International Journal of Medicine and Health Development

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Current challenges in medical education in Nigeria

BCE Ezeanolue


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.

Key Words: Medical and Dental education, continuing professional development, Residency Training

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