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Medical education: Minimum standards revised despite SLMC recommendations

8 February 2018 07:05 pm - 7     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) said today the Cabinet had amended the minimum standards for medical education despite Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne’s request to approve the minimum standards recommended by the Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC).

GMOA Secretary Dr. Haritha Aluthge told a news briefing that the recently issued gazette notification on minimum standards for medical education cited two credit passes and one simple pass at the GCE Advanced Level examination as the entry criterion.

“The entry criterion initially approved by the SLMC was three merit passes at GCE A/Ls. Minister Senaratne expressed his concern with regard to the issue at two instances saying the Cabinet made amendments to this criterion disregarding his need to approve the recommended standards. It is in question whether this move to revise the minimum standards for medical education is a result of a confidential committee within the Cabinet. Perhaps, it could be politically motivated. The Cabinet should discuss this matter in its upcoming sessions. It should review these amendments,” he said. (Kalathma Jayawardhane)


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  Comments - 7

  • Ruwan Thursday, 08 February 2018 07:21 PM

    From any country, you can be a certified doctor with three simple (S) passes even in RUSSIA, CHINA. Then why we need to put barriers for that to promote the Internal Businesses of the GMOA.

    Mathan Friday, 09 February 2018 12:16 AM

    C is a very simple . Even a student could not make it .It means not interested on studies. Show some commitment on studies before looking for profession.

    Shoba Friday, 09 February 2018 02:19 PM

    Issue if minimam standard of medical education gazated that will apply for all even foreign or local uni , it's good move by GMOA

    Sangaralingham Friday, 09 February 2018 09:59 AM

    Education including educating doctors need best basic foundation in subjects needed necessary to pursue it.

    lkboy Friday, 09 February 2018 11:20 AM

    May be health minister's daughter hasn't got the minimum?

    SAM Friday, 09 February 2018 02:15 PM

    Did he have a daughter?

    vagrant Friday, 09 February 2018 08:23 PM

    Dont have to say things at a news briefing just get to your GMOA hobby. STRIKE. One day the people may strike.

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