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Department of Medicine, Faculty of Science, University of Mauritius
Faculty of Medicine of the University of Geneva

The University of Mauritius was founded in 1965, it is at present composed of a few Centres and 5 Faculties including the Faculty of Science which consists of 6 departments, the most recent being the Department of Medicine created in August 2004.

The Doctor of Medicine (Medicinae Doctor or MD) programme is a full-fledged medical undergraduate programme, in English medium, which involves 3 partners: Faculty of Medicine of University of Geneva (UNIGE), the University of Mauritius (UoM) and the Mauritian Ministry of Health & Quality of Life (MOHQL). It is on offer to Mauritian students and International students since August 2013.

The aim of the MD programme is to train medical professionals who combine clinical competence, medical knowledge, proficiency in inter-personal and communication skills, ability to respond to the psychosocial aspects in health-care and to keep abreast of new developments in the medical field.

The MD programme is the first to be developed under a proposed Public School of Medicine within the UoM in collaboration with the MOHQL and UNIGE. The aim of the school is to help to improve the health care system of the Republic of Mauritius, by enabling Mauritian authorities to have more control on the quality of medical training of health care manpower. It will be responsive to local needs as well as regional needs (humanitarian aspect) and will attract international students through the quality of its teaching and curricula.

Curricular contents of the MD programme of 6 year duration are derived from the similar undergraduate programme offered by UNIGE. It consists in 3 years of Bachelor of Medicine followed by 3 years of Master in Medicine, including a research dissertation at the end of the 5th year, while the 6th year consists of a full year of medical residency in hospitals. Students undergo the last examination at the end of the 6th year.

Students who succeed in the final year examination held at the end of the 6th year will be awarded a MD (Doctor of Medicine) degree by UOM. Mention may be made to the effect that the medical undergraduate programme was established in collaboration with UNIGE. Students graduating with the MD degree will be eligible for pre-registration training as per the requirements of the Medical Council of Mauritius or of Regulatory bodies elsewhere, in order to be able to practice independently as registered medical practitioners.

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Last update: Wednesday, May 23, 2018


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