In a significant development for foreign medical graduates aspiring to practice in Pakistan, the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PM&DC) has officially announced the registration dates for the National Registration Examination (NRE) Step-II, specifically designed for medical and dental professionals who have obtained their qualifications abroad.
Understanding the PM&DC
Before diving into the details of the NRE Step-II registration, it’s essential to have a clear understanding of the PM&DC. The Pakistan Medical and Dental Council is the authoritative body responsible for regulating medical and dental education and practices in Pakistan.
NRE Step-II Registration Dates
The PM&DC has laid out a clear timeline for candidates wishing to register for the NRE Step-II. The registration portal will be open from Monday, October 23rd, to November 7th, 2023. This 15-day window provides aspiring medical and dental professionals with the opportunity to secure their spot for the examination.
Clinical Skills Examination Schedule
The NRE Step-II Clinical Skills Examination is a critical phase of the assessment process. The PM&DC has scheduled the NRE Step-II Medical (CSE) for December 9, 10, 16, and 17, 2023. Similarly, the NRE Step-II Dental (CSE) will be conducted on December 9 and 10, 2023. These dates mark an essential milestone for foreign medical graduates who are pursuing registration in Pakistan.
No Change in Passing Percentage
To maintain transparency and fairness, the PM&DC has affirmed its commitment to keeping the approved passing percentage of the NRE Examination Step I & II unchanged. This decision ensures consistency in the evaluation process and provides candidates with a clear benchmark to strive for.
Access to Syllabus and Curriculum
To assist candidates in their preparations, the approved syllabus and curriculum for NRE Step-I & II are readily available on the PM&DC official website. This valuable resource allows candidates to align their studies with the examination’s requirements effectively.
A Welcoming Change – Unlimited Attempts
One of the most significant changes that aspiring medical and dental professionals will appreciate is the removal of the restriction on the number of attempts for the NRE-II. This progressive step by the PM&DC provides candidates with flexibility and multiple opportunities to achieve success in the examination.
Candidates who have successfully passed their NRE/ NLE (Step-I) Medical & Dental Examination are directed to register through the official PM&DC website. This streamlined process ensures that eligible candidates can quickly complete their registration, avoiding any unnecessary hurdles.
The announcement of the NRE Step-II registration dates is a pivotal moment for foreign medical graduates looking to practice in Pakistan. The PM&DC’s commitment to transparency, access to essential resources, and the removal of attempt restrictions reflects a progressive approach to welcoming foreign talent into the country’s healthcare system.
For those who aspire to make a difference in the field of medicine and dentistry in Pakistan, this announcement paves the way for a brighter future.