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70 days in paediatrics

70 days in Paediatrics


WOW! How time flies. I remember clearly my first day on the job. In fact, it feels like I started this whole housejob journey just yesterday. Thursday marked my 70th day in Paediatrics posting. #mamaImadeit. Paediatrics was one rotation I was not looking forward to starting but it happened to be my very first rotation. Who would’ve thought that I…

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housejob at MDH

Tales of a ‘new’ HouseOfficer


Read medicine they said. It’s a professional course they said. A doctor would always have a job they said. Doctors are paid well…they said. They said so many things about medicine and well, being a doctor in general. But you never know how much it hurts, unless you are in the persons shoes. A house officer (in Nigeria) is a…

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The Working Nigerian Series. Part 2


Welcome to the second part of this series. Today we are going to discuss employment/unemployment. Personally I think the rate of unemployment in Nigeria is very high. I said personally because I don’t have any research to back up my claim. Imagine a country where PhD holders are still looking for jobs. It’s quite sad when you think about it.…

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the working nigerian

The Working Nigerian Series. Part 1


I was having a conversation with a friend and it got me thinking “is Nigeria really ready for change?” We claim we want change but are we ready to embrace it? This is the first in this series, hopefully with many more to come. Today I’ll be discussing the possibility of the pay per hour system vs the fixed monthly…

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MDCN Induction

Licensed to practice by MDCN (video included)


It’s official—I can legally practice medicine in Nigeria. After the series of ‘trials and tribulation’ we were put through. The induction ceremony was held on the 8th of November, 2016 at the Nigerian Air force (NAF) conference center. The program was scheduled to start at 10am, but like most Nigerian events, it started almost 11am. The hall was occupied by…

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