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The Rwanda Medical and Dental Council must ensure that candidates willing to practice medicine and dentistry in Rwanda meet the required standards and demonstrate competencies defined in the Core Curriculum before licensure in line with the ordinary Law Nº 44/2012 of 14/01/2013 establishing the Council.
All General Medical or Dental Practitioners with degrees issued by medical schools non-accredited by EAC Councils or any Foreign Medical School seeking to register with the Council must sit for licensure examinations.

The licensing examination shall be a comprehensive examination in General Medicine or Dental Surgery. Discipline-based examinations will no longer take place (ie separate disciplines : Pediatrics, Gynecology, Surgery, etc….)
The written examination will be made of 200 Multiple Choice examination questions (Single best answer) while Clinical practice and skills are assessed using a practical examination, which consists of stations that follow the commonly used formats of an Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE). It consists of a minimum of 15 stations of at least minutes each.

Written Exams for both Medical and Dental Candidates :

  • Date : Sunday 7th November 2021
  • Venue : UR College of Medicine (Former KIE) near Kimironko Bus Station
  • Time : 8h00 AM
  • Deadline to submit your application is 28th October 2021

Practical Exams :

  • Date : Sunday 28th November 2021
  • Venue : UR College of Medicine (Former KIE) for Medical Candidates
  • Venue : RMH Rwanda Military Hospital (Kanombe) for Dental Candidates

Every applicant for the Licensure examinations should mandatorily submit the following documents to the Secretariat of Rwanda Medical and Dental Council :

1. Application Form for Council Licensure Examinations ;
2. Copy of ID/Passport ;
3. Colored passport size photo ;
4. Certified copy of degree ;
5. Certified Academic transcripts ;
6. Indexing number ;
7. Current CV ;
8. Evidence of payment of Examination fees of 50,000Frw for Rwandan and EAC Partner states and 100USD for Foreigners paid at RMDC’s account No 00040-0282401-67 for FRW & 00040-0282400-66 for USD in Bank of Kigali (BK).
9. Health fitness certificate or Medical Report
10. Criminal records report of the last 5 years

All Documents should be translated to English and sent info@rmdc.rw (with Title application for 2021 licensure examinations) or submitted to the Secretariat of RMDC.

Office of the Registrar
Rwanda Medical and Dental Council


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