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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 77-83

Current challenges of medical education in Nigeria: An extract of a public lecture delivered to mark the 32nd year the class of 1979 graduated from the medical school of the University of Nigeria Nsukka


Department of Otorhinolaryngology, College of Medicine, University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus, Enugu, Nigeria

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B C E Ezeanolue
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, College of Medicine, University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus, Enugu
Nigeria
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Medical education may be classified into 3 sectors viz, (a) basic medical education; (b) postgraduate medical education/Residency Training and (c) continuing professional development (CPD). There are challenges in establishing an ideal medical educational system that educates, develops and enhances the skills and competences of the medical practitioner from graduation till retirement. These challenges are reviewed and it is concluded that the challenges facing medical education emanates from new advances in science and technology, the needs of the society and the influence of the medical profession.


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