Are you sitting for the MDCN (Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria) assessment examination this October?

Are you a foreign-trained medical graduate?

Do you want to pass the exam this once and get it done with?

Look no further, because……. 

OTRAC, Nigeria’s leading platform for continous medical education, is organising a 3-day Intensive Exam-focused course for candidates of the October, 2018 MDCN Assessment Examination for foreign-trained medical graduates. 


With less than 50% success rate in the last three exams, the MDCN assessment examination has become a major hurdle in the career pursuit of Medical and Dental graduates who trained outside Nigeria. Only 164 (40%) candidate of the 341 who sat for the march, 2017 exam passed; 249 (36%) of the 696 candidates passed in November, 2017; also less than half of candidates who sat for the exam earlier this year passed. 

This course is designed to help foreign-trained graduates pass the assessment exams, by exposing them to the Nigerian approach in various aspect of the examination.


The course will span from 24th to 26th of October, 2018. Two tutorial sessions will be held each day as follows

Morning session: 10am – 12:30pm

Break: 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Afternoon session: 1:30pm – 4pm


Each session will be taken by resident doctors (senior registrars) in each of medicine, surgery, pediatrics, and obstetrics and gynecology. These doctors have years of experience in similar examinations both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.


The course will focus on the four major specialty that make up the exam; Medicine, Surgery, Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology.

There will be four major tutorial sessions with one session dedicated for each of the four focus courses stated above, and the last day dedicated for a mock exam to give participants a feel of the exam. 

Each session will focus on:

  • Topics to focus on in preparation for MCQs, 
  • Techniques for answering Nigerian MCQs, 
  • The marking system and how to maximize your points, 
  • Common questions in the picture tests, 
  • The “catch” in most picture tests, 
  • The marking system and how to maximize your points. 
  • The OSCE checklist, 
  • Demonstration of common clinical examinations,  
  • Common stations to expect and demonstration of how to answer them, 
  • Principles of each station type, 
  • Time management, 
  • Maximizing your points at each station.
  1. Essay writing: a brief talk on essay questions. 
  2. Overall time management. 

The course is exam-focused and aims to help you know the areas to focus on and to coordinate all the knowledge you have gathered. 

ALL THESE GO FOR N20,000 only which is payable through our online platform or cash payment at our office.