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Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by beneli(m): 6:56pm On Sep 23, 2009
phantom:

@ben, its a medical salary scale, where we dont have to fight for every pay rise.it comes automatically.it was started in '91 at the height of the brain drain and abrogated in '98.if we had followed through,a consultant should be at the same level as a chief judge earning about 1.5 mill a month,

That sort of pay is very reasonable and should attract a lot of folks home once they start to implement it!

But honestly though, the government should not stop there. The problem with the Health sector is not just about the salaries. As has been echoed by a lot of people here, there needs to be a complete overhaul of the health sector. I am bold to say that we dont have a health system and have on many occasions sited our lack of a clear pathway of referal from primary care to secondary and tertiary care as one clear example. Perhaps those working in Nigeria might shed some more light on this but from where i am sitting, there's no clear demarcation between any of the levels of health service delivery in Nigeria!

Another problem, methinks, is the absence of any clear standards for health care delivery. Each health provider (private hospitals, general hospitals, teaching hospitals etc) seem to have their own policies regarding what treatment, investigations etc to prescribe. There should be evidence based guidelines accessible to the practitioner from the remotest villages to the most functional and equipped hospitals in Naija. Where there are no clear standards, there's nothing to regulate and nothing to aspire to. In the UK this concept is seen in terms of Clinical Governance, something that is fundamental to uniform and evidence-based development in the Health sector. Becoming competent in some of the tools of clinical governance, such as Clinical Audits, is an essential requirement for trainees in the UK.
See this link for more on Clinical Governance http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Publichealth/Patientsafety/Clinicalgovernance/DH_114

The government should set up a separate body that is responsible for Clinical Governance and Excellence (along the lines of NICE in the UK http://www.nice.org.uk/), which would in addition to setting the guidelines and promoting good health, also be tasked with the role of ensuring that ALL health providers from the community level up to the teaching hospitals aim towards complying with these standards. 

There should be better regulation of the HMO's. Health Insurance is the future, if we are serious about universal access to health care. The government must be clear about the exact role of the private sector in Health service provision. The regulatory body must ensure that the private hospitals and HMO's are able to perform the role they are set up to perform. If they can't then they should either close down or 'consolidate'.

If the government stops at just increasing the salaries of Doctors, without putting in place the proper structures (not the 5-star hospitals and other such poorly thought through projects), then absolutely nothing will change for the service users and our health care will continue to be a joke!

AjanleKoko:

I hope you guys pardon me for posting here, cos I'm no doctor!

Thanks for your contribution. I am sure none of us here have any reservations about you, or anybody else who is not a Doctor, posting here. We are all joint stakeholders in this Naija (lack of) health thing!
Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by drI: 8:18pm On Sep 24, 2009
Thanks beneli.quite on point.we need the likes of you to become the minister of health,or at least special adviser on health.Maybe Nigeria's health system would wear a new look.Your choice of specialty could even contribute to bring sanity in such an insane system.
Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by violent(m): 9:31pm On Sep 24, 2009
does anyone have idea what the new salary scale for the doctors look like? i mean from house officer to consultant
Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by phantom(m): 1:04pm On Sep 25, 2009
@violent, HO-2078502,MO/REG-3143281,SNR REG2/SMO2-3585042,SNR REG1/SMO1-4219576,PMO2-5013058,PMO1-5982407,CMO-7111178,CONS-63437261,CON special grade2-7629542,CON SG1-9143101, all values are annual salaries. kiss grin

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Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by beneli(m): 1:06pm On Sep 25, 2009
dr I:

Thanks beneli.quite on point.we need the likes of you to become the minister of health,or at least special adviser on health.Maybe Nigeria's health system would wear a new look.

You're whispering dangerous thoughts into my head, Dr I. Dangerous, yet somewhat ponderable thoughts!
Much as i'll pretend to be impervious to your whispers, i haven't quite excluded them as part of my ten year development plans!

dr I:
Your choice of specialty could even contribute to bring sanity in such an insane system.

Yeah right!
Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by DisGuy: 2:55pm On Sep 25, 2009
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Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by Sagamite(m): 4:46pm On Sep 26, 2009
Can you guys please map the SA grade to Nigerian grade.

