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  • New PMDC policy envisages centralised test and merit list

    ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) on Wednesday formulated a policy to introduce a centralised test and merit list for admissions to medical and dental colleges in the country...

    It was also decided that this year the centralised list would be introduced only for private colleges and from the next year a collective test would be held for all the public sector and private medical colleges...

  • PMDC drops condition of written test for new doctors

    ISLAMABAD: The new management committee of Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) has taken a number of steps to ease the workload of doctors and medical students...

    It may be noted that President Mamnoon Hussain promulgated the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council Amendment Ordinance 2015 on August 28 after which the executive council of the PMDC stood dissolved...

  • PMA demands PMDC-compliant single entry test for all colleges

    KARACHI: Appreciating Punjab for complying the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council’s (PMDC) regulations vis-a-vis admissions to public sector and private medical colleges, Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) on Monday demanded similar compliance to the apex council’s guidelines in the other provinces, particularly in Sindh, where certain quarters are opposing it...

    Dr Shershah Syed, a former member of the PMDC, said Khyber Pakhtunkhwa...

  • 16 out of 64 Islamabad slum residents test positive for hepatitis

    ISLAMABAD: A medical camp held at a slum in the federal capital yielded shocking results after its organisers found that 25pc of the slum’s residents had tested positive for hepatitis...

    Dr Rashid, a PhD in pharmaceutical sciences, told Dawn that in some parts of Punjab medical camps have found around 40pc of the people they tested to test positive for hepatitis...

  • 32 medical colleges apply to be registered by PMDC

    ISLAMABAD: With the medical education industry already rife with criticisms and international organisations also making recommendations for improving the quality of medical education, another scandal is waiting to happen after 32 fresh applications for registering medical colleges have been received by the Ministry of National Health Services (NHS)...

    According to documents available with Dawn, 12 applications have been received from...

  • PMDC sends warning letter against doctors going on strike

    ISLAMABAD: Taking notice of frequent strikes by doctors, Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) sent letters to management of hospitals, medical colleges and district health officers instructing them to ensure that doctors standby their oath to save humanity...

    However, the Young Doctors Association (YDA) claimed that everyone has the right to protest for genuine demands and termed the letter a blackmailing attempt by the PMDC and...

  • PMDC binds all faculty to serve out three-year term

    ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) has formulated a policy under which faculty members cannot leave medical and dental colleges before completing a mandatory three-year tenure...

    An official of the PMDC requesting not to be identified said whenever a new medical or dental college started working it announced a very handsome package to attract teachers to fulfil the mandatory list of faculty members for the...

  • PMDC moves against ‘quack’ professor

    ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) on Thursday registered a First Information Report (FIR) against a medical college after it received an application from the college, accompanied by forged documents, for the accreditation of a teacher...

    A representative of the Mohammad bin Qasim Medical and Dental College (MBQMDC) in Karachi submitted an application with the PMDC, stating that Hasan Aziz had been employed at...

  • PMA opposes PMDC recommendations

    KARACHI: The Pakistan Medical Association [PMA] on Tuesday expressed its concern over the recent recommendations furnished by the high-powered panel of the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) vis-à-vis fresh admissions for 2017-2018, warning that the recommendations could only benefit and empower private medical colleges...

    “This is in contrast to the PMDC Regulations 2016 for admissions to MBBS and BDS,” said Dr S...

  • PMDC allows medical colleges to increase fees

    ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) on Monday agreed in principle to increase the fee for private medical colleges subject to certain conditions...

    After chairing a meeting of the council, PMDC President Dr Shabir Lehri told Dawn that the Supreme Court had in 2010 taken suo moto notice of the issue of medical colleges’ fee after which it was decided that the per-student fee will be Rs550,000 which will be...

  • PMDC approaches FIA’s Cyber Crime Wing in fake notification case

    ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) has approached the Cyber Crime Cell of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) in regards to a fake notification circulating on social media saying a ban has been imposed on house jobs and internships for foreign graduates...

    The council has also suggested that parents and students check the PMDC’s website when they hear such news before reaching conclusions and panicking... ...

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