Foreign trained doctors(433) fails MDCN exam

Foreign trained doctors(433) fails MDCN exam

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Foreign trained doctors(433) fails MDCN exam

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Foreign trained doctors(433) fails MDCN exam. According to The PUNCH, 433 of the 836 foreign-trained medical graduates who sat the qualifying examination organized by the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria failed.

The qualifying test was held between November 22 and 23, 2023 at the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital.

The assessment for foreign-trained medical graduates was in the form of a Computer Based Test, with graduates taking the exam at four different Kano State locations: BMG Institute of Information Technology, JAMB Professional Test Centre, Kano Cooperative CBT Centre, and Treztech.

A computer-based test, a picture-based test, and an objective structural clinical assessment are all part of the examination.

The findings revealed that the majority of medical and dentistry graduates fared poorly on the CBT.

According to the list of shortlisted candidates received by our correspondent in Abuja, a total of 836 people with medical degrees from international colleges were initially shortlisted for the examination.

Only 403 people passed the exam, according to the results obtained by our correspondent on Monday.

According to the PUNCH, hundreds of Nigerians who want to be physicians and dentists enroll in foreign colleges, spend a fortune on tuition and housing, and devote four to seven years to the Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery program.

Ukraine, Sudan, Cyprus, Egypt, the Caribbean, Russia, Belarus, India, Hungary, Guyana, Niger Republic, and Benin Republic are popular study abroad locations for Nigerians. But on completion of their studies abroad, to get a licence to practise in Nigeria, they are required to pass the MDCN assessment.

To protect the nation’s health care system, the MDCN governs the practice of Medicine, Dentistry, and Alternative Medicine in the country.

The MDCN conducts the evaluation twice a year. The exam assesses applicants’ ability to use basic medical sciences and clinical abilities in a health-care setting. The MDCN Registrar, Dr Tajudeen Sanusi, told The PUNCH in a recent interview that the assessment examination was a global standard.


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