The minimum qualification for student admission to a Government or Private medical college should be at least two credit passes and an Ordinary pass ( C 2, S 1) in the biology stream at the GCE (A/L), according to the minimum standards prepared by the Sri Lanka Medical Council stated.
A spokesman of the SLMC said the above minimum qualifications had been prescribed by the council in 2011 and that no change had been made in those qualifications.In the meantime, these standards would be sent to the medical faculties of the eight universities today (11), he said.
According to the spokesman, the minimum criteria are considered as minimum facilities in a government or private medical college, lecture halls and library facilities, the cadre of the lecturers and professors, the number of beds in the medical colleges and the facilities for clinical training etc.
He said he would hand over them to the Minister of Health for the publishing in the gazette after getting the approval from the boards of the faculties of the medical colleges for these standards. (Ranjan Kasthuri)
S.P. Gunasinghe Tuesday, 11 April 2017 09:47
Does this mean that the doctors in this country are no more the cream of the country. They are just a rejected lot at G.C.E. A/L who cannot enter any faculty of a state university in this country. They will be of same caliber of politicians in this country and that's what the country wanted.
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channa Tuesday, 11 April 2017 09:56
Did SLMC get the aprroval from tbe most powerful GMOA. Elase poor patients have to suffer.
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Saman Tuesday, 11 April 2017 10:00
Also, make it MPs minimum qualification to at least 4S (old syllabus) and 3S(new syllabus). In Singapore, all have PhDs in their respective portfolios.
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ANTON Tuesday, 11 April 2017 10:15
YEAH ........ STUDENTS WHO GET EVEN ONE MARK LESS THAN THIS SHOULD BUY GRASS CUTTING MACHINES OR LAWN MOVERS ............. AND START GARDENING JOBS.
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Buddhi Tuesday, 11 April 2017 12:40
Lawn movers? Are you crazy? They can still go to the university. Else can face A/L again and get selected to medicine...
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Ravi Tuesday, 11 April 2017 10:47
2C,S is not enough for the Medical College Entrance. Considering the criticality of profession, it is should be increased. The people always compare everything with western world, should voice to increase this minimum qualification as practiced in world reputed universities.After all, A/L science stream results measure the students logical thinking, rational mind, IQ, ability to understand the problems and etc. So, its unfortunate to accept such minimum results as minimum qualification. Considering the current environment, it should be at least 3B.
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Mahesh Tuesday, 11 April 2017 12:20
Bro! Just read about great Nandadasa Kodagoda ! you cant judge a person's ability from one exam .
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Hiran Tuesday, 11 April 2017 10:49
All the while SLMC was talking rubbish, but this suggestion is very fair. Everything should have a Standard and also, there must be a non-politically motivated, independent committee to ensure that the stipulated Standards are maintained!!!
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citizen Tuesday, 11 April 2017 10:57
Or rather spend rich parent's money in more productive manner than spending on something not deserve.
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Henrry Tuesday, 11 April 2017 11:04
Gazette it dear Henry, dear Henry, gazette it.
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Kosala Tuesday, 11 April 2017 11:04
I can remember in late 70s students entered medical faculty with 3 simple passes. thay are consultants now. via DM Android App
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BUSHEL Tuesday, 11 April 2017 14:27
THAT WAS HALF A CENTUARY AGO. SO U WANTTO MAKE IT 3 PASSES? HOW MANY CHILDREN GOT 8 DISTINCTIONS AT GOT AT O/L IN 70S?
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Janaka Tuesday, 11 April 2017 16:12
That explains why the GMOA leadership are not educated
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AjithZ Tuesday, 11 April 2017 11:12
This is good and reasonable. Two comments though. Firstly, apply the same criteria to students going overseas for their medical degree. Secondly, if there are any students at SAITM not meeting this requirement, accept them on exceptional basis. No more from now onwards.
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saman Tuesday, 11 April 2017 11:26
Now a days no student can enter government medical faculty even from remote district without 2 B and one C
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Kaboos Tuesday, 11 April 2017 11:34
University grant commission should advertise minimum cut off marks for government faculty and for private medical faculty.
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sharowana Tuesday, 11 April 2017 11:42
What would be the caliber of the Doctors who obtain Just 2 credit passes and a simple pass? These are people going to be working with human lives, at least, they should increase the requirement to A's and B's only to become a good doctor?
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Anonymous Tuesday, 11 April 2017 12:48
Please note that before this crazy competition for A/Ls, students entered for Medical, Engineering faculties with C or S passes until late 1980s. Now they are consultants and physicians. Cleverness is not simply cramming and getting 3A s.
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YEHIYA Tuesday, 11 April 2017 14:15
Is it very shame. They don't know the world education systems. Even America can enter to medical faculty with grade 10 knowledge. .They teach all what is need to Doctor.
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Ravi Tuesday, 11 April 2017 14:35
Give the students who got selected for Dental or Vet . fields for the enrollment to SAITM. If they have no funds, organise a govt. loan to be repaid.
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Mahinda Tuesday, 11 April 2017 16:36
Entrance qualifications and Z score to enter state universities went up just because they did not have enogh capacity and not because of any special skill required to follow a course of medicine to become a doctor. via DM Android App
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