Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Medical Students To Spend 11 Years In Medical School

The National Universities Commission has disclosed that medical students will henceforth spend a minimum of 10 to 11 years in school.

This was made known by the Executive Secretary of the Commission, Prof. Julius Okojie in a lecture delivered at the maiden matriculation and inauguration of the University of Medical Science, Ondo, Ondo State.

Prof. Julius Okojie who was represented by the Deputy Executive Secretary of the commission, Prof. Chiedu Mafiana, in a lectuyre titled ‘Development of Medical Education: Prospects and Challenges‘, stated that this development was imperative in order to enable the students mature psychologically for the profession.

According to him, the 2015 document for the training of medical students made provision for students to spend the first four years in studying basic sciences in university after which they would proceed to the medical school to spend another seven years.

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