Inter-Medical University Board announces promotion criteria for medical students

No student of any medical or dental college would be promoted to the next class without passing the previous examination.

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The Inter-Medical University Board on Monday decided that no student of any medical or dental college would be promoted to the next class without passing the previous examination.

The board also announced that supplementary examinations, which were postponed due to the coronavirus in March this year, would be conducted in June after Eid-ul-Fitr. It was also decided that no grace marks would be awarded to any failing candidate to pass an exam.

The meeting of the board was held at the University of Health Sciences (UHS) with its VC Prof. Javed Akram in the chair. Other vice-chancellors and rectors of medical varsities also attended the online meeting.

“We can’t compromise the standards of medical education. Medical students are advised to make preparations for their examinations”, said Prof. Javed Akram.

It was also decided that the examinations would be conducted as per SOPs with special emphasis on social distancing.

It was also decided not to delay the current academic session in any case and conduct the examinations of this year in October as per the notified schedule.

With regard to online classes, it was agreed that those classes should continue while making them more interactive in nature. Prof. Javed Akram said that the MDCAT could be postponed until the end of September.

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