Medical education departments: a study of four medical schools in Sub-Saharan Africa

Author: 
Elsie
Kiguli-Malwadde
Zohray
M . Talib
Hannah
Wohltjen
Susan C.
Connors
Jonathan
Gandari
Sekelani
S Banda
Lauren A
Maggio
Susan C
van Schalkwyk
Date of Publication: 
July 2015
Description: 

Many African countries are investing in medical education to address significant health care Workforce shortages and ultimately improve health care. Increasingly, training institutions are establishing medical education departments as part of this investment. This article describes the status of four such departments at sub-Saharan African medical schools supported by the Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI). This article will provide information about the role of these institutional structures in fostering the development of medical education within the African context and highlight factors that enable or constrain their establishment and sustainability

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