No fewer than 433 out of the 836 foreign-trained medical graduates who sat the qualifying examination organised by the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria failed, The PUNCH has gathered. The qualifying examination was held at the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital between November 22 and 23,2023. But on completion of their studies abroad, to get a licence to practise in Nigeria, they are required to pass the MDCN assessment. The examination tests the candidates’ ability to apply their basic medical sciences and clinical skills in a health care setting. In a recent interview with The PUNCH, the MDCN Registrar, Dr Tajudeen Sanusi, said the assessment examination was a global practice.
Source: Punch November 28, 2023 14:46 UTC