MEPI schools involved in Competency Based Medical Education
All MEPI schools are investing in faculty development (training in pedagogy, medical education research and curriculum development training). Ten out of 13 MEPI schools are involved in curricular development at both under and post graduate levels in order to provide more relevant training for the students and address faculty shortages. Out of the 10 MEPI schools that are planning to conduct curricular innovation, five schools are working on competency based curricular development. However only two schools; Makerere University, College of Health Sciences (MakCHS) and College of Medicine, University of Ibadan (CMUI) are implementing Competency Based Medical Education.
The CBME curriculum development process at the two schools has evolved overtime building on prior experiences. For example, the MakCHS previous curriculum changes process started in 2000 where they focused on problem Based Learning and Community Based Education and Service. Although CMUI on the other hand has gone through several prior minor curriculum reviews, the philosophy and methods of teaching and assessment were largely unchanged till 2000-2010 when the major revision was undertaken to make the curriculum competency Based.
The Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI) is a coordinated effort led by the Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator (OGAC) and supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).