Editorial Note

The Yenagoa Medical Journal is the official publication of the Association of Resident Doctors of the Federal Medical Centre, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, Nigeria (ARD, FMCY). The Editorial Board of the Yenagoa Medical Journal was inaugurated on the 18th of January, 2019 by the Dr. Ephraim Suobite-led administration of the ARD, FMCY, with Dr. Peter Chibuzor Oriji as the first Editor-in-Chief. Our maiden edition was published in July, 2019, and our publications have been consistent since then. Four issues are published in a year; January – March, April – June, July – September and October – December.


The aim of the Yenagoa Medical Journal is to provide a platform for publication of clinical and medical research works, and all related subjects. These published research works are disseminated freely for academic, reference and research purposes.


Our scope includes publication of open access, peer-reviewed original articles, short research notes, short communications, review articles, systematic review articles, case reports, commentaries, perspectives, viewpoints, letters to the editor, book reviews, medical educational materials and articles on socioeconomic, political or legal matters related to medical practice.

All opinions, except otherwise stated, are those of the authors of the articles in this journal and do not reflect the views of the Yenagoa Medical Journal, Association of Resident Doctors or the Federal Medical Centre, Yenagoa.

Executive council of the Association of Resident Doctors, Federal Medical Centre, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, Nigeria (2021/2022)

President – Dr. Mbooh, T. Romeo
Vice President – Dr. Tifan, Kemebirinemughan
General Secretary – Dr. Sintei, Shadrachson N. 
Asst. General Secretary – Dr. Ahaiwe, Chinagozi
Treasurer – Dr. Afakwu-Adimoha, Hilda
Financial Secretary – Dr. Agbagoro, Oghenetega J

Welfare Secretary – Dr. Ofodile, Chioma V.
Public Relation Officer – Dr. Biakolo, Akpobome
Ex-Officio 1 – Dr. Irole, Divine
Ex-Officio 2 – Dr. Michael Ebiegberi
House Officers’ Representative – Dr. Ikeanyi Somadina

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