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induction ceremony for 499 foreign-trained medical Doctors & 7 Dental Surgeons who were successful during the October/November 2018 assessment examination of the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria.

MDCN Inducts 506 Foreign Trained Doctors

14 January 2019 Health National News News


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The Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria, MDCN has inducted five hundred and Six foreign trained medical and Dental graduates as part of efforts to boost the nation’s health sector.

Administering the physician’ oath on the newly qualified medical and dental doctors the Registrar, Dr Tajudeen Sanusi  stressed the need for the inductees to adhere to the ethics of the profession.

induction ceremony for 499 foreign-trained medical Doctors & 7 Dental Surgeons who were successful during the October/November 2018 assessment examination of the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria.

‘The medical and dental council of Nigeria assessment exinamtion is a routine professional examination conducted to assess candidates trained outside who obtained medical and dental qualifications recognised by the  medical regulatory body in those countries.”

In October last year, the council conducted assessment examination for NIne hundred and Six candidates of which five hundred and five hundred and Six were successful. 

The five hundred and six were 499 were medical doctors and seven dental surgeons.


The registrar of MDCN, Dr Tajudeen Sanusi charged them to maintain best professional practices at all times.He called on Nigerians to report misconducts of medical practitionals to the council.

The Chairman of the council, Dr Abba wasiri Hassan maintained that the assessment examination was without bias for all candidates.

He expressed worry that there were few hospitals accredited for houseman-ship as most state hospitals were in deplorable conditions.


Earlier the minister of professor Isaac Adewole said the ministry would create a help desk to assist the new Doctors to a place for their housemanship.

He appeales to parents to check the accreditation status of both local and foreign medical schools before enrolling their children.

On his part, the president of the  Nigeria medical association, NMA, Dr Francis Faduyile called for improved welfare package for doctor’s to curb brain drain in the medical industry.

Some of the inductees pledged to be agent of change in the health sector.

They appealed to the Federal and state government to look into the challenges facing medical practitioners in the country.


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