PMDC tells private medical colleges to ensure merit
ISLAMABAD, Aug 21: The Pakistan Medical and
Dental Council (PMDC) has warned private medical and dental colleges not to sell
prospectuses to candidates having less than 60 percent marks in the FSc
Boards of intermediate and secondary education
recently announced FSc results across the country, after which private and
government medical and dental colleges are giving out prospectuses. The PMDC
supervises medical education in government and private colleges across the
Hina Shaukat, an official of the PMDC, said on
Monday that the council had noticed that some private medical and dental
colleges were selling prospectuses to candidates even if their marks were less
than 60 percent, which she said, was violation of the PMDC rules.
said most students trying to get admissions in these colleges were from rich
families and could afford expensive education on self-finance basis. Such
students cannot meet the merit of government colleges, she said.
said many students, who could not get admissions in Pakistani colleges, moved to
central Asian states where tuition fee of medical education was lower and
admission was easy.
She warned that below-the-merit students would not be
recognised as doctors by the PMDC even if they had managed to get admission in
private medical and dental colleges.
She said a doctor or dentist had to
get himself registered with the PMDC for practice under the Pakistani laws. She
said private institutions were selling prospectuses to candidates just to bag
She warned that parents should not try to seek admissions in
medical colleges for their children if their marks were less than 60 percent as
it was not authorised.
She said students intending to go abroad for
medical education should also take permission from the PMDC. Daily times