KABUL (Pajhwok): Medical universities graduates say their fate remains unknown as the Afghanistan Medical Council’s government exit exam could not be held since last 13 months, but the council says the test will be conducted soon.
Some graduates of higher medical institutions say thousands of their classmates have been waiting for the exam.
One of the main duties of the Afghanistan Medical Council is to take the EXIT EXAM from graduates of public and private higher medical institutions.
The exam, which is taken twice a year, was taken for the last time last year. Students who graduate from medical faculties sit the exam.
Sardar Oriya, who graduated from Dawat Private University Faculty of Medicine in Kabul last year, says the exit exam is taken to train standard doctors in all countries of the world.
He says a student is not called a graduate until he passes this exam. That is why he can’t do master’s and specialization or go abroad on scholarship and he can’t work in hospitals.
He says in the past the exam was conducted twice a year, but it has not been taken for the past 13 months and thousands of graduates are waiting for it.
He urges the government to conduct this exam soon, so that the fate of those who have graduated from medical faculties can be known and to enable them do further studies or get a job.
Asia Wardag also criticized the delay in the exam, saying that she graduated from Dawat University last year from the Department of Therapeutic Medicine and is still waiting for the exam.
She also says that the government should conduct the exam soon so that the graduates could study further or get jobs
Dr. KhalilullahShafa, technical assistant at the Afghanistan Medical Council, says that the council takes the state exam twice a year.
He added that a new caretaker head has been appointed to the Medical Council and he will start working in the next few days and after that the problem will be solved and the examination will be conducted soon.