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- January 10th, 2011, 01:39 AM #1
i was able to attend a couple of seminars in the AKU Openhouse with my friends alhamdulillah
One of the things mentioned in the presentation was the process for getting into AKU
4) PMDC Test
Now, I have heard and learnt about the first three, but what in the world is a PMDC Test? When I asked the presentors all I could learn was that it is taken at the same time, on the same day (somewhere in October)......Now that sounds very much like the DMC Test?
So I guess I have 2 questions
1) What is a PMDC Test
2) DMC has its own entrance test....or you like give this MCAT and depending on your score you get admitted to the respective med schools???#confusedJanuary 10th, 2011, 02:01 AM #2
I found something that may be useful to know
KARACHI: The Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) has taken away the authority from all medical colleges and universities to conduct entry tests.
According to the 2010 regulations of the Central Admissions Test Council, entry tests to all private and public medical institutes will now be held simultaneously across the country. The rule will be implemented from the next academic year onwards. The decision to centralise the entrance test was made because of countless complaints that the colleges were accepting more students than they could accommodate.
In a letter written by the PMDC to the Sindh health secretary, Hashim Raza Zaidi, and private and public medical and dental institutes on Tuesday, it was stated that instead of individual exams in each university, the provincial health department will conduct a single test. A central admissions authority is being set up to conduct and supervise the tests. The PMDC warns that if any institute refuses to adhere to the new rules, their affiliation with the council will be cancelled.
According to a council member, they have directed all the institutes to complete arrangements to hold the entrance exam on October 31 (for 2011) and to complete the entrance test merit list by November 30. They also said that before publishing the final merit list, the institutes should send them to the PMDC so that the council can register all the prospective medical students in their first year. The council member maintained that with this new rule in effect, institutes will not be able to enroll extra students.
Prior to this, there was no set rule for admissions and enrollments for medical and dentistry students. Colleges prepared, conducted and supervised entrance tests themselves. They also prepared merit lists themselves and were accused at times of making changes in the list after it had been issued. Another problem arose when it came to tuition fees and deposits, application fees and other charges. As private and government colleges held separate tests at different times, students would be forced to pay non-refundable deposits that they would lose.
Government institutes were also allegedly taking on more students than they could accommodate and most of these students fell in the self-financing category. This meant that the students had to pay the full tuition fee as opposed to the subsidised tuition fee for students who were selected on merit or on reserved seats. For instance, Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences, (LUMHS) Jamshoro has been accused of this and a National Accountability Bureau (NAB) inquiry into the issue is under way.
The PMDC has also asked for prospectuses from all affiliated institutes to find out the exact number of seats available in each college and university.
According to PMDC regulations, if extra admissions are given, the registration of all students at that particular institute, is put on hold. In some cases, however, these admissions are allowed to go through because of political influence.
Published in The Express Tribune, November 24th, 2010."
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IQRAROCKS!January 10th, 2011, 12:35 PM #3
So what do we have to prepare in order to pass this one?January 11th, 2011, 08:06 AM #4January 11th, 2011, 08:37 AM #5
Wsallam ! Hmm.. realy informative, but point iz;
Why Aga Khan is bound to follow formalities of PMDC test?January 12th, 2011, 08:17 PM #6
January 18th, 2011, 01:31 PM #7
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This is just confusing....for AKU they are still doing their own entry/admissions test for 2011...not sure what that means if they are following PMDC or not. also I'm guessing for AKU they made it confusing:
PMDC says anyone overseas applying to any college does not have to take entry tests provided they have sat IIs above 550....then why is AKU test still mandatory if they follow PMDC strictly (their governing body)????
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