Residency Training in Nigeria and How to Enroll in the Program.
Residency Training in Nigeria… Residency training is a training meant to boost the knowledge of medical graduates into licensed doctors, anesthesiologists and dentists. This training is compulsory for any licensed doctor that wants to be independent or wants to work without supervision.
Residency Training in Nigeria
The training takes place in hospitals. The trainees stay in the hospital staff quarters and can called on to handle emergencies at anytime in the absence of the consultant doctor, that is why they are called ‘resident doctors’.
This training began as informal sessions at John Hopkins Hospital and presently, it is almost formalized everywhere in the world.
Reasons for Residency Program.
Residency provides a platform for individuals to work with patients, learn team work and broaden his skills on understanding the physical appearances of diseases.
Residency also prepares the medical graduates to become leaders and exposes them to various aspects of their field.
Choosing a Residency Program.
Choosing a residency program can sometimes be difficult for doctors. Below are some factors to consider when choosing a residency program:
- The flexibility and stability of the program,
- Personal career ambition,
- Cost, population of patients and family matters,
- Support to be received during the program.
How to Enroll in a Residency Program.
After making decision on which residency program to choose, below are the steps on how to apply:
- Find out the advantages and disadvantages of your chosen program from the residency director.
- Get ready your personal information and letters of recommendation.
- Search for adverts from teaching hospitals that special in your area of interest.
- Apply on the university’s portal for the residency training.
The Cost for Residency Program.
This varies depending on institutions and area of specialization. Nevertheless, the application process costs N10, 000 to N15, 000 and it is non refundable.
I hope this article goes a long way in helping you in the enrollment of the residency program of your choice.
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