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Aberdeen University - Sri Lanka Medical Pathway not recognized by SLMC

The Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC) has informed the Sri Lankan public that the University of Aberdeen - Sri Lanka Medical Pathway is not recognized by the SLMC in order to fulfill the requirements for registration to practice Medicine and Surgery in Sri Lanka.

The SLMC has informed this to the Sri Lankan public on Tuesday through all mass media.

It is compulsory to obtain the registration of the SLMC for all medical faculties and doctors in Sri Lanka in order to function. Without SLMC registration, no medical faculty or doctor can legally function in Sri Lanka.

Meanwhile, Medical professionals pointed out that all foreign MBBS degree holders need to pass the ERPM examination (Act 16 Examination) of the SLMC in order to get the SLMC registration to practice as doctors in Sri Lanka. Only doctors with SLMC registration receive appointments as interns. “Only students who obtain an MBBS degree from SLMC approved foreign universities are eligible to sit for ERPM examination, get the SLMC registration, become MBBS doctors in Sri Lanka and practice medicine. Sri Lankan students who obtain MBBS degrees from any other foreign or local institution which does not have the approval of the SLMC will not receive SLMC registration and they will not be able to practice as doctors in Sri Lanka legally,” they said.

Meanwhile, the Media Spokesman of the State Medical Students Parents’ Union Wasantha Alwis said that there was a move to offer MBBS degrees to Sri Lankan students who failed to enter state universities for around Rs. 50 million.

“Only Sri Lankan individuals who are engaged in illegal businesses such as illicit drug trafficking, underworld crimes, etc can afford such an amount of money for their children. It was the same with the SAITM,” he pointed out.  

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