The Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) has lashed out at the Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC), demanding the commission hold the MDCAT exams again on the same day and cancel the one already held.
The PMC was formed overnight and is working without consultation, said PMA Secretary-General Dr Qaisar Sajjad Monday.
Responding to the results announced by the commission on Saturday, he said that many students have failed the examination.
“PMA demands MDCAT results be cancelled and the exam should be held again on the same day,” he said, adding that exams should not be conducted for 30 days.
He emphasised that the PMC — formerly known as the PMDC — is a globally recognised organisation that is best known as a registration body.
Doctors will have challenges, according to Dr. Sajjad, if each province has its own registration authority.
“The PMC is acting without consulting anyone,” the official stated again.
After the end of the post-exam analysis performed on the completion of the test, the PMC National Medical Authority (NMA) published the final result of the MDCAT 2021 last week.
Addressing a press conference, PMC President Dr Arshad Taqi had said that a record number of 194,133 students gave the MDCAT exam from August 30, 2021 to October 2, 2021.
While sharing details of the final result, he had said that out of the 194,133 students, 68,680 students passed the exam resulting in a national pass percentage of 35.4%.