Only 24 percent medical students pass licensing exam

Only 24 percent medical students pass licensing exam

Kathmandu: Only 24 percent of the MBBS graduates have managed to pass the medical licensing examination conducted by the Nepal Medical Council (NMC)-a regulatory body for medical education and registration of doctors.

In the examination conducted on Saturday, the registrar of the council Dr. Dilip Sharma said that only 181 out of 784 examinees managed to pass the examination. ‘This could be the first time that maximum number of examinees failed in the exam conducted by the council,’ added Sharma. Most of the failed MBBS graduates are from China, Bangladesh and some are from the colleges in Nepal.

‘This could be because of the different approaches of teaching and mismatch between the course of study between Nepal and overseas. There are also many cases where graduates have enough knowledge but they don’t prepare well for the exam’, added Dr. Sharma.

Dr. Sharma also said that he is shocked by the recent results of NMC since the maximum number of MBBS graduates have been failing to pass the licensing exam. The NMC permits MBBS graduates to sit for the licensing test for infinite time until they pass it.