Inter-Medical University Board, a joint board of all universities, medical and dental colleges had developed a mutual consensus on the conduct of examinations for medical students. All the students studying in various medical and dental colleges including universities that offer medical programs will not be promoted to the next class without successful passing out of exams. The meeting in which this decision was taken, held at University of Health Sciences (UHS) under the leadership of Prof. Javed Akram.
Supplementary exams were scheduled by all medical institutes in the month of May but they were postponed due to corona virus outbreak. It was announced in the meeting that all supplementary exams will be held after Eid holidays by ensuring the practice of social distancing protocols. The policy statement also mentioned that no students shall be awarded any grace marks for helping students in getting promoted. VC of UHS said that further postponement of exams will result in severe loss to medical education across the country.
Medical students have been also advised by saying that they shall prepare themselves for all the examinations as Inter-Medical University Board will not compromise on the quality of education standards. However, in line of government, HEC and PMDC’s recommendations; mode of online teaching will continue to be using online platforms. The next meeting shall be conducted with regards to the admissions tests (MDCAT) with developing strict social distancing SOPs.