Curriculum Trends in Medical Education in Mauritius

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. Aprajita 1 , Mamta Mohan 1 , *

1 Department of Physiology, SSR Medical College, Mauritius

How to Cite: Aprajita ., Mohan M. Curriculum Trends in Medical Education in Mauritius, J Med Edu. 2017 ; 16(1):e105566. doi: 10.22037/jme.v16i1.16533.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Journal of Medical Education: 16 (1); e105566
Published Online: August 02, 2017
Article Type: Brief Report
Received: March 13, 2017
Accepted: March 14, 2017
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Abstract

Medical education began in Mauritius with the establishment of Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam (SSR) Medical college in 1999 followed by a breakthrough in field of medicine with opening of Anna Medical College and Research Center (AMCRC) in 2010 and Padhamshree DY PatilMedical College in 2013.Though it was an appreciable beginning of medical education in Mauritius, medical schools are currently experiencing hardships in delivering right medical exposure to health care professionals.Mauritian medical schools now need to review their current teaching methodology and present curriculum to keep pace with global standards. Integrated curriculum which is now gaining popularity world-wide is to be introduced and strongly implemented in medical schools in Mauritius. This curriculum would breach barriers and improve integration between pre-clinical and clinical sciences thus facilitating long-term retention of knowledge in medical schools and develop a professionally soundapproach towards management of health care. Horizontal curriculum can be replaced by vertical and spiral integration. For this major change, faculty engaged in medical profession are to be acquainted about innovative strategies and emerging trends in medical education. Thus this article aims to highlight the current scenario of medical education in Mauritius and also offer suggestions about possible future strategies to be implemented in medical colleges.

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