433 Nigerian Foreign-Trained Doctors Fail Qualifying Exam

At least 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 PUNCH reports.

The examination which held at the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital took place between November 22 and 23,2023.

The PUNCH reports that 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, it was learnt, comprised 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, which was also obtained by The PUNCH on Monday, revealed that only 403 passed.



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