Is this right?

SA grade - Nigeria equivalent
Intern - House Officer

Medical Officer - Medical Officer

SMO/Registrar - Senior Medical Officer 2 and 1

PMO/Specialist - Principle Medical Officer 2 and 1

CMO/Snr Specialist - Clinical Medical Officer/Consultant/Consultant Special Grade 2

Principal Specialist - Consultant Special Grade 1

Chief Specialist - ?? ?? ??
Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by missgalaxy: 9:29pm On Sep 28, 2009
Well I have put in over ten years as a doctor in the sevice of humanity. I am strongly considering leaving practice for sth worthwhile like an ngo job or un job. Get the gist? [NEW]
Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by beneli(m): 12:38pm On Oct 02, 2009
@missgalaxy,

You can still get a job with an NGO or the UN as a Doctor, especially if you have some sort of public health experience.

Be checking the following link: http://unjobs.org/organizations/who

There are some occasional offers in Nigeria as well from some of the International NGO's based there.

All the best
Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by beneli(m): 2:36pm On Oct 06, 2009
Here's a job opening for any of you guys with a MPH and a bit of experience http://unjobs.org/vacancies/1252057108462

And here's one for those without the MPH http://unjobs.org/vacancies/1250846544597

@missgalaxy, here's an NGO job for you http://unjobs.org/vacancies/1253784936989

All of the jobs are in Liberia though.

Good luck!
Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by andray: 8:46am On Oct 07, 2009
lets this docsdothier thing and stop disturbin them
Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by Nobody: 8:45pm On Oct 11, 2009
beneli:

That sort of pay is very reasonable and should attract a lot of folks home once they start to implement it!

But honestly though, the government should not stop there. The problem with the Health sector is not just about the salaries. As has been echoed by a lot of people here, there needs to be a complete overhaul of the health sector. I am bold to say that we dont have a health system and have on many occasions sited our lack of a clear pathway of referal from primary care to secondary and tertiary care as one clear example. Perhaps those working in Nigeria might shed some more light on this but from where i am sitting, there's no clear demarcation between any of the levels of health service delivery in Nigeria!

Another problem, methinks, is the absence of any clear standards for health care delivery. Each health provider (private hospitals, general hospitals, teaching hospitals etc) seem to have their own policies regarding what treatment, investigations etc to prescribe. There should be evidence based guidelines accessible to the practitioner from the remotest villages to the most functional and equipped hospitals in Naija. Where there are no clear standards, there's nothing to regulate and nothing to aspire to. In the UK this concept is seen in terms of Clinical Governance, something that is fundamental to uniform and evidence-based development in the Health sector. Becoming competent in some of the tools of clinical governance, such as Clinical Audits, is an essential requirement for trainees in the UK.
See this link for more on Clinical Governance http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Publichealth/Patientsafety/Clinicalgovernance/DH_114

The government should set up a separate body that is responsible for Clinical Governance and Excellence (along the lines of NICE in the UK http://www.nice.org.uk/), which would in addition to setting the guidelines and promoting good health, also be tasked with the role of ensuring that ALL health providers from the community level up to the teaching hospitals aim towards complying with these standards. 

There should be better regulation of the HMO's. Health Insurance is the future, if we are serious about universal access to health care. The government must be clear about the exact role of the private sector in Health service provision. The regulatory body must ensure that the private hospitals and HMO's are able to perform the role they are set up to perform. If they can't then they should either close down or 'consolidate'.

If the government stops at just increasing the salaries of Doctors, without putting in place the proper structures (not the 5-star hospitals and other such poorly thought through projects), then absolutely nothing will change for the service users and our health care will continue to be a joke!

