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Vice Chancellor, University of Medicine, Ondo State, Prof. Friday Okonofua, has stressed the need for establishment of more medical universities to improve the nation’s healthcare system.

He made the assertion at the seventh Prof. Adetokunbo Babatunde Sofoluwe Memorial Lecture organised by University of Lagos Alumni Association (Lagos State Branch) yesterday, he said medical universities would correct some of the curriculum deficits in the country’s traditional medical schools.

Speaking on the theme: Re-thinking the archetypal medical education system in Nigeria, he argued that Universities of Medical and Health Sciences have a good chance of training required health professionals as they will have flexibility for creative programmes expansion.

“The shortage of critical health professionals due to migration has become more chronic in recent years. For example, more than 5,000 Nigerian trained medical doctors have migrated to the United States of America,” he said.


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