What is it about?

A medical and dental curriculum that caters for the need of the host community and emphasises acquisition of skills is very important. We at the College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Nigeria, share how we were able to develop this kind of curriculum in the core basic medical sciences. It is believed to be the first entirely home grown medical and dental curriculum in sub Saharan Africa.

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Why is it important?

We gave a step by step description of how we developed this curriculum and it will act as a guide for other medical schools in the region.

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This article was the result of many years of planning, organising and brain-storming. I hope with it, we will be able to gear more medical schools towards this very important task of getting a medical curriculum that ensures they produce medical and dental graduates that are internationally sound, socially responsive and fit for contemporary medical and dental practice in the continent.

Funmilayo Olopade
University of Ibadan

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This page is a summary of: Developing a competency-based medical education curriculum for the core basic medical sciences in an African Medical School, Advances in Medical Education and Practice, July 2016, Dove Medical Press, DOI: 10.2147/amep.s100660.
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