PMDC to revise admission policy

Islamabad—Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) has decided to revise admission policy for public and private medical and dental colleges to induct students on merit basis. According to an official of PMDC, entry test for medical colleges would be centralized at provincial and federal level and colleges would follow the merit list issued by their affiliated university after taking entry test exam.
It was decided that eligibility criteria for public and private sector medical and dental colleges should be strictly followed to avoid the substandard medical education and doctors in the country. Similarly, the curriculum would be in line with future professional demands of doctors so that they could serve in rural deprived areas.
NEB exam for foreign medical graduates would be made further standardized and transparent. He said that it was decided that certain measures would be taken to meet the faculty deficiencies particularly in basic science subjects to improve quality of medical education.
Private sector would be bound to open medical and dental colleges in those locations where there is need of medical and dental colleges, he added. He said fee structure in private medical colleges would be strictly monitored by PMDC while overcharging by students on the name of donation would be checked immediately. He said training of inspectors who inspect the medical colleges, would be ensured while medical teachers would be trained by universities to meet the international standards.—APP

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