ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC) has worked diligently to implement benchmarks set to ensure standardized quality medical and dental education in Pakistan.
Still, in its nascent state, PMC has taken strides in the improvement of medical and dental education in Pakistan. The Pakistan Medical Commission, since its inception, has achieved landmark targets that have positively impacted the quality of educational institutions as well as licensed practitioners and have been highly appreciated by all stakeholders.
Out of landmark targets that were the top priority of the PMC were Quick online service, Online Application form, Issuance of official Documents like license, good standing certificates, etc. within 2 days of application, Rapid response to online registered complaints, No person to person contact so minimal chances of corruption, Implementation of Equal Stipend to private graduates, Implementation of House job Policy, Grading of Medical Colleges, Issuance of no. of house job seats in different Teaching & nonteaching Hospitals, Give & implement Policy related to new Medical College Registration & Upgrading of Previously opened Private Medical Colleges, National computer-based MDCAT, Black listing of Colleges not maintaining the Criteria of PMC, Give licensing pathways to Foreign graduates.
Pakistan Medical Commission with its tireless efforts and determination to further enhance its repute of Medical & Dental programs in Pakistan and to facilitate all its stakeholders nationally and internationally successfully converted the old licensing system to a digital platform which has enabled doctors the absolute ease to apply online and receive their licenses at their home within a fortnight as against what used to take over six months in the past. For the first time, national-level medical entrance (MDCAT) and licensing exams (NLE) have been converted to computer-based exams ensuring the quality of the result and transparent-based admission to medical colleges.
This further ensures that only safe doctors are granted a license and are permitted to treat patients. In addition to this PMC also implemented Paid House Job policy for graduates to secure their basic right for a house job stipend. PMC has offered scholarships to over 570 students admitted in medical and dental colleges, Pakistan Medical Commission has Implemented a transparent digital system including, Online digital Portals for students – admissions, registrations, exams, Online digital Portals for doctors- licenses, good standing certificates, verifications, faculty registrations, Online digital Portals for colleges/universities/ teaching hospitals- admissions, data for inspections, Inspection software for automated inspections to ensure transparency, Bio-Metric verification of doctors.
The medical commission made an interactive, accessible, and user-friendly website for all so that any relevant information, policies, notifications, and regulations can be accessible and User-friendly ensuring its updated availability. Followed by this PMC also successfully implemented an Internal operational/Cloud management system, an Online payment facility for ease for all stakeholders, an ERP System, Complaint Management System/portal for swift redressal of complaints and queries.