PMC improving healthcare standards


The Pakistan Medical Commission strives to improve healthcare education through the advancement of quality medical and dental education.

The healthcare regulator is setting benchmarks in line with global best practices to ensure quality healthcare for every citizen of our great nation.

Following a vision of excellence in education, every local and foreign undergraduate will undergo a National Licensing Examination before being issued a full license to practice in Pakistan. The criteria for the National Licensing Examination have been introduced to assess the graduate’s ability to utilize the acquired knowledge, and principles, and to demonstrate competency in clinical skills of required for patient care.

NLE is a licensing examination principally to test the candidate’s ability to function as a safe practitioner. The NLE was the first computer-based examination conducted by PMC. The digital format of the examination is part of PMC’s vision to promote transparency and meritocracy while setting international benchmarks of quality, skills, and competence.

The result of the Pakistani and Foreign graduates qualifying for the NLE is a fair indicator of the level of education and clinical training imparted in the colleges.


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