The College of Medicine, University of Lagos, has produced 6,687 graduates in its 50 years of existence, according to the Provost, Prof. Oluwole Atoyebi.
He said this on Thursday in Lagos at news conference organised to mark the college’s 50th anniversary scheduled for September.
He said that the graduates of various medical and allied fields, were in commanding heights locally and internationally.
Of the 6,687 graduates, 4,624 had Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), 702 with Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) and 424 with Bachelor of Physiotherapy (B.Physiotherapy).He noted that 314 others bagged the B.Sc degree in Pharmacology while 190 and 42 graduated in Physiology and Radiography respectively.
“In our well established tradition of continual quality assurance of programmes and innovations in medical education, the college is leading most other Medical Schools in undertaking major revision of the curriculum.“This is so in order to reposition our undergraduate training programmes to meet current local, national and global realities and needs.”Atoyebi noted that the college had established a Medical Education Development Unit (MEDU) to ensure sustainable and continuous quality assurance in all training programmes.He added that the unit, which would also assist in sustaining current and future faculty development activities for all academic staff, had been strengthened by the advent of theMedical Education Partnership initiative in Nigeria (MEPIN).In line with efforts to sustain its foremost position as the country’s best in medical training, Atoyebi also said that the college libraries had been equipped and strengthened with qualified manpower to promote excellence.
The provost , however, said that the college was constrained by funds to renovate structures and provide facilities for a more conducive teaching and learning environment.