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Viewpoint: Not another culinary metaphor?

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/sbmj.0712469a (Published 01 December 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:0712469a
  1. Joseph Ogirima Ovosi, final year medical student1
  1. 1Armada Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria, Nigeria

Medical education all over the world is challenging for teachers and students. The expansive curriculum and the timeframe for learning the science and art of medicine mean that teachers and students face great physical and mental hurdles.

The situation in Africa is even more challenging, especially for students. Apart from the socioeconomic problems in Africa, medical students have to use Western medical literature if they are to learn medicine to a standard comparable to that in …

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