Thanks for your contribution. I am sure none of us here have any reservations about you, or anybody else who is not a Doctor, posting here. We are all joint stakeholders in this Naija (lack of) health thing!




allycat:

In most countries of the world where there are great advances in medicine,the system is driven by private enterprise. Hospitals in America such as John hopkins, Mayo's group and Emory University School of Medicine are not funded by the American Government but by trust funds and foundations. Great Ormond street hospital in the UK is also funded not by the Government but by a Foundation trust. In India where we are all running to for treatment now, the hospitals doing all the medical miracle's are private enterprises. The same applies for most other countries except communist countries like Cuba where the government controls everything. And i tell you the doctors there are trying to get out too.
Where government is directly involved they provide basic health care and emergency services which are usually not profitable. The doctors in these hospitals are not paid anything special when compared to other sectors of their economies.
The business of government is to provide the enabling environment and regulatory frame work such as health insurance so that everybody can afford basic health care. Don't forget research, for medicine to progress there must be research going on and that is never funded by government. What we Doctors in Nigeria need to do is to stop waiting for government to do for us and start doing for ourselves.
Nigeria is in such a mess now that if we are waiting for government to start paying us jumbo salaries and super funding the hospitals we will wait for a very loong time. First let them give us electricity, running water, good roads, reduce the cost of bringing in equipment and stop taxing hospitals like hotels. The cost of running private hospitals will come down. Hopefully if that happens we will be generous enough to pass that reprieve to our patients.
allycat:

Good morning. Just joining this thread. I am one of those doctors that never tried to leave the country and now even if i wanted to I think I am too old. One issue I have with medicine and Doctors in Nigeria is our near total reliance in other people (government) for everything. A few years ago it dawned on me that the most progressive specialties in Nigeria have a strong private practice culture.The Ophthalmologist and Urologist are examples. In private practice they are doing laser eye surgeries here in Nigeria meanwhile some government hospitals are still doing cataract extraction without IOL's. Private urologists are doing Trans Urethral Prostatic Resections and getting paid well for it while teaching hospitals are still doing open prostatectomies. Private radiology centres have CT machines and MRI's and are able to maintain them even when teaching hospitals get them they breakdown and become none functional. Note that none of the industries we keep comparing our salaries to are government owned (oil companies and banks) if government were to run them (like most Tertiary hospitals) they would be worse off than we are.
Till we Doctors wake up and really realize that we are in the BUSINESS of saving lives and take our destiny into our own hands , I think we will continue crying and nobody will ever tell us sorry.
That's my take I may be wrong, but till proven otherwise that's what i believe.


HMM! NAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWA!, IF DOCTORS DEY COMPLAIN LIKE THIS, WETIN ORDINARY PEOPLE LIKE US GO DO
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Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by allycat: 11:53pm On Oct 13, 2009
A freelance cameraman's appendix ruptured and by the time he was admitted to surgery, it was too late. A self-employed mother of two is found dead in bed from undiagnosed heart disease. A 26-year-old aspiring fashion designer collapsed in her bathroom after feeling unusually fatigued for days.


Paul Hannum's family members say he probably would've gone to the hospital earlier if he had had health insurance.

1 of 2 What all three of these people have in common is that they experienced symptoms, but didn't seek care because they were uninsured and they worried about the hospital expense, according to their families. All three died.

Research released this week in the American Journal of Public Health estimates that 45,000 deaths per year in the United States are associated with the lack of health insurance. If a person is uninsured, "it means you're at mortal risk," said one of the authors, Dr. David Himmelstein, an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School.
www.cnn.com/2009/HEALTH/, health.insurance/index.html -

Please read this article. Did doctors in America not swear to the same oath that Nigerian doctors swore too( ANd please no one swears to the Hippocratic oath anymore). Has any body heard of the American senate making it a crime for a doctor not to treat a patient without insurance. It is only in Nigeria that we want the best of everything for free, health, education etc. Medical care is not free anywhere in the world. Where it seems government pays, people pay taxes to fund it and the practitioners are always paid. Someone must pay either as taxes, insurance or cash. Better soup na money kill am even if the soup is health care. It is only in communsit countries that it is ever 'free' and go and read about the quality of care they get.
Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by beneli(m): 10:07am On Oct 14, 2009
allycat:

Medical care is not free anywhere in the world. Where it seems government pays, people pay taxes to fund it and the practitioners are always paid. Someone must pay either as taxes, insurance or cash. Better soup na money kill am even if the soup is health care. It is only in communsit countries that it is ever 'free' and go and read about the quality of care they get.

Spot on, my brother!

