PMDC announces results of foreign graduate exam step-III

Islamabad—Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) has announced the results of the National Examination Board (NEB) step-III OSCE/VIVA (Part I,II,III). The exam was taken from those Pakistani nationals who had done their basic medical qualifications from abroad.
The exam was conducted by Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Medical University at Jinnah Convention Center, Islamabad simultaneously. The exam was conducted in three steps. In exam (step I) held on June 2, total 2122 candidates appeared from which 205 candidates passed the exam.
In the exam (step II) held on June 3, total 722 candidates appeared from which 299 candidates declared successful.
In the NEB Step-III exam (OSCE / VIVA) was held in three parts. In part I on September 8, 150 candidates appeared from which 114 got success. Part II was held on September 9, total 150 candidates appeared and 149 of then got success and part III held on September 19, total 153 candidates were appeared of them 152 declared successful with 91% result.
Each candidate was practically assessed on 15 different stations and the candidate were given 10 minutes time to check the patient.
Faculty of 12 medical colleges consisting of professors, associate professors and assistant professors were used as examiners who assessed the candidates. After completing all the steps and parts, the passed candidates will be registered with the PMDC as doctors after getting notification by the Ministry of National Health Services.
The Executive Committee of PMDC supervised the whole exam to ensure transparency in the examination including Prof Dr Abid Farooqi, Prof Gen Khaliq Naveed, Dr Amir Hussain, Prof Dr Ejaz Hassan Khan, Dr Khayal ul Rehman Afridi, Dr Mussarat Hussain, Dr Taj Muhammad and Dr Syed Azher Ali Shah (Acting Registrar PMDC), Dr A Q Javed (Ministry of National Health Services). While talking to media Dr Amir Hussain member Executive Committee emphasized that the PMDC council has been succeeded to hold a transparent exams and more than 91% passing ratio of result shows a huge success on the part of PM&DC.—APP

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