Future of Medical Education in Nigeria

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Olapade-Olaopa, E.O.
Afolabi, B.B.
Falase, O.A.
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Archives of Ibadan Medicine
As societies continue to change, medicaleducationhasto adjust regularly in response to these changes in order to remain relevant The Nigerian society and its medical schools are no exception, and the future of medical education in the country is dependent on the development of curricula that take the changes in the society into consideration. Medical schools are now expected to offer 'socially responsive' medical education. By this, it is expected that medical school curricula should be directed at producing graduates that would have a positive impact on the public and population health of their host environment, and thus should be guided by the same whilst ensurinq that global standards of medical education are maintained. This considered, doctors are now expected to acquirecompetencies that would meetthe current needs of their society during their traininq. Furthermore,the scientific bases of medicineare universal and there is a highdegreeof equivalence in medical schools worldwide. As such, common international standards can and have been defined for basic medical education.
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Curriculum review , Problem solving , Web-based learning , Continuous education , Hhealthcare informatics , Research Subject Categories::MEDICINE::Surgery::Obstetrics and women's diseases
Olapade-Olaopa EO, Afolabi BB, Falase OA. Future of Medical Education in Nigeria. Archives of Ibadan Medicine. 2005; 6:16-21.