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Organization King Edward Medical University

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Organization King Edward Medical University
« on: April 17, 2008, 05:55:59 AM »
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King Edward Medical University is headed by Vice Chancellor (Prof. Mumtaz Hasan, Sitara-i-Imtiaz), who is also the Chairman of Admission Board for Govt. Medical Colleges of the Punjab. At any time of year the University has over ~1250 undergraduate and over ~1000 postgraduate students, with ~300 undergraduate seats for the influx of new local and foreign undergraduate students each year.

Admission to King Edward Medical University is awarded to the students who have the highest merit in the province of Punjab. The merit for admission is calculated from marks obtained in Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC) exam plus the marks obtained in the entry test. The percentage of each of these exams contributing to the final merit is different each year. The entry test takes place in the months of September and October. Criteria for selection, for undergraduate seats, of foreign students and students with foreign examination is based on equivalents tables present for foreign examinations to that of local HSSC examination.[2]

The graduation time period lasts 5 years. After graduation one year compulsory internship has to be done in Mayo Hospital or any Government Hospital. The interns are given rotations in departments based on merit. This merit is made from marks obtained in Final professional examination and all the other professional examination, with deductions for any failures in the exams. Of all the specialties on offer, the Medicine and Surgery ones are the most competitive and allow only the best of each graduating class[3]. After completion of internship the full registration status to a Doctor is awarded by Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC). Which means that the he/she can practice anywhere in Pakistan only.