On 26th February 2021, a total number of Four Hundred and Thirty-Nine (439) foreign trained doctors wrote the Licensure Registration Exams. Interviews were conducted subsequently on (date). The cost of the exams was $770 (GHS4,543.00) per candidate.
As duly communicated to us by the Medical and Dental Council (MDC) the results were to be released within a period of two (2) to four (4) weeks
from the date of the exams. Overwhelmingly, it has been more than seventeen (17) weeks (Four (4)
months) since the date of the exams. The results have neither been released nor has there been a communiqué from the MDC detailing the
reasons for the unprecedented delay.
All attempts to obtain answers have proved futile. Constant enquiry visits at the Council left us rather devastated; we are always told to keep waiting to be contacted. As we pen down this letter we are still waiting in
To our utter dismay, the MDC registered another batch of foreign trained doctors for a licensure exams which was conducted on 25th June 2021.
Aside that, registration is ongoing for the next batch of Medical and Dental candidates as well as Physician Assistants (PA’s) to sit for the exams in October and November 2021 respectively. This leaves us
concerned about what the future holds for us.
Another worrying issue is that, candidates who fail the exam are allowed
to resit after showing evidence of having done a structured clinical attachment for not less than twenty (20)weeks. As it stands, this won’t be
ssible this time around, since October is eleven (11) weeks away and no results have been released. This leaves no time for adequate preparation if
a candidate fails and decides to resit for the exams in October..
We are therefore disheartened at the current situation and wish to use your
esteemed platforms to chum out our grievances. Our future lies in uncertainty. It is therefore our considered hope that by this address our
grievances will be heard speedily.
Signed: Aggrieved Foreign Trained Doctors. cc: Medical and Dental Council (MDC)