The Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) has announced that it will conduct a special Medical and Dental College Admission Test (MDCAT) for students affected by floods and other unforeseen circumstances. This decision was made public through a notification issued by PMDC, which is available with ProPakistani.
The Interim Federal Minister for Health, Dr. Nadeem Jan, made this announcement, stating that the move aims to ensure fairness and alleviate the pressure on students impacted by these unexpected events. The regular MDCAT, scheduled for Sunday, September 10, 2023, will proceed as planned. However, a separate date will be announced for the special MDCAT exam for flood-affected students after discussions with Provincial Governments.
The PMDC has emphasized in the notification that the same approved syllabus will be used for this special examination. Students can access this syllabus on the PMDC website. This initiative by the PMDC is a significant step towards ensuring that students from flood-affected areas do not miss out on their opportunity to pursue medical and dental education due to circumstances beyond their control.