DAK Demands Aptitude Test for MBBS Aspirants

Says, People have lost faith in doctors 

SRINAGAR: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) Saturday said that there should be an aptitude test in the form of an interview by an expert panel in MBBS entrance after qualifying the written test. 

Dr Nisar-ul-Hassan, president DAK said in a statement that this will serve two purposes, one to reassess the candidate’s credibility and credentials and second to assess the candidate for profession which is beyond knowledge.

In a statement, Dr Nisar ul Hassan said that, “We have seen medical students who are the future doctors lack empathy towards patients . This lack of empathy is further compounded by lack of medical ethics as a subject in medical college curriculum. We have seen doctors in the past who were subjected to the aptitude test were better in terms of patient care. Provided people in the expert panel are honest, this is the way to choose the best possible talent.”

DAK demands clinical assessment for MD/MS entrance examination as MD/MS students are pivot in patient care in tertiary care hospitals. By way of assessing clinical acumen of these doctors after qualifying entrance test will improve patient care in tertiary care hospitals. This clinical assessment was part of selection process in the past which was abandoned for some reason. This abandonment of clinical assessment has deteriorated patient care in tertiary care hospitals.

“Medical profession is a sacred profession but needs execution in the practical field of life. This profession is not for glory or glamour, its not about money, it is about service to humanity the reward of which will be in the afterworld. I am sure in BOPEE scam the parents of candidates who gave money to buy MBBS entrance papers on acknowledging this reality will have regrets. The medical profession has lost its dignity and honor because of BOPEE scam. People have lost faith in doctors.”

DAK appealed medical fraternity to work with honesty and dedication so as to get back the honor and dignity of medical profession. We have a responsibility to repair the age old bond between doctors and patients.

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