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Universities And Medical Education In Nigeria Pdf

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Universities and Medical Education in Nigeria

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. This study uses a sequential mixed-method design to examine the extent to which the perceptions of the quality of medical education in Nigeria affect the aspirations and plans of Nigerian medical students to migrate after graduation. While the survey showed that the students perceived medical education to be of sufficiently good quality across a spectrum of variables, interview respondents described a dysfunctional medical education that failed to meet their aspirations. The perception of a declining standard in medical training is a major issue for Nigerian medical students and graduates. The inability to halt the decline in the quality of medical training in Nigeria, therefore, leaves many medical students and graduates feeling inadequately trained, and inadvertently feeds their desires and aspirations to migrate abroad after graduation. The Nigerian education system is beset by numerous challenges and problems: a lack of coherent admission policy, resulting in a corrupted admission process Fatunde, , inadequate funding, poor planning, and erosion of values have led to serious problems in the education sector. Moja observed that Nigerian institutions operate at a higher capacity than they were originally designed for and argued that this has led to a general perception of low standards and quality of education and that this leads to conditions that encourage brain-drain.

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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.

Medical education in Nigeria

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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.

COVID-19 Pandemic: Medical and Pharmacy Education in Nigeria

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.

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. O , or Doctor of Podiatric Medicine D. Many medical schools offer additional degrees, such as a Doctor of Philosophy Ph. D , master's degree M.

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Remote Learning for Medical Students in Nigeria During a Pandemic

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