About four hundred and thirty nine (439) foreign trained doctors who wrote their Licensure Registration Exams in February 2021 have expressed concern over inhability of the Medical and Dental Council (MDC) to release their results.
According to them, before their exams, interviews were conducted and the cost of registration was 770 Dollars per candidate which they were assured by the MDC that the results will be release within a period of two to four weeks from the date of exams.
Speaking in an interview with the Ghanaianvoiceonline.com in Accra, one of the foreign trained Doctors who spoke on condition of anonymity said after serveral months of writing their Licensure Registration Exams, the results have neither been released nor has been a communiqué from the MDC detailing the reasons for the unprecedented delay.
He stated that all attempts to obtain answers have proved futile and constant enquiry visits at the Council left them devastated.
“We are always told to keep waiting to be contacted. As we pen down this letter we are still waiting in agitation”. He added.
“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”. He opined.
He stated that another worrying issue is candidates who failed 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 possible 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”. He noted.
He therefore called on the MDC as a matter of urgency to address their grievances by releasing their Licensure Registration Exams results.
We are, therefore, disheartened at the current situation and wish to use your esteemed platforms to churn out our grievances. Our future lies in uncertainty. It is, therefore, our considered hope that by this address, our grievances would be heard speedily.
By: Paul Mamattah