Higher education in Morocco is in a phase of reform and change. As part of the implementation of a new national strategy, the Ministry of Higher Education has contacted the presidents of public universities in the Kingdom to review the period of training in medicine, judging it appropriate to reduce it to 6 years in place of 7 currently. The aim is to be able to respond to the challenge of the generalization of social cover, by reducing the number of years of study and increasing the number of places. Point.
The Ministry of Higher Education, Scientific Research and Innovation, sent a correspondence, on February 17, to the presidents of universities, on the subject of the reinforcement of training in the fields of medicine, pharmacy and of dentistry.
” As part of the implementation of the royal project for the generalization of social security, in particular its component which concerns the guarantee of medical services for all categories concerned by compulsory health insurance (AMO), the government has put in place a strategy to raise the level of the health system, with the objectives of achieving the standards of health supervision set by the World Health Organization by 2025, and which goes with the objectives of the development model at the horizon 2035 “, can we read in the correspondence of the ministry.
According to Abdellatif Miraoui’s department, “the rate of training of medical staff, as it is currently, will not allow the country to achieve these aforementioned objectives“, is it underlined in the correspondence of which MoroccoLatestNews UK holds copy.
In order to increase the number of medical graduates, given the shortage of doctors in Morocco, and to strengthen national medical tools and performance, the government has therefore agreed on the possibility of reviewing the medical training period. 6 years instead of 7, while increasing the number of educational seats open to students in the faculties of general medicine, pharmacy and dentistry, supports the Ministry of Higher Education.
At the same time, continues the same source, “ the necessary financial and human capacities will be identified in order to support this reform project, within the framework of a contractual program between the government, the universities and the faculties of medicine, pharmacy and dentistry “.
Given the importance of this project, which requires a general mobilization of all the stakeholders, each in their own field, the Ministry of Higher Education has called on the presidents of the universities to engage all the stakeholders concerned, in particular university structures, teachers, the social partners as well as the students, for the implementation of this project and its objectives.
According to information received by MoroccoLatestNewsthe national strategy of the Ministry of Higher Education plans to increase from 2,092 medical graduates per year to 6,530 by 2025, then 8,770 graduates in 2030, to reach a cumulative rate of doctors of 16,590 in 2025 and 46,650 by horizon 2030.
Within three years, the national strategy for higher education aims to exceed the rate of doctors set by the WHO, which is 25 doctors for every 10,000 inhabitants, to reach 26 doctors for every 10,000 inhabitants in 2025. the strategy is working as planned, the number of doctors will be able to reach 30/10,000 inhabitants by 2035.
A strategy that can either save the health care system or drive it even further…