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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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Entry examinations for pre-registration trainees

This is to inform all newly qualified medical graduates, who have been given Provisional Registration as pre-registration trainees by the Medical Council of Mauritius and have not yet been enrolled for undertaking their training in Regional Hospitals, that an amendment has been made to section 24 of the Medical Council Act.  A new subsection (5) has been added to section 24 of the Medical Council Act. Section 24(5) of the Medical Council Act now reads as follows:

(5) Entry examinations for pre-registration trainees shall be conducted by an independent body of international repute under the aegis of the Council before such trainees are enlisted by the Ministry.

The above amendment provides for an entry examination for Pre-Registration Trainees.

The amendment to the Medical Council Act was made to implement a budgetary measure. The purpose of the amendment was explained in the Explanatory Notes to the Finance (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2016 as follows:

“The Medical Council Act will be amended to provide for a prospective doctor to be assessed before his enlistment as a pre-registration intern with a view to ensuring that he has the required knowledge, standard, skills and competence.”

The amendment to the Medical Council Act came into force on 7 September 2016 i.e. on the date of the publication of the Finance (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2016 in the Government Gazette.

The Medical Council is presently involved in the process of organizing the entry examination mentioned above.  The exact date, time and venue and other relevant details for the examination will be communicated to all concerned in due course.

Registrar
Medical Council of Mauritius
Date: 21/09/2016

 

Regulations made by the Minister, after consultation
with the Medical Council, under sections 2 and 42
of the Medical Council Act

 

Medical Institutions Regulations 2016

 

These regulations shall come into operation on 1 January 2017.
Made by the Minister on 9 September 2016.

 

APPLICATION FORM AND GUIDELINES FOR CPD PROVIDERS

This is to inform all the institutions/associations/persons willing to be considered as CPD providers for the period August 01, 2016 to July 31, 2019 must submit the enclosed application form and must adopt the guidelines for CPD providers issued by the Medical Council of Mauritius.

Application Form

Guidelines for CPD Providers

Application Form for Speakers

Attendance Sheet for CPD

CPD Activity Evaluation Form

CPD Record Sheet

Registrar
Medical Council of Mauritius
Date: 23/07/2016

 

CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT(CPD)

Medical Council of Mauritius informs all registered General Practitioners and registered Specialists that Section 30 of the Medical Council Act 1999 has been amended. The Medical Council henceforth will enter the name of a General Practitioner or a Specialist in the Annual List subject to the practitioner having followed such Continuing Professional Development Courses or Training Programmes (CPD) as may be prescribed by the Council. The effective date of the enforcement of CPD in the medical profession is as from August 01, 2016

Section 30A of the Medical Council Act concerning CPD is reproduced below:-

Notwithstanding section 30 but subject to subsection (2), no registered person shall have his name entered on the annual list unless he has followed such Continuing Professional Development Courses or Training Programmes as may be prescribed by the Council.

Regional Hospitals and Specialized hospitals of the Ministry of Health & QL, Mauritius Institute of Health, Medical Colleges in Mauritius, private clinics, associations of medical practitioners, and other CPD providers have been informed about the provisions made in law concerning CPD. The Medical Council is soliciting their collaboration in organising CPD programmes for the medical profession.

All the interested institutions/associations/persons will after obtaining the necessary approval from the Medical Council submit a list of CPD programmes which they intend to conduct during a specified time period. The approved CPD programmes will then be put on the website of the Medical Council of Mauritius on web address medicalcouncilmu.org for your information.

The “CPD provider” will also be expected to keep an attendance record of all the practitioners who have attended CPD courses/training programmes and then submit same to the Medical Council. The CPD provider will issue a certificate of attendance to all practitioners attending a CPD session.

All registered doctors will be required to accumulate a total of 12 credit points every year but for the period August 01, 2016 to December 31, 2016 the number of credit points required would be 5 points.

I am forwarding for the information of all concerned, a table showing distribution of credit points.

Distribution of credit points

Type of CPD Programme Credit Points
Lecture at least 1 hour 1 point
Seminar/conference/workshop for at least 3 hours 2 points
Seminar/conference/workshop for at least 5 hours 4 points
Registered medical practitioner attending International Conference 4 points per conference
Registered medical practitioner giving a lecture / representing a paper for at least 1 hour 2 points
Registered medical practitioner publishing paper in a medical journal 4 points
Registered medical practitioner writing a case review in a medical journal 2 points
Registered medical practitioner writing an Editorial in a medical journal 3 points
Registered medical practitioner authoring a book in a medical speciality Up to 10 points
Registered medical practitioner authoring a chapter in a medical book 4 points
General practitioner studying for full time post graduate course 4 points per year
Registered medical practitioner who is a lecturer or professor at a medical college/University/the Mauritius Institute of Health 4 points per year
Registered medical practitioner involved in administrative posts 4 points per year

All general practitioners and specialists are therefore requested to ensure compliance with the above so that their names are included in the Annual List which is published in the Government Gazette before February 15 of every year. The “Annual List” means the list of general practitioners and specialists published under section 30 of the Medical Council Act i.e. those who are authorised to practice medicine during the year.

Regulations on CPD

Medical Practitioners Record Sheet

List of Approved CPD Providers

Registrar
Medical Council of Mauritius

 

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

 

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