Medicine’s Office as well as the Clinical departments and the Department of Research and Public Health are located within the Ndola University Hospitals (NCH,Ndola Central Hospital and ADCH Arthur Davison Childrens Hospital), which is a large specialist referral hospital with about 1148 beds. The hospital is operated by the Ministry of health, with funding from the Government of the Republic of Zambia. The Clinical department of the School are accommodated on the 6th floor of the Ndola Central Hospital, with the TDRC. The departments of the hospital correspond with the academic departments of the School so that the Hospitals head clinical care is the Universities head of Clinical Science Department and the hospital departmental head is the sectional head of the unit. In the working relations between the School and the Ministry of Health, the tasks of the School seem to be threefold: medical training, medical care and advancement of medical knowledge and research. The tasks are being successfully undertaken by the staff of the CBU School of Medicine and the Ndola University Hospitals.
Equally, appointment to the staff of the Medical School is done by the Joint Academic Appointment Committee on which both the Director of technical Services in the Ministry of Health and the Medical Superintendent of the NCH and ADCH University are members, to ensure that academic members of staff performing clinical duties possess qualifications acceptable both to the University and to the Ministry of Health. The Copperbelt University through the University Council provides the definitive appointment upon recommendation of the appointments committee.