MDCN has said that foreign-trained Nigerian doctors must pay an attachment fee of N900,000.
The Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria made this announcement in a statement.
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The council explained that all graduates who schooled abroad and wants to take their assessment examination must undergo a six-month attachment programme.
Also, Nigerian applicants would pay a non-refundable fee of N900,000 while their foreign counterparts would pay N1.4m for the programme.
However, dental candidates will pay additional charges of N200,00 for training materials.
The statement said that accommodation will be provided by the Training Institution. The institution would be responsible for rental and payments for the programme.
It further said that the first attachment programme starts in January 2022 and ends in June 2022. Also, subsequent ones will be fixed accordingly.
The statement also listed the teaching hospitals for the programme. These hospitals include:
- Olabisi Onabanjo University (South-West).
- Enugu State University (South-East).
- University of Port Harcourt (South-South).
- University of Ilorin (South-West).
- Aminu Kano University (North-West).
- University of Maiduguri (North-East).
The statement reads 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.
“The first Attachment Programme will start in January and end in June 2022. Subsequent ones will be fixed and advertised accordingly.
“The programme shall be for candidates trained in ALL Countries (other than Nigeria). and whose training institutions are currently listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools (www.wdoms.org).
“Candidates must hold medical/dental degrees from approved medical and dental training institutions. They shall be verified by the Electronic Portfolio of International Credentials (EPIC).
“Candidates will be required to provide evidence of eligibility to practise medicine/dentistry in their individual country of training. A current practising licence and a Certificate of Good Standing from the country’s medical/dental regulatory authority (not from the Training Institution) shall be required”.
Source: PUNCH HealthWise