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 usually takes three years to complete, but may take up to four years in some countries. It 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 an MMed over membership certificated qualifications are that, whilst both groups are clinically competent at their levels, an MMed specialist can enrol into a four-year PhD plus fellowship and complete as consultants with a PhD, or do a two-year fellowship without a PhD. However, members of various professional colleges only advance to fellowship graduating as non-PhD consultants which reduces their academic ranking, as most universities insist on a PhD for their teaching staff. Another advantage of an MMed is that it takes less years to sub-specialise compared to professional membership which often hold practitioners as 'general specialists' even at fellowship level. It is envisaged that[by whom?], 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[edit]

University of Queensland[edit]

University of Sydney[edit]

Monash University[edit]

P.R. China[edit]

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[edit]

Texila American University[edit]

The following MMed courses are available at Texila American University:[7]

Kenya[edit]

University of Nairobi[edit]

Various MMed courses are available at University of Nairobi[8] and Moi University.

Malaysia[edit]

Universiti of Malaya[edit]

Universiti Sains Malaysia[edit]

Medical Based Programs[edit]

Surgical Based Programs[edit]

Singapore[edit]

The Master of Medicine (MMed) is conferred by the National University of Singapore (NUS) Division of Graduate Medical Studies.[9]

South Africa[edit]

University of Cape Town[edit]

The following MMed courses are available at the University of Cape Town[11]

University of Pretoria[edit]

The following MMed courses are available at the University of Pretoria[12]

Tanzania[edit]

Muhimbili University[edit]

The following MMed courses are available at Muhimbili University:[13]

University of Dodoma[edit]

The following MMed courses are available at University of Dodoma:[14]

Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College[edit]

The following MMed courses are available at Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College:[15]

Catholic University of Health and Allied Sciences[edit]

The following MMed courses are available at Catholic University of Health and Allied Sciences:[16]

Uganda[edit]

Gulu University[edit]

The following MMed courses are available at Gulu University School of Medicine:[17]

Makerere University[edit]

The following MMed courses are available at Makerere University School of Medicine:[18]

Mbarara University[edit]

The following MMed courses are available at Mbarara University School of Medicine:[19]

Uganda Martyrs University[edit]

The following MMed courses are available at Uganda Martyrs University School of Medicine:[20][21]

Kampala International University[edit]

The following MMed courses are available at Kampala International University

Zambia[edit]

University of Zambia[edit]

The following MMed courses are available at University of Zambia:[22]

Zimbabwe[edit]

University of Zimbabwe[edit]

The following MMed courses are available at University of Zimbabwe:[23]

Democratic Republic of the Congo[edit]

University of Lubumbashi[edit]

The following MMed courses are available at University of Zimbabwe:

University of Kinshasa[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  8. ^ MMed Programs at University of Nairobi
  9. ^ "Graduate Medical Studies At NUS". nus.edu.sg. Archived from the original on 21 June 2017. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
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  16. ^ "POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES". bugando.ac.tz. Retrieved 26 August 2021.
  17. ^ "MMed Courses at Gulu". Archived from the original on 2016-01-22. Retrieved 2014-03-28.
  18. ^ MMed Courses at Makerere Archived 2009-05-05 at the Wayback Machine
  19. ^ "Postgraduate". must.ac.ug. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  20. ^ Ssenkabirwa, Al Mahdi (5 April 2010). "Nkozi Links Up With Nsambya Hospital". Daily Monitor. Kampala. Retrieved 13 December 2015.
  21. ^ 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.
  22. ^ MMed Courses Available At CBU School of Medicine
  23. ^ "Programmes".

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