Even in so called 'Communist' countries, healthcare is NOT free per se! In those places, the resources generated from the labour of the working population is used to fund the healthcare, and other, needs of the vulnerable ones, resulting in a less sophisticated version of the welfare system that is becoming increasingly available across Europe. The NHS in the UK is a prime example. 

Where we need to start in Nigeria is by first putting a figure on the annual cost of our healthcare and making this known.Not locking it away in some obscure office, manned by a pot-bellied politician who doesn't know what's going on. Once we have the figures, it becomes easier to explore opportunities for its funding. A lot of money is being wasted in building so called '5-star hosptals' and other such ludicrous health projects than could have been more meaningfully channelled into a healthcare provision pool. If there is a clear costing, which is broken down to show what it would take to make good evidence-based health care universally accesible to service-users even in the remotest villages, then we would know what can be realistically funded from taxing the working population etc, and what needs to be sourced from elsewhere. Until then the policy makers and other stake-holders can be dismissed as unserious and, quite frankly, ignorant.

The guys in the US are able to have their debates because they KNOW what it costs to run a functional healthcare system. Their disagreements is about the funding. Here (in Nigeria) nobody, least of all the policy makers, seem to have the faintes idea!
Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by Iyara(m): 4:07pm On Oct 15, 2009
"For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them" (Matthew 18:20)

However when two or more doctors are gathered in Naija, there will surely be complaints. Not so much about the general state of healthcare as our welfare. Oh well, e go better.

Let me digress a bit from the usual staple.
Today October 15th is the 2nd ever Global Handwashing Day. Let's try to remember that Hand washing with soap is the single most effective and inexpensive way to prevent diarrhea and acute respiratory infections (ARI).

Is anyone else here aware that this week (October 12-19th) is NMA Physicians Week? Are these people carrying us along at all? Every doc I asked doesn't know and doesn't care?
Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by allycat: 12:44am On Oct 16, 2009
Iyara, today is handwashing day. great. Well today I saw 63 patients with one junior collegue assisting and no running water in the clinic. If I refused to attend to those patients cos I couldnt wash my hands some of you would cuss me out. Did I have time to remember that today is handwashing day? Hell no! Did I have time to wash my hands after each patient ? Capital No! Were there gloves to examine these patients , the answer again is No. So whom am I to be celebrating hand washing day. And yes I am complaining bitterly.

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Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by Iyara(m): 12:15pm On Oct 16, 2009
@allycat,
I feel you gaan. I'm guilty of complaining, same as everyone else. The stuff about Physicians' Week and Handwashing day is to give us something else to yarn about. On second thoughts, maybe it was a lame attempt. I would have tried doctor jokes but the ones I know are even lamer. Or we could just move stuff, NOT. grin

Global Handwashing Day is no cause for celebration, except maybe for epidemiologists and their sponsors in Public-Private Partnership for Handwashing (PPPHW). It's a reminder of what we're already aware of, so we can in turn pas the information across to patients and allied health staff.

Your sarcasm is entirely justified. 63 patients in one day! And no water?! Well then, there's nothing for it because you can't be expected to make bricks without straw.
Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by liquid7: 11:43am On Oct 17, 2009
i found this thread by accident and incidentally my brother is in the UK also as a doctor(been here 6 years or so).
As someone said progress in the UK is hard but there is a shortage of doctors .However,i would NOT recommend you come to UK unless you plan to locum .
A salary doctor makes about £2500-3000 depending on experience take home ofc you might think well thats 750,000 a month but it so costly here that you will never save more then £500 at best and the work is hard depsite the 48 hrs a week work.
As a consultant (for the few lucky to get to that level) it is about £70,000 after tax thats about £40,000 which is about £3500-4000 a month .
Many nigerians who make it are in fields which has little side practise too aka paedatrics .And with the UK NHS meeting targets now the private sector is dying equally and the country going broke means some side things that gave money is been plugged fast by the government.
GP is good money(average is £100,000).
However,locum u can make £100,000 if you work hard and take a lot of crap which means u can save and in 5 -6 years set up something nice back home that brings in the money well.
As for nigeria ,speaking to some of my friends who are doctors i hear there is a fight to raise consultant pay to 450,000 naira before tax(how much tax is i forgot to ask) but it will probably mean at least 300,000 a month which is certainly better to make in nigeria then the £2500-3000 here because of the cost of living.If you think for instance that a small house will set u back £600(and this is outside london ) u can see what i mean.petrol is £1 a litre .etc etc.

