PMDC conducts exams for graduates who earned degrees from abroad

Zubair Qureshi

Islamabad—The Pakistan Medical and Dental Council has announced results of the National Examination Board exams (NEB) Step III OSCE / VIVA (Part I,II,III). Those who have done their basic medical qualifications from abroad had appeared in these exams.
The exam was conducted by Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University in Jinnah Convention Center, Islamabad simultaneously. This exam was conducted in three steps. In exam (step I) held on 2nd June 2016, a total of 2,122 candidates appeared out of whom 205 passed the exam. In the exam (step II) held on 3rd June 2016, total 722 candidates appeared and 299 candidates were declared successful.
In the NEB Step-III exam (OSCE / VIVA) held in three parts, in part I held on 8th September 150 candidates appeared and out of that number 114 could succeed. In the part II exam held on 9th September 2016 a total 150 candidates appeared and only 149 could qualify while in the part III exam held on 10th September (Saturday) 153 candidates appeared and 152 declared successful with 91pc result.
This exam was a patient-based exam and each candidate was practically assessed on 15 different stations and the candidates were given 10 minutes time to check the patient. A 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 PM&DC as doctors after getting notified by the Ministry of NHSR&C.
The Executive Committee of PM&DC 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 Khayalur Rehman Afridi, Dr Mussarat Hussain, Dr Taj Muhammad and Dr Syed Azher Ali Shah (Acting Registrar PM&DC) Dr A Q Javed (Ministry of NHRS&C),
While talking to media Dr Amir Hussain Member Executive committee emphasized that the PM&DC Council has been succeeded to hold a transparent exam with more than 91 pc success ratio, which is a huge success on part of PM&DC. He added that the Minister of NHSR&C Ms Sara Afzal Tarar also ensured her full support and extended her complete help to eradicate any type corruption in the process of the examination.

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