BEIJING, AUG 11 (APP): Pakistan Medical & Dental Association (PMDC) has approved seven Chinese medical universities for medicine studies for Pakistani students. Graduates from these universities will no more be required to pass any additional examination to get practice license in Pakistan. The recognition came during a meeting of the special task force on China in July which was chaired by President of Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari. “The decision meets a longstanding demand of the medical students in China”, Masood Khan, Pakistan Ambassador to China, told APP Tuesday.
He pointed out that the decision was being communicated to the Presidents of these Universities.
“This is a step in the right direction”, said Ambassador Khan while expressing thanks to Pakistan Ministry of Health and PMDC.
He further said that this step will increase the number of Pakistani students in Chinese medical universities which are internationally competitive.
Currently there are more than 5000 Pakistani students in China, most of them are studying in medicine.
The seven universities recongnized by PMDC include Peking Union Medical College, Beijing medical university, Shanghai medical university, Shanghai second medical university, School of stomatology, Shanghai second medical university, School of medicine of Xian Jiaotong university and Xinjiang medical university.