The next Assessment Examination of the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria, MDCN is scheduled to hold from Wednesday 18th September to Thursday 19th September  2024  at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan.
            A.        ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
i)  The examination shall be for candidates trained in ALL Countries (other than Nigeria) whose training institutions are currently listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools (; and for Nigeria-trained doctors that either failed to complete their internship within twenty-four months of graduation or those whose medical/dental schools have lost their accreditation.
ii) Candidates must hold medical/dental degrees of approved medical and dental training institutions which shall be verified by Electronic Portfolio of International Credentials (EPIC).
iii) Candidates must show evidence of eligibility to practice medicine/dentistry in their Countries of training. A current practising license and a Certificate of Good Standing from the country’s medical/dental regulatory authority (not from the Training Institution) shall be required.
            B.        EXAMINATION FORMAT:         
            The examination shall consist of:
i)         Computer Based Test (CBT) consisting of Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQ) covering all aspects of Basic and Clinical Sciences in Medicine and Dentistry.
ii)        Clinical Examinations comprising Long and Short Cases or Objectives Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE).
iii)       Practical/Clinical Examinations in Restorative Dentistry, Oral Surgery and Child Dental Health etc. (for Dental candidates only).
iv)       English Language paper for non-English speaking graduates from medical/dental schools whose language of instruction is not English.
(I)        Nigerian Candidates                                                                                    –           N 150,000.00
(2)       Non-Nigerian Candidates                                                                            –           N 250,000.00
(3)       Other charges (Dental materials for dental candidates only)                       –           N  40,000.00
            Candidates are to note that above payments are non-refundable
Applicants are to register by completing online forms and make payment through:

The following documents are to be uploaded on the portal:
i.          Stamped EPIC identification form.
ii.         Evidence of payment of required fees to the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria.   
iii.       Relevant academic qualifications i.e GCE/SSCE/NECO (Five credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology at not more than two sittings), medical/dental degree certificates (Statement of results are not acceptable)
iv.        Relevant portions of International Passport (Visa and Arrival & Departure stamped pages).
v.         Colour passport-size photographs.
vi.        Birth certificate or statutory declaration of age.
vii.       Current practising license/evidence of eligibility to practice medicine/dentistry in the Country of training, issued by the Medical/Dental Regulatory Authority (MRA) in that country.
viii.      Closing date for submission of application forms is 31st July 2024
Candidates are also required to forward Certificate of Good Standing from the Medical/Dental Regulatory Authority to     
•    Medical/Dental students yet to receive their medical/dental degree certificate need not apply
•    Medical Candidates are required to come with their individual Stethoscope, Diagnostic set, Patella Hammer and Tape Rule.
•    Dental Candidates are required to come with their individual Mouth mirror, Probes, Tweezers etc.
•    Candidates will be informed of the venue of the CBT part of the examination before the date of the examination. 
            For further enquiries please call 09077062051or email    


By Dr Nathaniel

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