Ofc fact is nigeria government might not pay this though
Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by igboboy3(m): 7:16am On Oct 20, 2009
G'day to you all. Even though I am not yet a doctor,i have enjoyed this forum as i have learnt loads of stuff. I am a 300 level med student at NAUTH and i have a question. What is the benefit of having a DISTINCTION in any of your MBBS papers/e.g anatomy/? I heard that it gives you an edge in professional exams. Thanks[color=][/color]
Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by igboboy3(m): 7:19am On Oct 20, 2009
G'day to you all. Even though I am not yet a doctor,i have enjoyed this forum as i have learnt loads of stuff. I am a 300 level med student at NAUTH and i have a question. What is the benefit of having a DISTINCTION in any of your MBBS papers/e.g anatomy/? I heard that it gives you an edge in professional exams. Thanks[color=][/color]
Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by liquid7: 1:03am On Oct 21, 2009
igbo-boy:

G'day to you all. Even though I am not yet a doctor,i have enjoyed this forum as i have learnt loads of stuff. I am a 300 level med student at NAUTH and i have a question. What is the benefit of having a DISTINCTION in any of your MBBS papers/e.g anatomy/? I heard that it gives you an edge in professional exams. Thanks[color=][/color]
in nigeria i am sure it will help you with residency but in uk it about useless nowadays .
like i said if coming to uk you should probably come and focus solely on locum and making money.£100k is easily achieveable here as a locum and does not require much experience to start off.but its not for making a permament life
Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by beneli(m): 10:44am On Oct 21, 2009
igbo-boy:

G'day to you all. Even though I am not yet a doctor,i have enjoyed this forum as i have learnt loads of stuff. I am a 300 level med student at NAUTH and i have a question. What is the benefit of having a DISTINCTION in any of your MBBS papers/e.g anatomy/? I heard that it gives you an edge in professional exams. Thanks[color=][/color]

A distinction in your MBBS papers is of no great significance to professional exams abroad but you can highlight it in your CV. In a lot of the job application forms for training or none training posts, there usually is a section asking about any special awards and stuff like that, that you have recieved. You could mention your distinction there. It will also give you something to talk about at job interviews that may make the difference in your getting the job or not! Methinks that the consensus would be that getting a distinction in your MBBS papers is NOT a bad thing at all!

To add to what liquid7 has said, training posts (residency) in the UK have become extremely competetive for JJC Doctors and are very difficult to get, so locumming is the way to go for any body wishing to come to the UK.There are jobs everywhere and the rates are very reasonable. The thinking is that this bubble will burst sometime in the next 2 years, but until then, this is the locummers market! Ideally, if you are a junior Doctor, you should be thinking of progressing in your career, so locumming should be a stop-gap thing while you try to pass the USMLE and get matched for a training programme in the US.

If you are a middle grade doctor or higher, then now is the time to come and enjoy the gravy train!
Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by beneli(m): 11:20am On Oct 21, 2009
To add to my post above, I think it's important to balance out the good news with the bad news! Here goes.

To work as a locum in the UK you will need to register with locum agencies. Somebody coming directly from Nigeria may have some difficulties sorting out the registration immediately, because of some of the requirements :

1. You need to get up to date serology reports (i.e. evidence of your Hepatits B and C status. Some ask for evidence of your HIV status, especially if you will be working in some surgical specialities. All will request for evidence of your immunity to Measles, Mumps and Rubella), and will want confirmation that you have the post manteux scar (for TB). A lot of agencies want the reports from UK laboratories, so you may need to go private to get them done. The reason for this, is that the process of getting a GP and becoming eligible to access 'free' healthcare, takes a bit of time.

2. You must have at least 2 referees. One of which must be from your most recent Clinical supervisor/clinical director. In these desperate times, they'll probably accept referees from Nigeria. But the letters from your referees must have clear contact details (email and telephone).

