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What you need to know as a houseofficer


If you are yet to start housejob or you are still a new houseofficer, you would really benefit from this post. Trust me! It is with a lot of of joy in my heart that I write this post. HOUSEJOB IS FINALLY OVER. It feels so good knowing you are no longer at the bottom of the doctors-chain lol. But…

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70 days in Paediatrics Posting | Housejob in Nigeria


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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Tales of a House Officer in Nigeria


A house officer (in Nigeria) is a doctor who is doing a compulsory one year internship (called housejob), by working in one of the recognised health institutions 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,…

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Unemployment in Nigeria |The Working Nigerian Series


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 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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Licensed to practice. MDCN Induction (video included)


It’s official; I can legally practice medicine in Nigeria. After the series of ‘trials and tribulation’ we were put through. The MDCN 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…

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