433 foreign-trained doctors fail MDCN qualifying exam
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 qualifying examination was held at the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital between November 22 and 23,2023.
The assessment for the foreign-trained medical graduates was in a Computer Based Test format with the graduates taking the examination in four different centres, namely: BMG Institute of Information Technology; JAMB Professional Test Centre; Kano Cooperative CBT Centre and Treztech, all in Kano State.
The examination comprises a computer-based test, a picture-based test, and an objective structural clinical examination.
Findings showed that most of the medical and dental graduates performed poorly in the CBT.
In the list of shortlisted candidates obtained by The Punch in Abuja, it was noted that a total of 836 candidates with medical degrees from foreign universities were shortlisted for the examination at the first instance.
The result of the examination revealed that only 403 passed.