Mass failure as results of Medical and Dental Council exams are released

Mass failure as results of Medical and Dental Council exams are released understands that 157 foreign-trained Ghanaian doctors have failed the Medical and Dental Council (MDC)’s examination, which grants them the licences to practice in Ghana. reports that only 68 of the students, representing 30.2% were able to pass the exam conducted from February 22, 2019 to March 2, 2019.

Those who sat for the exam include 208 general duty medical doctors, eight general duty dentists, eight specialists and a ‘mature’ candidate, who studied in more than 10 universities in China, Ukraine, Russia, Philippine and Belarus for six years.

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Minister of health, Kwaku Agyemang Manu Source:
Source: UGC

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The bi-annual examination, introduced in 2000, is to ensure that doctors trained in other countries had the requisite knowledge and skill to offer medical and dental care to patients in Ghana.

Candidates, who failed, have the opportunity to register afresh and re-sit the examination involving multiple choice and problem-solving sessions as well as orals.

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