Master of Medicine

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Master of Medicine (MMed) is a postgraduate Professional clinical degree awarded by medical schools to physicians following a period of instruction, supervised clinical rotations and examination. The degree is usually three years, but maybe four years in some countries and is awarded by both surgical and medical subspecialties and usually includes a dissertation component. The degree may complement an existing fellowship in the chosen specialty or be the sole qualification necessary for registration as a specialist.[citation needed]

The advantages of MMed over membership certificated qualifications are that, whilst both groups are clinically competent at their levels, MMed specialist can enrol into a four year PhD plus fellowship and come out as consultants with PhD or do a two year fellowship without PhD. On the other hand, members of various professional colleges only advance to fellowship graduating as non-PhD consultants which distorts their academic ranking as most universities insist on PhD for their teaching staff. Another advantage of MMed is that, it takes fewer years to subspecialise leading to a more youthful and energetic specialists and sub-specialised consultants compared to professional membership which often hold practitioners as 'general specialists' even at fellowship level. It is envisaged that, most professional colleges will soon adopt the MMed and Fellowship/PhD certification system.

The following universities in the following countries award MMed degrees leading to specialists practice in the following subjects, as of May 2009:

Australia

University of Queensland

University of Sydney

Monash University

P.R. China

Chinese Universities in collaboration with their affiliated hospitals award two categories of Master's Degrees of Medicine: Specialty MMed or Academic MMed degrees. Specialty MMed degrees are awarded after a supervised rotational training in the university's Affiliated Teaching hospitals and lead to registration as specialist. Academic MMed degrees on the other hand  are Research and Basic Sciences oriented, focusing more on medical laboratory research . Both qualifications are acceptable prerequisites for PhD enrolment. The entry requirements of both Specialty and Academic MMed programs are MBBS or related undergraduate medical qualifications .

Graduates of Specialty MMed qualifications can either choose to practise as specialist physicians and surgeons in their respective specialties or undergo subspecialty PhD/Fellowship training leading to an advanced specialisation practice as consultants. The most important condition for gaining admission into MMed program is availability of supervising professors /consultants who are willing to mentor the student.

Guyana

Texila American University

The following MMed courses are available at Texila American University:[4]

Kenya

University of Nairobi

Various MMed courses are available at University of Nairobi[5] and Moi University.

Malaysia

Universiti of Malaya

Universiti Sains Malaysia

Medical Based Programs

Surgical Based Programs

Singapore

The Master of Medicine (MMed) is conferred by the National University of Singapore (NUS) Division of Graduate Medical Studies.[6]

South Africa

University of Cape Town

The following MMed courses are available at the University of Cape Town[8]

University of Pretoria

The following MMed courses are available at the University of Pretoria[9]

Tanzania

Muhimbili University

The following MMed courses are available at Muhimbili University:[10]

University of Dodoma

The following MMed courses are available at University of Dodoma:[11]

Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College

The following MMed courses are available at Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College:[12]

Catholic University of Health and Allied Sciences

The following MMed courses are available at Catholic University of Health and Allied Sciences:[13]

Uganda

Gulu University

The following MMed courses are available at Gulu University School of Medicine:[14]

Makerere University

The following MMed courses are available at Makerere University School of Medicine:[15]

Mbarara University

The following MMed courses are available at Mbarara University School of Medicine:[16]

Uganda Martyrs University

The following MMed courses are available at Uganda Martyrs University School of Medicine:[17][18]

Kampala International University

The following MMed courses are available at Kampala International University

Zambia

University of Zambia

The following MMed courses are available at University of Zambia:[19]

Zimbabwe

University of Zimbabwe

The following MMed courses are available at University of Zimbabwe:[20]

Democratic Republic of the Congo

University of Lubumbashi

The following MMed courses are available at University of Zimbabwe:

University of Kinshasa

See also

References

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  3. ^ "Monash University - Master of Medicine". master.periopmedicine.org.au. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  4. ^ University, Texila American. "Texila American University - International Medical & Educational Group". www.tauedu.org. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  5. ^ MMed Programs at University of Nairobi
  6. ^ "Graduate Medical Studies At NUS". nus.edu.sg. Archived from the original on 21 June 2017. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  7. ^ "Graduate Programmes — Master of Medicine (MMed) Exams: Surgery". Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine.
  8. ^ MMed Programs at the University of Cape Town
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  13. ^ "POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES". bugando.ac.tz. Retrieved 26 August 2021.
  14. ^ "MMed Courses at Gulu". Archived from the original on 2016-01-22. Retrieved 2014-03-28.
  15. ^ MMed Courses at Makerere Archived 2009-05-05 at the Wayback Machine
  16. ^ "Postgraduate". must.ac.ug. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  17. ^ Ssenkabirwa, Al Mahdi (5 April 2010). "Nkozi Links Up With Nsambya Hospital". Daily Monitor. Kampala. Retrieved 13 December 2015.
  18. ^ UMU (February 2015). "Uganda Martyrs University - Mother Kevin Postgraduate Medical School Nsambya: Application Form for the Master of Medicine Course" (PDF). Kampala: Uganda Martyrs University (UMU). Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 February 2015. Retrieved 13 December 2015.
  19. ^ MMed Courses Available At CBU School of Medicine
  20. ^ "Programmes".

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20. Wu LJ, Peng XX, Wang W. The different roles of medical degrees in the career of doctors between UK and China. Academic Degrees and Graduate education. 2007;(10):42–6.[Google Scholar]

External links

  • Post Graduate Medical Education Resources