How to renew your MDCN License 2019.

So it’s that time of the year when medical doctors and dentists are gearing up to renew their practicing license. From past years, this experience have not been a good one. Why? Most practitioners complain of their inability to connect to the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria server. A notification stating – “The server […]

Career Physician

West African College of Surgeons WACS 2019 Full List of Successfull Primaries Candidates.

Great News again. The West African College of Surgeons WACS, have just released the full list of successful candidates who sat for the West African College of Surgeons WACS Postgraduate Exams. Recall that not many Nigerian Doctors are keen on remaining in the country to practice medicine. With this result already being celebrated around the […]

Conditions Physician

Star Doc New Video Release – “No More Sickle Cell”

Ibe Chimezie who goes by the moniker, Star Doc has drops a song to create awareness about Sickle Cell Anaemia. The New song highlights the need to do a genotype test before marriage and the possibility of sickle cell warriors attaining full potential in life nonetheless. He employs the service of his 4 year old […]


My Worst Case as an Emergency Physician.

One night in the ER… A 42 year old lady came in with severe abdominal pain and nausea. She wasn’t vomiting. No other symptoms or problems, except for multiple prior visits to the ER with the same problem. Many doctors had tried and failed to diagnose and treat her. She had been to all the […]


Prof Nimi Briggs: Nigeria Losing doctors to other countries.

Prof Nimi Briggs, a renowned obstetrician and gynaecologist, who delivered the keynote address, called on state governments to stop paying lip service to healthcare delivery. According to him, it behoves on them to know that healthcare delivery is part of their primary responsibilities. Briggs, who noted that the training of doctors in Nigeria was expensive, […]


MDCAN Laments Incessant Relocation of Medical Personnel Abroad

The Chairman, Medical and Dental Consultants Association of Nigeria (MDCAN), University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan chapter, Dr. Dare Olulana, has described as worrisome, the rate at which medical personnel is leaving the country on a daily basis. READ ALSO: Top 10 Foreign Destinations for emigrating Medical Doctors. He made the remarks Monday while speaking with […]

Editor's Focus Physician

Physicians need to wake up. The law is coming to you!!!

Today a patient thought I was rude. He was not impressed with how I conducted myself in the consultation room. The encounter started off with the nurses. Right from the consulting room, I could hear heightened tones in his voice. He sounded imposing and I remember thinking he has a loud voice. Then he walks […]


Guild of Medical Directors wants an Adadevoh Public Holiday.

The Guild of Medical Directors, Abuja Chapter, has called on the federal government to declare August 19 every year a public holiday, in honour of late Dr Stella Adadevoh, who halted the spread of the Ebola Virus in the country.  The Public Relations Officer of the Guild, Dr Biodun Ogungbo who stated this in a […]


Profile Review: Oluyinka Olutoye is Surgeon-in-Chief at US Hospital

The National Children’s Hospital in the US has appointed a Nigerian, Dr. Oluyinka Olutoye, as its Surgeon-in-Chief. The hospital, which announced the appointment on its website, said the appointment was effective from August 1. It would be recalled that Olutoye was part of the team that carried out surgery on a baby in-utero in a Texas hospital […]

Editor's Focus Physician

Next MDCN Assessment Exam for Foreign-Trained Medical Doctors 2019.

The next Assessment Examination of the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria is scheduled to hold from Wednesday 27 November to Thursday 28 November 2019 at the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano, Kano State. READ ALSO: How to Print your Permanent MDCN License. A.    ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA i)  The examination shall be for candidates trained in ALL […]


West African College of Physicians Official Calendar of Events for 2019.

The West African College of Physicians is a regional body saddled with the responsibility of coordinating the training Postgraduate Medical Candidates to becoming specialist in the West African region. Find below a full schedule of events from the body; Year Title February 2019 Update Course in Laboratory Medicine March 2019 Update Course in Paediatrics March […]


Doctors are suffering from Fundamental Human Rights Violations in Medicine.

This is an excerpt from Human Rights Violations in Medicine: A-to-Z Action Guide – It is applies to every region of the world, where a doctor is ‘seen’. From sex trafficking to censorship, the range of human rights violations is immense, some more heinous than others. Abuse may be perpetrated by dictators in war-torn countries and […]

Medico Physician

The Health Hub Births Nigeria’s First House Officers Guide – Mint Stethoscope.

The name says a lot about this new e-book launched yesterday by the Health Hub – Mint Stethoscope. Mint Stethoscope was a product of intensive research and contribution by resource persons, who are members of the Health Hub. It sounds like MINT money – new notes. Mint Stethoscope – New Stethoscope. It is a representation […]