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All You Need to Know About MDCAT

All You Need to Know About MDCAT
Published On: 18-Jul-2023
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What You Need to Do to Get into Medical Field: 

Most medical universities in Pakistan require students to pass an entrance exam, such as the Medical and Dental College Admission Test (MDCAT). The entrance exam tests students' knowledge and skills in subjects such as biology, chemistry, physics, and English. The exam is usually held once a year, and students who pass the exam can apply to medical universities in Pakistan.

 

3. Application Process: 

Once students have passed the entrance exam, they can apply to the medical university of their choice. The application process usually involves submitting an online application form, along with supporting documents such as academic transcripts, entrance exam scores, and other required documents.

 

4. Merit List: 

After the application deadline has passed, the university will publish a merit list that ranks students based on their academic performance and entrance exam scores. The merit list is used to determine who will be offered admission to the university. 

5. Interview: 

Some medical universities in Pakistan require students to appear for an interview as part of the admission process. The interview is typically conducted by a panel of faculty members, who assess the student's suitability for the program.

 

6. Admission Offer: 

Once the merit list and interviews have been completed, the medical university will offer admission to students based on their ranking in the merit list and performance in the interview. Students who are offered admission must accept the offer and pay the required fees to secure their place in the program.

The admission process for medical universities in Pakistan involves meeting the eligibility criteria, passing an entrance exam, submitting an application, appearing for an interview, and accepting the admission offer. It is a competitive process, and students must prepare well to succeed.

Now let’s have a look on MDCAT,

MDCAT stands for Medical and Dental College Admission Test. It is an entrance exam for students who want to apply to medical or dental colleges in Pakistan. The exam is designed to test the students' knowledge and skills in subjects such as biology, chemistry, physics, and English. The exam is usually held once a year, and students who pass the exam can apply to medical or dental colleges in Pakistan. The MDCAT exam is administered by the Pakistan Medical Commission. The exam is highly competitive, and students need to prepare well to do well on the exam. The exam format includes multiple-choice questions, and students have a limited amount of time to complete the exam. The exam is an important step for students who want to pursue a career in medicine or dentistry.

Duration of MBBS in Pakistan:

The duration of the MBBS program in Pakistan is usually five years. The program is divided into two parts: pre-clinical and clinical. The pre-clinical part of the program focuses on basic medical sciences, such as anatomy, physiology, and biochemistry. The clinical part of the program focuses on clinical medicine, and students are required to complete clinical rotations in hospitals.

Curriculum of MBBS in Pakistan:

The curriculum of the MBBS program in Pakistan is designed to provide students with a strong foundation in medical sciences. The program includes courses in anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, pharmacology, pathology, microbiology, and community medicine. In addition to these courses, students are required to complete clinical rotations in hospitals, where they gain hands-on experience in diagnosing and treating patients.

Career Prospects for MBBS Graduates in Pakistan:

MBBS graduates in Pakistan have a wide range of career prospects. They can work as doctors in hospitals, clinics, and private practices. They can also work in research and development, public health, and medical education. Some MBBS graduates choose to specialize in a particular area of medicine, such as cardiology, neurology, or pediatrics. Specialization requires additional training and education beyond the MBBS program.

Passing Criteria of MDCAT:

The Passing Criteria of MDCAT-2023 have been approved for seeking admission to Medical or Dental colleges:

 

MBBS: 55%

 

BDS: 50%

 

RESULT VALIDITY:

 

About MDCAT 2022 Results:  

PMDC has clearly notIfied that the MDCAT 2022 results are no longer valid for admission to any public or private university.

Ambiguity of Provincial MDCAT:

The MDCAT result 2023 of one province shall be valid for the entire country and shall be valid for a period of three years from the date of its examination as per section 17 of the PMDC Act 2022

Mandatory Requirement for Registration Portal (MDCAT-2023):

Candidates are required to upload the 1st Year FSc (Pre-Medical) Marks Sheet/ DMC while submitting their details on the MDCAT Exam Registration portal. The clause clarifies that students do not need to worry about getting their domicile and other documents ready during the registration process. 

Registration Dates for the MDCAT 2023:

Starting date for registrations: 17th July 2023 .

 

Ending date for registrations: 31st July 2023.

 

Registration Fee for the MDCAT 2023:

PMDC has set the following fee for the registration of MDCAT 2023

 

For exam centers in Pakistan: Rs. 6000/- 

 

For International Exam Centers: USD 100$

 

The late fee for International exam centers is set to be USD 150$

 

International Exam Centers for the MDCAT 2023:

To facilitate the international candidates, MDCAT-2023 will be held in two international countries.

1- Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

2- Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)

International aspirants are directed to choose one of these two options according to their convenience of visa as well as travelling.

In the end, the MBBS program in Pakistan is a highly competitive and challenging program that prepares students for a career in medicine. The program is designed to provide students with a strong foundation in medical sciences and hands-on experience in clinical medicine. MBBS graduates in Pakistan have a wide range of career prospects and can make a significant contribution to the healthcare sector in Pakistan.

Public Sector Medical Colleges for MBBS 
 

Province 

Medical college name

City

No. Of seats

AJK

Poonch medical college 

Rawalakot 

110

Balochistan 

Bolan medical college 

Quetta 

320

Kpk

Ayub medical college 

Abbottabad 

270

Kpk

Bannu medical college 

Bannu

110

Kpk

Khyber girls medical college 

Peshawar 

150

Kpk

Nowshera medical college 

Nowshera

115

Punjab

Allama Iqbal medical college 

Lahore

325

Punjab

Army medical college 

Lahore 

110

Punjab

King Edward medical college 

Lahore

325

Punjab 

Nishtar medical college 

Multan

300

Punjab

Punjab medical college 

Faisalabad 

300

Punjab 

Sargodha medical college 

Sargodha 

120

Sindh 

Dow medical college 

Karachi 

350

Sindh

Ghulam Muhammad mahar medical college 

Sukkur 

100

Sindh 

Sindh medical college 

Karachi 

350

 

Public Sector Medical College BDS

 

Province 

Medical College Names

City

No. Of seats

Balochistan 

Dental section, bolan medical college 

Quetta 

54

Kpk

Khyber college of dentistry 

Peshawar 

100

Punjab

Dental section, Punjab medical college 

Faisalabad 

65

Punjab

Institute of dentistry, nishtar medical college 

Multan

65

Sindh

Bibi Aseefa dental college 

Larkana

50

Sindh

Dow dental college 

Karachi 

50

You can pick the above mentioned public government colleges to persue your medical study in Pakistan. 

 

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