GMOA wants 3Bs as minimum for medicine | Daily News

GMOA wants 3Bs as minimum for medicine

The Government Medical Officer’s Association (GMOA) has written to the President, the Prime Minister and all relevant authorities requesting intervention to introduce Minimum Standards for medical education.

GMOA Secretary Dr. Haritha Aluthge said the current minimum standard of medical education which is two C passes and 1 S pass is much lower than the real and acceptable minimum standard for medical education for this year (2018) and should be 3 B passes.

Dr. Aluthge said during the meeting held on January 30, the Health Minister had informed the GMOA that the cabinet approved the current minimum standard without considering the minimum standard (3 B passes) agreed by the Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC), GMOA and all relevant parties.

The SLMC, GMOA, Deans of all medical faculties and all the other relevant parties had agreed to accept the any previous year’s minimum qualifications of a medical student who entered any Sri Lankan state medical faculty, based on the Z score as the minimum standard for medical education for the next year. Accordingly, it should be 3 B passes for this year (2018), he added.


 

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