The University of Health Sciences (UHS) recently approved new examination system changes for medical schools to commence with the 2022-2023 academic year.
These changes were made on Tuesday at UHS after a consultation meeting with interested parties, including the vice chancellor (VC), professor Ahsan Waheed Rathore, and medical education experts.
According to the decisions made during the meeting, the time between the announcement of the results of the yearly examination and the start of the supplemental examinations will be significantly decreased. The previous 40-day duration has been reduced to 21 days.
Participants at the conference also discussed the new modular curriculum that medical students would be required to complete. Medical students will be required to receive at least a 50% on their college block exams under this programme.
This decision was made to ensure that students could demonstrate their mastery of the subject and were well-prepared to handle the demands of medical school.
The decisions made at this summit are expected to have a significant impact on medical education. By streamlining the examination system and developing a more challenging curriculum, the UHS and its partners hope to generate more competent and confident medical professionals who will be able to meet the changing needs of the healthcare industry.