Council picks OOU, UNIPORT, others, charges foreign-trained doctors N900,000 attachment fee - Punch Newspapers
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2 December 2021The Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria, on Wednesday said all medical graduates who schooled abroad and seek to take its assessment examination would undergo a six-month mandatory attachment programme.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.
According to a statement posted on the council’s website, the first attachment programme will commence in January 2022 and run till June.The MDCN listed teaching hospitals for the programme to include those of the 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 the University of Maiduguri (North-East).
The statement read 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. headtopics.com
“The first attachment programme will start in January and end in June 2022, while subsequent ones will be fixed and advertised accordingly.”Copyright PUNCHAll rights reserved. This material, and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior express written permission from PUNCH.Read more: The Punch Newspapers »
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