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Med Teach. 2009 Jun;31(6):493-6. doi: 10.1080/01421590903094216.

Medical education in Libya: the challenges.

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  • 1Department of Neurology, New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton, UK.


The history of medical education in Libya spans over a period of 40 years. Medical schools had a good and promising start in the 1970s. The graduates of the first few classes had a good impact on the health services in Libya. However, the medical schools did not embrace the immense changes that medical education experienced over the last two decades. This article aims to give a background on the medical education in Libya and explore the challenges facing it, which may help in gaining the initial momentum that seems to have been lost.

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