The Pakistan Medical Commission has warned the Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Medical University for MBBS and BDS admissions. The medical university has announced the admissions for the MBBS and BDS degree programs for the academic session 2021-2022 for the public sector medical and dental universities and colleges of the Sindh Province. According to the statement issued by the university, it is directed to the institutions to admit the candidates of Sindh for session 2021-2022 in MBBS and BDS having marks not less than 50% in the PMC MDCAT test 2021.
Statement Issued By PMC
According to the PMC criteria for MBBS 2021 and PMC criteria for BDS 2021 the MDCAT passing percentage for the academic year 2021-2022 was set at 65% or 137 marks by the National Medical and Dental Council. Moreover, the candidates have to fulfill the PMC admission requirements in order to secure admission in the MBBS and BDS. The students who have qualified for the MDCAT according to the result provided by the commission will be only eligible to take admission in the public and private medical/dental colleges of Pakistan.
MBBS and BDS Admissions
The National Medical and Dental Council and National Medical and Dental Academic Board have the authority to determine the passing marks for the MDCAT. No other authority reserves the right to alter the passing marks for the medical entrance exam. Moreover without fulfilling the eligibility criteria mentioned on the PMC official website the candidates will not be able to get the MBBS and BDS degree in Pakistan and could not be able to practice in the country. The medical and dental degree will not be recognized at the local and international levels.
Warning To Medical and Dental Colleges
Any public or private medical/dental colleges that will admit the students who have not passed the MDCAT will be held liable according to the court of law and PMC will take strict action against them and their accreditation and registration will be canceled. Earlier the government of Sindh had taken the decision to lower the passing marks of MDCAT to 50%. The decision was not according to PMC Act 2020 that had been approved by the Parliament as well as Senate of the Government of Pakistan. It has been said that the decision of the Sindh government to lower the passing marks of MDCAT is detrimental to promote excellence in the education sector. Furthermore by lowering the marks for admission in the medical and dental colleges will allow the students to take admission in the MBBS and BDS programs without being eligible for the training in medicine and dentistry fields. The PMC has instructed the Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Medical University to make the corrections in the issued advertisement for MBBS and BDS admissions according to the PMC policies and regulations.