The Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC) met the vice-Chancellors of all medical and dental institutes of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and Islamabad on Monday to mention the date of MDCAT 2022.
VCs recommended that PMC President, Dr. Noushad Sheikh, hold the Clinical and Dental College Admission Test (MDCAT) on one or the other 13 or 20 november .
Last week, Sindh’s Health Minister, Dr. Azra Fazal, also called on PMC President, recommending him to conduct MDCAT in November this season as the country is grappling to overcome the damages inflicted by the floods.
During the meeting, Dr. Azra suggested the PMC hold MDCAT 2022 in mid-November. She also lauded the PMC for its role in enhancing the standard of medical and dental education the country.
Earlier in the day this month, the PMC also fixed pass that is brand new of MDCAT for MBBS and BDS programs. The MBBS pass percentage happens to be fixed at 55% and BDS at 45per cent.
Last month, the PMC had originally established to hold the MDCAT for admissions to MBBS and BDS programs from 7 to 30 September at designated test centers all over the nation.
However, after a few days, record-breaking monsoon rainfall-induced floods wreaked havoc in different elements of Pakistan, forcing the PMC to reconsider its early in the day choice.
The Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations, and Coordination (NHSRC) had also expected the PMC to postpone the scheduled MDCAT 2022 due to floods.
The Ministry highlighted that 81 districts in Sindh, Balochistan, South Punjab, upper KP, and GB have been impacted by the floods and major infrastructure has been washed away in an official letter to the PMC.
Consequently, the PMC should postpone MDCAT 2022 to facilitate the students from the districts which can be flood-hit the letter concluded.