3. You will need to have what is called a CRB check. CRB stands for Criminal Records Bureau. In essence you will fill a form detailing where you have lived for the past 5 years, amongst other things, and send off to the CRB office. They will use the information you have provided to check if you have committed any crimes. For residents of the UK, the whole process can take 3 months and more. For people coming from outside the UK, it will defintely take longer.

4. There are other minor documents that you'd be expected to submit, such as evidence of your qualifications and registartion with the General Medical Council, immigration status etc.

As a result of the need to sort out the above documents, anybody planning to come to the UK must be prepared for a wait of up to 6 months after passing PLAB before they can get into the system! Perhaps that's why some people end up working in places like McDanolds, while they are waiting to sort out their papers!
Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by invention: 12:38pm On Oct 27, 2009
segun2k3:

is it really true that FG has finally signed the mss scale.? if so when was it signed and when is it going to take effect.pls anybody with good info should reply.thanks
AjanleKoko:

I hope you guys pardon me for posting here, cos I'm no doctor!

@allycat, it's difficult to discount the role of government for now, because there are no private medical colleges or specialist hospitals on a large scale. For a nation to develop, government has to provide the platforms in terms of enabling legislation, as well as basic infrastructure, not the situation we have now, where they have a stranglehold on everything and refuse to do anything, or even commit to the improvement of existing facilities.
I find it truly pathetic in the case of healthcare, because for now there are no hospitals in existence that can train doctors on a large scale, keeping in mind we are over 150 million people. Only the teaching hospitals are there, and you know better than I do the state of those.

Cheers.
segun2k3:

is it really true that FG has finally signed the mss scale.? if so when was it signed and when is it going to take effect.pls anybody with good info should reply.thanks
AjanleKoko:

I hope you guys pardon me for posting here, cos I'm no doctor!

@allycat, it's difficult to discount the role of government for now, because there are no private medical colleges or specialist hospitals on a large scale. For a nation to develop, government has to provide the platforms in terms of enabling legislation, as well as basic infrastructure, not the situation we have now, where they have a stranglehold on everything and refuse to do anything, or even commit to the improvthan I do the state of those.

Cheers.
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Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by loser2: 3:36pm On Nov 01, 2009
Hi, I am a medical doctor. I am Nigerian but I did all my training in the US and are currently working in the US. I will like to go back yearly to Nigeria to do free clinic sessions. Hopefully, even do procedures. How do I get the appropriate licence to practice in Nigeria.
Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by beneli(m): 10:37am On Nov 02, 2009
@loser2,
Contact the Nigerian Medical and Dental Council via the following link http://www.mdcnigeria.org/ They're the ones responsible for licencing and that sort of thing, and should be able to guide you. It may be best to call them on the numbers provided on their website, as opposed to sending them an email.

Good luck!
Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by vines007: 3:51pm On Nov 04, 2009
Hi am a Medical lab Scientist abroad, am looking to come into the country how can i registe with the nigerian council or how can they asses my qualification.
Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by beneli(m): 5:32pm On Nov 05, 2009
vines007:

Hi am a Medical lab Scientist abroad, am looking to come into the country how can i registe with the nigerian council or how can they asses my qualification.

I doubt that it's the Nigerian Medical and Dental Council that register Medical Lab scientists. To the best of my knowledge you guys have a different licensing body, so it's difficult to point you in the right direction.
Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by pretts(f): 1:47am On Nov 24, 2009
I'm not a doctor,neither am i planning to be one, but i really appreciate d good job that they do.

Nigerian doctors need to do more in the area of orthopaedics, that specialty in the country is nothing to write/talk about.There's a lot to be done & if we have to travel as far as india to get the attention of a good orthopaedic surgeon at a reasonable cost,then we are in trouble.

Btw,I have female ward coats for sale for those residing in Nigeria, pls let me know if you need one.
Re: Medical Doctors' Forum: Let Us Know You! by styrax(m): 11:34am On Dec 01, 2009
@beneli

beneli:

@loser2,
Contact the Nigerian Medical and Dental Council via the following link http://www.mdcnigeria.org/ They're the ones responsible for licencing and that sort of thing, and should be able to guide you. It may be best to call them on the numbers provided on their website, as opposed to sending them an email.

Good luck!
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