MDCN mandates doctors who schooled abroad to pay N900,000

MDCN mandates doctors who schooled abroad to pay N900,000

The Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria says all medical graduates who schooled abroad and seek to take its council’s assessment examination would undergo a six-month mandatory attachment programme.

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According to the associations, applicants who are Nigerian citizens, are required to pay a non-refundable fee of N900,000, while non-citizens are to pay N1.

4m for the programme.

 
The council also added dental candidates will have to pay additional charges of N200,000 for training materials.

 
It, however, said accommodation will be provided by the Training Institution, for rental and payments for the programme with an additional cost of accommodation will be made to the Training Institution.

 
From a statement posted on the council’s website, the first attachment programme will start in January and end in June 2022 while subsequent ones will be fixed accordingly.

 
MDCN said the teaching hospitals for the programme include Olabisi Onabanjo University (South-West), Enugu State University (South-East), University of Port Harcourt (South-South), University of Ilorin (North-Central), Aminu Kano University (North-West) and University of Maiduguri (North-East).

 
The statement reads in part, “The Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria hereby informs all Foreign Trained Medical and Dental Graduates, Parents and Guardians, other Stakeholders and the General Public that with effect from December 2021, intending candidates for Council’s Assessment Examination will be required to undergo a six-month mandatory attachment programme before they can be eligible to sit for the MDCN pre-registration examination.

 
“The first Attachment Programme will start in January and end in June 2022 while subsequent ones will be fixed and advertised accordingly.

 
“The programme shall be for candidates trained in ALL Countries (other than Nigeria) and whose training institutions are currently listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools (www.

wdoms.

org).

 
“Candidates must hold medical/dental degrees from approved medical and dental training institutions that shall be verified by the Electronic Portfolio of International Credentials (EPIC).

 
“Candidates will be required to provide evidence of eligibility to practise medicine/dentistry in their individual country of training.

A current practising licence and a Certificate of Good Standing from the country’s medical/dental regulatory authority (not from the Training Institution) shall be required”.

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MDCN mandates doctors who schooled abroad to pay N900,000

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