Medical Students Not To Be Promoted Without Exams

Medical Students Not To Be Promoted Without Exams
Medical students across Pakistan will not be promoted without taking exams for the current class. Inter-Medical University Board, that is made of senior doctors and decision makers from all medical universities have made the decision in this regard.

The meeting presided over by Vice Chancellor Prof Javed Akram, held at the University of Health Sciences (UHS) in Lahore, decided that supplementary exams will be taken after Eid-ul-Fitr that were postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak in the country. The exams will be held as per the SOPs with a special focus on social distancing.

They have also agreed that no failing student will be promoted to the next class with the grace marking points. 

The exams that were to be held in October will be taking place as planned, so the current session wouldn’t be compromised. 

Dr Javed Akram also said that cancellation of exams would render irreparable loss to the quality of medical education in Pakistan because the board can’t compromise on the standards. Medical students are advised to prepare themselves for their examinations.

The online classes that were taking place midst the pandemic will continue as planned. 

Lastly, the members of the board voiced their support for the idea of organizing intermediate examinations of different educational boards as well as medical and dental college admission test (MDCAT) by universities while ensuring strict social distancing. The UHS VC concluded that MDCAT could be delayed until the end of September.

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