The Medical and Dental Council is the Statutory Governmental
Agency that regulates standards of training and practice of
medicine and dentistry in Ghana. It was established under
the Medical and Dental Decree, 1972 (NRCD 91), as amended by
the Medical and Dental (Amendment) Decree, 1979 (NRCD 91),
and Medical and Dental (Amendment) Decree, 1979 (AFRCD 8).
The NRCD 91 repealed the then existing Medical and Dental
Act, 1959 (Act 36) as subsequently amended. Subject to the
provisions of the NRCD 91, the Medical and Dental Board (Act
36) then in existence immediately before the commencement of
the Decree was deemed to be the Medical and Dental Council
under the Decree.
"An internationally acclaimed competent regulatory authority
for medical and dental practice in Ghana, for the public good"
NOTICE TO PRACTITIONERS
Per the CPD Policy of the Council, “Practitioners are to accrue 30 credits over 3 years including attendance at one Law and Ethics programme.
Practitioners are required to attain a minimum of 8 and maximum of 12 credits in each year (1st and 2nd years).
Not more than 12 credits in any year will be counted”.
Practitioners are being reminded that by the provisions in the policy, 2013 is the last year for the accumulation of the 30 credits.
Update on the CPD credits accrued for the first two years would be provided to individual practitioners.
Practitioners are advised to check Council’s website www.mdcghana.org for the list of certified Providers and Accredited Programmes with the corresponding credits.
Note that the list would be updated regularly once more Providers are certified and programmes accredited.
Practitioners who fail to satisfy the CPD requirement may not have their license renewed for 2014.
PLEASE NOTE THAT IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF EVERY REGISTERED PRACTITIONER TO
ENSURE THAT HIS/HER RETENTION/ANNUAL FEE IS PAID BY 31ST DECEMBER OF EACH YEAR
The two-year pilot scheme for
requirements for reaccreditation of Medical and
Dental Practitioners ended in December, 2009.
Following a review involving discussions with
stakeholders and reviews at various levels, Council
has decided on the following for further
In January of every year, The Registrar shall publish in the Gazette the
name, addresses, dates of registration and qualifications of all
registered practitioners. The Council shall provide three classes of
registers for the registration of practitioners