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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
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.
Recruitment of an Attorney at Law
The Medical Council of Mauritius is a body corporate functioning within the parameters of the Medical Council Act. As such decisions taken by the Medical Council are within the legal framework provided by the Act.
The Medical Council, in this context, invites Expression of Interest from Attorneys who wish to provide their services to the Council.
Expression of interest should be submitted in sealed envelopes clearly marked “Expression of Interest - Attorney at law” and should be addressed to the undersigned.
Applicants are required to enclose a cover letter and curriculum vitae to their application.
The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday February 23, 2018 at 16 00hrs.
Expression of Interest received after prescribed date and time will not be considered.
The Medical Council reserves the right not to accept any expression even the lowest nor will it assign any reason for rejection of same.
(i) Attorneys-at-law should have at least 5 years practice.
(ii) The selected Attorney-at-law should be available to discuss urgent issues even outside normal working hours.
Scope of Work
(i) The Attorney-at-law is expected to instruct Counsel for cases before any courts of law and other instances and draft the relevant pleadings and/or make the necessary motions and/or representations on behalf of the Medical Council.
(ii) The Attorney-at-law is expected to represent the Medical Council before relevant forums, Tribunals and District, Intermediate, Industrial and Supreme Courts.
(iii) The Attorney-at-law is expected to advise on enforcement/implementation of legislations having regard to the management of Medical Council’s affairs and activities.
February 02, 2018
Continuing Professional Development
All medical practitioners can verify their CPD credit points accumulated from August 01, 2016 to November 03, 2017 on the Medical Council website.
Kindly note that all Medical Practitioners are requested to ensure compliance with the Medical Council (Continuing Professional Development) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 i.e. to accumulate at least 12 CPD points by December 31, 2017 in order to enable the Medical Council to relicense them for the year 2018
November 06, 2017
Continuing Professional Development Credit points
All General Practitioners/Specialists
This is to inform all medical practitioners that an amendment has been made to the regulations concerning CPD i.e. the Medical Council (Continuing Professional Development) Regulation 2016 wherein exceptionally for the purpose of relicensing for the year 2017, medical practitioners have been exempted from CPD for the year 2016 and those doctors who have paid their Annual Practicing Fee for the year 2017 have been relicenced to practice medicine.
According to the amended Regulations any CPD credit points accumulated during the period 01 August 2016 to 31 December 2016, shall be reckoned for the purpose of accumulating credit points for the year 2017.
The minimum CPD credit points that need be accumulated for the year 2017 will be 12. A medical practitioner who has already accumulated for e.g. 4 CPD credit points for the year 2016 will require at least 8 additional CPD credit points by December 31, 2017 for the Council to consider “relicensing” him or her for the year 2018.
The Medical Council further informs all concerned that the exemption from CPD given for the year 2016 is a “one-off exercise” and will in no circumstance be granted once again.
Medical practitioners are therefore requested to ensure compliance with CPD at all times (according to provisions made in law) to enable the Medical Council to relicense them for the year 2018 and the subsequent years.
May 18, 2017
Re: Illegible prescriptions from doctors
The Pharmaceutical Association of Mauritius has drawn the attention of the Medical Council that certain doctors have the habit of making prescriptions which are illegible.
Pharmacists have difficulties in understanding the drugs that need to be dispensed to patients. Such a situation may result in dispensing the wrong medication with obvious adverse outcomes on the health of patients.
The Medical Council views this matter with concern and concurs with Pharmaceutical Association of Mauritius on this observation.
Council is therefore making a formal appeal to all registered medical practitioners to adopt a legible handwriting while making their prescriptions so that the correct medications are dispensed by pharmacists to their patients.
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;
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.
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.
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.
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