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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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RESULTS OF PRE-REGISTRATION ENTRY EXAMINATION

This is to inform all candidates who took part in the Pre Registration Entry Examinations held on Saturday November 26, 2016 that the results of those who have been successful is on the notice board of the Medical Council of Mauritius.

All candidates who have not been successful can obtain their results from the Registrar’s Office personally. Candidates may also wish to phone on number 698 8340 between 9.00 hrs to 16.00 hrs to obtain more information.

Registrar’s Office
Medical Council of Mauritius
Date: December 08, 2016

 

Medical Registration Examination

This is to inform all Candidates who have taken part in the Medical Registration Examination held on November 26, 2016 at the Queen Elizabeth College, that the result of the examination will be affixed in the Notice Board of the Medical Council of Mauritius on Wednesday December 07, 2016.

All those who have obtained a minimum of 50% mark in the examination will be entitled to obtain registration as general practitioners.

At the time of registration, a fee of Rs 5000/- is payable to Council.  The fee represents a registration fee of Rs 2500/- and an annual practicing fee of Rs 2500/-.

 

Registrar’s Office
November 06, 2016

 

MEDICAL REGISTRATION EXAMINATION-
PRE-REGISTRATION ENTRY EXAMINATION

This is to inform the public in general that the “Medical Registration Examination” and the “Pre-Registration Entry Examination” will held on Saturday November 26, 2016 at 9:15 am. The venue will be at Queen Elizabeth College at Rose-Hill.

The Medical Council is extending the Last date for Receipt of Application Forms for the above examinations until Friday November 18 2016 at 3:00 pm.

Candidates for these examinations are requested to collect their Admit Cards on Thursday November 24, 2016 at the seat of the Medical Council during normal office hours.

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

Registrar’s Office
Medical Council of Mauritius
Date: November 16, 2016

 
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Communiqué on the Pre-Registration Entry Examinations
All prospective candidates for the Pre-Registration Entry Examinations are hereby informed to consider the present information bulletin which also contains a reviewed syllabus for the examination scheduled for November 26, 2016. 

All candidates are requested to ignore the previous information bulletin which has been on council’s website from Friday October 26, 2016,.  This document was emailed to some candidates. 

Registrar’s office
Medical Council of Mauritius

Date: November 01, 2016

 
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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 November 26, 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 November 16, 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.
Registrar’s Office
Medical Council of Mauritius
Date: October 18, 2016

 

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

 

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 Attendance Record Sheet

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

 

CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT(CPD)

To all General Practitioners and Specialists

This is to bring to the attention of all registered General Practitioners and Specialists that Section 30 of the Medical Council Act 1999 has been amended to empower the Medical Council to 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 the legislation is August 01, 2016. The established practice of payment of an Annual fee before January 31 of each year will continue to exist.

A copy of Section 30A of the Medical Council Act is reproduced for the information of all concerned.

30A Continuing Professional Development

  1. 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.

 

In this context, all Regional Hospitals and Specialized hospitals of the Ministry of Health & QL, Mauritius Institute of Health, Medical Colleges in Mauritius, all private clinics, all associations of medical practitioners, Medical Update Group etc 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/associates/person will after obtaining the necessary approval from the Medical Council submits 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 information to each registered medical practitioner. The practitioner may choose to attend the CPD of his/her choice.

The “CPD provider” will be expected to keep a record of all the practitioners who have attended CPD courses/training programmes and then submit same to the Medical Council for the purpose of allocating CPD “credit points”. The CPD provider will be expected to issue a certificate of attendance to every medical practitioner attending a CPD session.

All registered medical practitioners will be required to earn a total of 12 credit points every year but for the period August 01, 2016 to December 31, 2016 the number of credit points that a practitioner should accumulate 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 allowed to practice medicine during the year.

You are required to fill in the "Information on medical practitioner" form below and submit same to the Medical Council within 2 weeks. Failure to do so may result in difficulty in communicating to you information on CPD.

Regulations on CPD

Information on medical pratitioner

List of Approved CPD Providers

List of CPD Facilitators

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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