Pakistan Medical Fee (PMC) has introduced that solely the marks of the electives (Biology, Physics, and Chemistry) will likely be thought of to find out candidates’ deserves for admissions within the upcoming periods of medical and dental applications.
The announcement got here after the federal government’s determination that the Matriculation and Intermediate board examinations will solely check college students of their electives.
A spokesman for the PMC mentioned,
The Nationwide Medical and Dental Council has permitted a coverage to find out benefit for the upcoming MBBS and BDS enrolments according to the federal government’s coverage. Solely the marks obtained by college students within the FSc exams of science electives will likely be used for calculating the benefit. This system will apply to all college students taking FSc exams in 2021 and people making use of on the idea of both the final yr’s FSc examination outcomes or A-Stage examination outcomes to forestall discrimination in benefit calculation.
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He added that the PMC has additionally permitted a particular window from 10 January 2022 to 10 February 2022 for schools to accommodate the candidates who will take the A-Stage examinations in October 2021 and whose outcomes are anticipated in subsequent February.
“The particular methodology will likely be notified as an addendum to the PMC Medical and Dental Undergraduate Training (Admission, Curriculum, and Conduct) Regulation, 2021,” he acknowledged.
Final yr’s examinations weren’t carried out due to the pandemic, and highschool college students had been largely promoted with out examinations. College students had been anticipating comparable promotions this yr because the pandemic has not subsided however the Minister for Training, Shafqat Mahmood, is adamant that examinations will likely be held in 2021 even when only for the electives.
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The PMC spokesperson added that, in precept, the NMDC has permitted a phased strategy to the enforcement of the brand new requirements of medical training, and medical training establishments will likely be given cheap time to adjust to the brand new requirements.
One other improvement is the change in inspection scores of academic establishments that may now be represented by 4 grades (A+, A, B, and C) as a substitute of the particular marks obtained, as a way to keep away from any public assumptions of the rankings.