The President of the Pakistan Medical & Dental Council (PMDC) has been informed of the Pakistan Medical Association’s (PMA’s) concerns regarding the Medical and Dental Colleges Admission Test (MDCAT) scheduled for September 10, 2023.
Following a meeting of its central office-bearers on Wednesday, the PMA pointed out concerns about how the exam was organized and administered, which it believes resulted in less-than-ideal conditions for the candidates. Additionally, technical issues and deviations were discovered during the test, exacerbating the already pressing problems.
To ensure a fair and transparent process and in light of the seriousness and sensitivity of the matter, the PMA requested that the PMDC consider re-conducting the MDCAT exam without charging any additional fees.
Furthermore, the PMA advises that all students who took the initial test be given the same chance to retake it, with results decided only based on merit and free from other influences.
Students who put significant amounts of time into preparing for their tests went through great anxiety and distress as a result of the current scenario. To rectify this problem and offer equal opportunities for all determined medical students, the PMA demands that the PMDC act quickly.