Universities And Medical Education In Nigeria Pdf
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A medical school is a tertiary educational institution, or part of such an institution, that teaches medicine , and awards a professional degree for physicians and surgeons. D , Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine D.
- Medical education in Nigeria
- Teaching family medicine in medical schools – The perspective from a Nigerian medical school
- Remote Learning for Medical Students in Nigeria During a Pandemic
Bonilla-Escobar FJ. Int J Med Students. Coronavirus: NUC announces closure of Nigerian universities. Acad Med.
Medical education in Nigeria
As an international medical graduate who finished medical school in September , I found resuming my training in Nigeria in January in a compulsory one-year internship in the middle of the COVID pandemic to be quite challenging. My classmates and I recited the Hippocratic Oath with joy and celebrated with our parents over the successful completion of medical school only to find ourselves being recruited into a battle against an enemy about which the entire world is still learning. It was tough working with a limited supply of personal protective equipment. Several front-liners at my hospital got infected and were admitted immediately into an isolation center. This decreased the number of medical workers available to take care of an already overwhelming number of patients. There is a shortage of doctors in Nigeria, 1 and COVID has caused a further decrease in the number of health workers by stalling medical education in my country. Clinical activities for medical students have been suspended due to government-mandated social-distancing guidelines and are expected to resume when the pandemic ends.
Formal attempts at Medical Education in Nigeria began in with the establishment of an institution in Lagos for training medical manpower to diploma level. They were trained to practice only in Nigeria. The program was not popular and was discontinued. Following the report of the Elliot Commissions on higher education in West Africa it was decided to establish the University of London College at Ibadan, with a Faculty of Medicine as one of the initial faculties. This was realized in The debate on what type of doctor to produce for Nigeria ended with the decision to produce high caliber doctors of the same standing as British trained doctors.
Teaching family medicine in medical schools – The perspective from a Nigerian medical school
Cite this article: Edmund Ndudi Ossai et al. Pan African Medical Journal. Nigeria has one of the largest concentration of human resources for health in Africa. There are 46 accredited medical schools and the majority are owned by the various State Governments. The Federal Government of Nigeria through the Federal Ministry of Education closed all tertiary institutions in Nigeria including the medical schools on the 19 th of March so as to curtail the effects of the pandemic. The effect of COVID pandemic on tertiary institutions in Nigeria include the disruption of the academic calendar of the schools. This is capable of affecting the mental health of medical students.
Medical education began with the establishment of the University College Hospital, Ibadan as a College branch of the University of London in Since then.
Remote Learning for Medical Students in Nigeria During a Pandemic
Medical education in Nigeria faces numerous challenges and problems; a lack of a coherent admission policy, inadequate funding, poor planning, and erosion of values have led to a general perception of low standards and quality.