Get to learn how to complete all the MDCN portal procedures online by going through this post. Here are simple step by step tutorials which will help you to register on the website, pay all necessary fees and even your license renewal. So, keep reading if you want to know all the details.
Contemporary technology progress provides us with an opportunity to make a lot of things sitting at home. We can make payments, shopping and many other things online without leaving our homes. Fortunately, now we can manage even things concerning our job. MDCN portal is of no exception as all the applications and fees payment options are now available to assess in your computer.
Step by step guide for MDCN registration
Here, you will find out how to perform MDCN full registration online. All you need to do is follow our easy guidelines. We promise that you will not find it difficult. So, let's get started.
First of all, you need to visit the official website of MDCN portal. Here, you will see the bar with quick links.
When you direct your cursor at the "Registration. MDCN Licensing," you will be able to see the additional menu dropping out.
From this three-heading menu, click on any shortcut starting with "full registration." You will be redirected to the next page.
On the registration page, we can see four windows for logging in and registration, providing options for medical staff, organisations and providers of CPD. The one that is of our interest today is "Doctors' Access." Click the "Register" button and proceed to the next step.
You will see the window named "Create an account as a Doctor," in which you need to fill the necessary blanks. For the first one, you need to select the type of practice you have. Here, you have three options:
- Medical registration;
- Dental registration;
- Alternative registration.
Pick the option which is relevant for you and move to the neighbouring gap.
The next one is for the number of your license, and it is called "Folio number." Fill it out correctly. Note, please, that this is not applicable for those Nigerian doctors who have studied abroad and for foreign doctors as well.
Now, you have to fill three blanks with your first name, last name and other names (for example, the middle name if you have one).
Next gap is for your phone number and e-mail. You should provide the current information so that everyone could contact you.
Also, there is an option to select your gender.
After you have filled all the blanks, you need to click the "SUBMIT NOW" button, and that is it. Now, you are done with the registration.
Next, we are going to tell how you can pay for your charges using one of the most popular payment platforms in Nigeria called Remita. So, read on to find everything out.
MDCN Remita payment procedure
When you visit the MDCN portal official website, the first thing that meets you is the disclaimer about the requirement for payments. There are two options provided:
- You can make payment directly through the MDCN portal and
- You can make payment using the Remita service.
That is why, today, we are going to show you how to do it using the second option. So, read on to learn the process.
The first thing you need to do is visit the Remita Payment website, particularly for MDCN portal payment.
Here, you can see three options for making payment:
- Option for one-off (single) payment;
- Option for periodic payments and;
- Option for making an e-Invoice.
Let's begin with the first one. Here, you have to start filling in all the necessary gaps, that are marked with the red gear. In the "Service Name" blank you need to pick the service you want to make payment for. Click on the relevant option from the drop-out menu and proceed to the next blank.
The next one is for the amount of money you are going to pay. You will be able to fill this gap only if you have already elected the purpose of the payment. As you can see, the currency is set for Naira by default. So you just need to specify the figure.
Now, you have to provide your personal information. Namely, fill the gaps with your first and last name. This one is obligatory. Phone and e-mail are optional, but you can name them as well.
The last step at this point is verification with the help of the code. Fill in the figures and letters you see in the gap, and then click the "Proceed To Payment" button. You will be redirected to the next page on which you will be able to make the payment itself.
On this page, you will be provided with reference data of the Remita service, and also you will have to choose the way you want to perform the payment. There are three methods:
- You can pay with a card;
- You can pay using Internet banking or;
- Via Paga/Pocketmoni services.
Now, let's review what you need to do for making a retrieval payment. First, you should revisit the website of Remita. The process is pretty the same as for the first variant. Although, here you need to specify dates and periods for your payments.
Also, you will need to point out the bank you are using, specify its type and name. According to the kind of the bank (commercial, microfinance or mobile platform), you will be provided with a drop-out menu where you will be able to select the particular institution. Next, you should write your account number, and then proceed to fill other gaps.
Now, you will need to fill your personal information such as first and last name, telephone number and e-mail. Then, proceed with the verification step with code and click the "Create Mandate" button. You will receive an MDCN Retina Retrieval Reference, which will be able to be used to submit your payments. You can use it on the official website of your bank or in the bank department
When you have received the RRR code, you can make your payment right on this page. All you need to do is insert the code into the corresponding gap and click the "Continue" button. You will be redirected to the page to specify all the necessary details for processing the payment.
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And, that is it for the payment methods. As you can see, everything is very easy and fast. Following our guidelines, it will not take you a lot of time to pay all of your fees using the MDCN Remita platform. Now, let's take a look at the license renewal process.
MDCN license renewal
If you want to renew your doctor's license, follow these simple steps.
First of all, you have to visit the Remita website for MDCN payments. Here is the link for it; just follow it. And, on this page, you need to fill the gaps accurately to process the payment.
- Step 1. From the drop-out menu in the "Service Name" section, select the option "Practicing fee."
- Step 2. Specify the "Description." Here, you need to write that you want to pay for an annual practising license.
- Step 3. Insert your personal information (your full name, e-mail, and phone number).
- Step 4. Complete verification code step and submit the payment. When you finish your payment, you will receive a Remita Retrieval Reference, which you will use for the next steps to accomplish the procedure.
- Step 5. Now, you should visit the MDCN portal official website and make your MDCN login.
- Step 6. When you have signed in into your personal account, click on the "My license" button and follow all the links until you see the gap for your RRR code. Insert it and submit.
And, that is all. You have paid for your license renewal and verified it. After that, you will be able to print your license and provide it to MDCN so that they can prove it and give you the evidence for it..
The assessment examination for Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria is an obligatory procedure for foreign doctors and Nigerian doctors, who have obtained an education abroad. That is, this exam is necessary to verify the unrecognised qualification certificates.
There are no specified dates when this examination is held this year, but usually, it takes place twice a year — in April and November. Also, there are two ways to apply for it:
- You can print out the application form from the MDCN official website. Here is the link where you can find it.
- Another way is filling the application form online. Follow the link and see the form itself.
Also, to complete the application form you need to make a payment for it. You can do this using the Remita service. You will need to select "Assessment examination" option and then follow all the steps, which we have described before. And that is it.
Well, we think, it is high time to finish our article. We hope that it has been useful and informative for you. We have tried to explain all the steps for MDCN portal registration, license renewal and examination to make it easy to perform them for you. As you can see, everything can be done online so it is even more comfortable as you can complete all the tasks you need just sitting at home.
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