Educational Development Centre

The Faculty of Medicine University of Gezira (FMUG) was established in 1975. The main philosophy was to serve the rural community of Gezira area, which compromises the largest irrigated scheme in the Sudan.
The school adopted a community oriented, community based, problem solving and integrated curriculum so as to achieve its main three objectives: student training, research and service. The student intake started in 1978 . The graduation of the first batch was in 1983 .
The EDC started together with the start of the school in 1978. At that time it has no physical space, but it was functioning mainly in the aspects of student self-learning and staff development through regular and formal training in medical education in addition to curriculum and educational materials development. In 1980 it was a section in the library with medical photographic facilities added and it had a coordinator, Professor Mohamed Awad Alla Salih. In 1987 it became the Medical Education and health manpower development centre and it had its first physical site. In 1993 it became the medical education development and research centre, and moved to a bigger building. In 1995 the EDC Gezira was considered a national center and designated as a WHO collaborating centre. In 1998 the EDC moved to a new building which include meeting room, library, self-learning areas, educational materials section, designing and binding, counter and information section and administrative offices.
The Faculty of Medicine University of Gezira has got strong links, through the EDC with many partners: Federal Ministry of Health , State Ministry of Health, International Health Office, WHO, other medical schools in the Sudan, other faculties in the University of Gezira, international health science institutes, the Network; community partnership for health through innovative medical education, research and service, EDC Khartoum, Centre for educational development for health professionals Suez Canal University, Regional chapter (EMR) of the Network, University of Dundee, George Washington University. USA and African and Arab Medical Schools.
The number of faculties with interest in innovative medical education increased. Most of medical schools in the Sudan adopted the strategies of FMUG. New ideas and opinions came up due to increased awareness in medical education. There is extra need for strong partnerships between education, health services and the community to achieve the goal (towards unity for health). The EDC, Faculty of Medicine, University of Gezira continue to be considered a successful model that could meet the redesignation as a WHO collaborating center to provide effective support for all innovative programs in education for health.

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Vision

"Achieve leadership and excellence in the education of health professions newly created locally, regionally and globally."

Educational Development Centre

Mission

"The mission of the center is to participate in the development of an innovative health profession education and practice, scientific research and community health services"

Educational Development Centre


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