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Mission Statement

The Medical Council of Mauritius will continually promote and regulate good practice of medicine commensurate with highest international quality and standards, with the objective of safeguarding the interests and expectations of patients, the medical profession and the public at large

Vision Statement

The Medical Council of Mauritius projects that Mauritius shall become a country free from acts of medical negligence and where the nobleness of the medical profession will be exemplary. The Medical Council of Mauritius must be seen as a body which commands trust and respect from members of the public as well as the medical profession, by virtue of allowing fully qualified medical practitioners having the standard medical education and skills to be registered as medical practitioner. The Medical Council of Mauritius should become a reference regulatory authority not only at regional but also at international level.

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ENROLLMENT FOR STUDIES IN MEDICINE ABROAD

There are presently a number of Mauritian students enrolled for studies in medicine abroad.  The studies are either at undergraduate level or at postgraduate level. The Medical Council has no information as to whether the medical institutions which have enrolled them for such studies are recognized and listed under the Medical Council Act of Mauritius or not. 

Recognition/Listing of a medical institution is a lengthy process which may take months.  During this time the new medical graduate who has qualified from such an institution has to wait for the recognition/listing procedures.  Council will only then consider the registration of this person to enable him or her to practice medicine in Mauritius.

In order to avoid unnecessary delays in deciding on an application for registration, the Medical Council is inviting the attention of those concerned medical students (or their guardian) to submit the following information to Council, namely;

  • Name of the Medical Student
  • Age
  • Whether enrolled for undergraduate studies or postgraduate studies.
  • Name of the medical institution.
  • Expected date of completion of studies

Upon obtention of the above information, Council will initiate actions with a view to recommend to the Ministry of Health and Quality of Life the recognition/listing of the medical institution in question.  The Medical Council has the intention to establish a “closed list” of medical institutions. Prospective students in medicine will then be invited to enroll themselves only in medical institutions listed in the “closed list”.

Additionally, the Medical Council is inviting all persons willing to enroll themselves for studies in medicine (at undergraduate or at postgraduate level) to contact the Council with a view to obtain all information related to their eventual registration to practice medicine either as a general practitioner or as a specialist.

Registrar
Medical Council of Mauritius
06/04/2016

 

CLINICAL TRAINING UNDERTAKEN BY MEDICAL STUDENTS

Medical universities worldwide have an established programme of studies leading to the award of a basic degree in medicine (eg MBBS). Such programmes include, as an integral part, two (2) broad areas of study, namely the teaching of basic medical sciences in the initial years of the course, followed by a compulsory clinical training in a teaching hospital affiliated to the university where the students are registered. The clinical training is always imparted by tutors/professors who are specialists in various fields of medicine, and are assigned the responsibility by the concerned university to coach its students.

The Medical Council of Mauritius has noted recently that certain students opt to undertake either part or the entire of their clinical training in hospitals which are not affiliated to the university where they have undergone their studies in basic medical sciences. In such circumstance, their clinical training is deficient and raises concern about the medical degree awarded by their university.

The Medical Council strongly advises all medical students to comply with the above requirement and to complete their medical courses according to the established programme/syllabus of the university where they have been enrolled.
This should include clinical training in a teaching hospital affiliated to the university.

Any departure from this practice may result into refusal by the Medical Council of Mauritius to grant recognition of their basic medical degree/diploma for the purpose of giving provisional registration as Pre Registration Trainee under the Medical Council Act.

When applying for registration, candidates should produce documentary evidence that they have complied with the above requirements.

Registrar
Medical Council of Mauritius
Date: 05/04/2016

 

MEDICAL REGISTRATION EXAMINATION

This is to inform the public in general that section 22 (1)(ca) of the present Medical Council Act provides for an examination prior to registering a person as a General Practitioner in order to determine whether he possesses adequate professional medical knowledge. (Please refer to Medical Council of Mauritius website medicalcouncilmu.org)

Consequently any person possessing a “diploma in medicine” or an equivalent qualification (for e.g. MBBS) and having completed not less than 18 months of Pre Registration training in Mauritius or in a teaching hospital abroad and who wishes to obtain registration as a General Practitioner is informed that he has to appear in a “Medical Registration Examination” which will be conducted by the Medical Council of Mauritius.

The “Medical Registration Examination” will be conducted on Saturday April 30, 2016. The time and venue will be communicated to all eligible candidates in due course. There shall be one paper of multiple choice questions. The language of the test shall be in English. The paper will be of 3 hours duration. An applicant shall be declared as having passed the examination only if he has obtained a minimum of 50 % marks.

No candidate shall be allowed to appear in the examination unless:

  1. He is a citizen of Mauritius or he is a non citizen who holds a work permit or is exempted from holding a permit under the non citizens (Employment Restriction) Act or holds an Occupation Permit under section 9A of the Immigration Act.
  2. He possesses a “diploma in Medicine” or equivalent qualification awarded by a recognized medical institution listed in the Medical Council (Medical Institutions) Regulation 2004 as amended (to consult Medical Council of Mauritius website at address: medicalcouncilmu.org)
  3. He has completed to the satisfaction of the Medical Council a period of not less than 18 months of Pre Registration Training.

Note: According to the Medical Council (Exemption from Examination) (Amendment No 2) Regulations 2014 which was published in the Government Gazette of March 11, 2014 (Government Notice No 31 of 2014), a person shall be exempted from undergoing the examination referred to in Section 22 (1) (ca) of the Act where:-

  1. he establishes to the satisfaction of the Council that he is duly registered as a general practitioner with the regulatory body of the country where he was practising medicine immediately before he applies for registration in Mauritius and he has practised as a general practitioner for a minimum period of 3 years in that country; or
  2. the Council is satisfied that, before 31 December 2013, he was registered as a pre-registration trainee by any regulatory body

Last date for Receipt of Application Forms is Monday April 18, 2016

This Press Communiqué is published for general information. Further details may be obtained directly from the office of the Medical Council of Mauritius, Floreal.

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Information Bulletin

Registrar’s Office
Medical Council of Mauritius
Date: 23/03/2016

 

DEADLINE FOR ANNUAL PRACTICING FEE

This is to remind all registered medical practitioners (General Practitioners and Specialists) that the last date of payment of the Annual Practicing Fee for this year is Saturday January 30, 2016 (being given that January 31, 2016 will be a Sunday)

Council will exceptionally be opened on Saturday January 30, 2016 until noon to receive payments.

Kindly take note and do the needful.

 

Dr K. DEEPCHAND
Registrar
Medical Council of Mauritius

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