Throughout the 1990s, medical education was transformed as a direct consequence of more complex patient needs and the reorganisation of healthcare delivery. Medical education refers to the educational process required to prepare the medical professional for entry into practice as well as provision of educational activities for lifelong learning. This educational process is aimed at physicians, nurses, technicians, physiotherapists, scientists and other related professions who deliver care to the patient and public. Today’s medical professional is bound by demanding healthcare systems [1–3], internationalisation of localised diseases , shorter more intense training periods and dependence on medical technology .
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