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The Rwanda Medical & Dental Council (RMDC) is a regulatory body established by Law Nº 44/2012 of 14/01/2013 determining the organization, functioning, and competencies of the Medical and Dental Council.

The overall objective of the Medical and Dental Council is to safeguard the standards of health care. In pursuance of its mandate, the Rwanda Medical and Dental Council (RMDC) established an Examinations Policy in 2016 to assess the knowledge, skills and attitude of Medical or Dental Practitioners with foreign degrees seeking to register with the Council.

As Rwanda and the region are developing, and medicine/dentistry themselves are also advancing ; this has brought changes in the healthcare needs of the population making it imperative to review the competencies required for medical and dental practitioners to provide a high quality of care.

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.
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 Licensure examinations must be set following the blueprint :

As per the New Licensure examinations policy, 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….)

For applications downloads the form :


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