MDCAT to be remain compulsory for medical students

The Supreme Court on Thursday kept up with the Lahore High Court (LHC) request and pronounced the Medical and Dental Colleges Admission Test (MDCAT) compulsory for admissions to clinical schools.

A three-part SC seat, involving Justice Umar Ata Bandial, Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah, and Justice Munib Akhtar, had held the judgment on September 27.

The candidates had looked for authorization to record the moment appeal against the LHC’s choice, saying that Lahore’s top court had followed the decision of the Islamabad High Court.

The five-page judgment created by Justice Shah expressed that the admission to clinical or dental projects directed by the public schools ought to be controlled according to the arrangement of the common states stringently on merit.

The adjudicator said that admission to a private school ought to be as per the models and prerequisites specified by the private school something like one year ahead of confirmations.

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The SC, nonetheless, decided that under the guidelines, understudies applying for any clinical or dental school were needed to take MDCAT and the equivalent applied to private clinical universities.

The court decided that private schools were not permitted to dodge MDCAT with their home-created tests as it is a lawful necessity under the Pakistan Medical Commission Act, 2020.

The court likewise cited from the demonstration:

“Any understudy looking for confirmation in any clinical or dental school will obligatorily be needed to have breezed through the MDCAT assessment held by PMC.”

It is relevant to specify here that the LHC and IHC had dismissed the understudy’s request against MDCAT.

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