433 Foreign-trained Doctors Fail MDCN Qualifying Exam

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433 out of 836 foreign-trained medical graduates who took the qualifying examination organised by the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria were unsuccessful.

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

The examination which comprises of computer-based test, a picture-based test, and an objective structural clinical examination, took place at four different centres, namely: BMG Institute of Information Technology; JAMB Professional Test Centre; Kano Cooperative CBT Centre, and Treztech, all in Kano State.

Findings showed that most of the medical and dental graduates performed poorly in the CBT.

In the list of shortlisted candidates in Abuja, it was noted that a total of 836 candidates with medical degrees from foreign universities were shortlisted for the examination at the first instance.

The result of the examination revealed that only 403 passed.

The MDCN is the body that regulates the practice of Medicine, Dentistry, and Alternative Medicine in the country to safeguard the nation’s health care system.

The MDCN conducts the assessment twice a year. The examination tests the candidates’ ability to apply their basic medical sciences and clinical skills in a health care setting.
 

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