The next Assessment Examination of the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria is scheduled to hold from Wednesday 5th – Friday 7th october, 2016 at the Ahmadu Bello university teaching hospital, zaria, kaduna state
A. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
i) The examination shall be for candidates trained in ALL Countries other than Nigeria; and for Nigeria-trained doctors that either failed to complete their internship within twenty-four months of graduation or those whose medical schools lost their accreditation.
ii) Candidates must hold medical/dental degrees of approved medical and dental training institutions.
Iii) Candidates must show evidence of eligibility to practice medicine/dentistry in the Country of training. A current license from the Country’s medical/dental regulatory authority shall be required.
B. INELIGIBILITY FOR THE EXAMINATION
i) Persons who have sat and failed the examination on three consecutive times shall not sit for the exams unless they undergo twelve (12) months of full time attachment in an accredited Medical School in Nigeria as required by regulations.
ii) Medical students yet to be fully released by their universities need not apply. (Applications without required certificates shall not be processed).
The Examination shall consist of:
i) A multiple Choice Question (MCQ) paper covering all aspects of Basic and Clinical Sciences in Medicine and Dentistry.
ii) A short Answer Question Paper (for medical candidates only).
Iii) A long Essay Question Paper (for medical candidates only).
iv) Clinical Examination comprising Long and Short Cases or Objectives Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE).
v) Practical Clinical Examination in Conservative Dentistry and Oral Surgery (for Dental candidates only).
vi) Practical Examination which may include such items as identification of: instruments, specimens, interpretation of slides, radiographs and laboratory investigations.
vii) Oral Examination (Viva voice).
viii) English Language paper for non-English speaking graduates from medical schools whose language of instruction is not English.
D. COMPULSORY REMEDIAL COURSE
The course is covered by the examination fee. All candidates MUST therefore, attend the remedial course being organized by the Ahamdu bello university teaching hospital, zaria, kaduna state from 1st June 2016 to 30th september 2016. Candidates would be expected to produce evidence of having undertaken the remedial course on the day of the examination. Each candidate must obtain a record book where his/her attendance and participation in all course activities are duly endorsed by each supervising consultant.
E. EXAMINATION FEES
(i) Nigerian Citizen – N75,000.00
(2) Non-Nigerian Citizen – N150,000.00
(3) Other charges (Dental materials for dental candidates only) – N25,000.00
Application forms can be obtained at the cost of N1,200.00 (One thousand two hundred naira) only via REMITA
to Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria.
Forms can be downloaded from our website @ www.mdcn.gov.ng or collected from any of the under-listed offices of the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria:
(i) Plot 1102, Cadastral Zone B 11 , off Oladipo Diya Road, Behind Prince & Princess Estate, Kaura District, P.M.B. 458, Garki, Abuja.
(ii) No.25, Ahmed Onibudo street, Victoria Island , P.M.B.12611, Lagos.
(iii) No. 2, Ogufere Street, Off Okpara Avenue, P.M.B. 1431, Enugu, Enugu State.
(iv) Plot 3, Unguwan Gwari Crescent, Kawo (Zaria Road), Kaduna.
(v) No 13, Peter Tokula Street, GRA, ilorin, Kwara state.
G. REQUIREMENTS FOR SUBMISSION OF FORMS
i. Evidence of payment of required fees to the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria.
ii. Photocopies of all relevant academic qualifications i.e GCE, medical/dental degree certificate.
iii. Relevant portion of International Passport (Visa & Departures pages)
iii. Two (2) passport size photographs
iv. Birth certificate or statutory declaration of age.
v. Current license/evidence of eligibility to practice medicine/dentistry in the Country of training issued by the medical/dental regulatory authority in that country.
Closing date for submission of application form is 31st August, 2016
All applications with supporting documents must reach the office of the Registrar at Plot 1102, Cadastral Zone B
11 , off Oladipo Diya Road, Behind Prince & Princess Estate, Kaura District, P.M.B. 458, Garki, Abuja or any of our Zonal offices not later than the stated closing date.
IMPORTANT TO NOTE: Candidates who passed the assessment examination are to undergo the Nigerian internship/housemanship. Exemption from internship/housemanship may be granted to doctors and dentists who were licenced and have practiced for not less than one year after graduation in the foreign countries where they trained.
Dr. A.A. Ibrahim, Dsc, mni