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There are MBBS students at the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) with only three ordinary passes in the biology stream at the GCE (A/L), SAITM said today.

SAITM Registrar Husni Hussain told the Daily Mirror that these students had joined SAITM prior to the gazetting of the minimum standards by the Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC) in August 2011.

“In 2011, the SLMC laid down the minimum standards for the private education sector as two credit passes and an ordinary pass. Till then we have enlisted students only with three ordinary passes. There are several students in three batches at SAITM with three ordinary passes for GCE (A/L),” she said.

Ms. Hussain said SAITM was enlisting students for the MBBS degree programme with minimum two credit passes and an ordinary pass since 2011 up to present and were willing to do so even in the future.

However, the SLMC has recently announced that the minimum qualification for student admission to a Government or Private medical college should be at least two credit passes and an ordinary pass in the biology stream at the GCE (A/L), according to the minimum standards prepared by them. (Kalathma Jayawardhane)

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  • ceylon Wednesday, 12 April 2017 08:49 AM

    so train them as nursess or attendents.is this the problem that destabilise the thousands of students rducation.. via DM Android App

    Suranimala Wednesday, 12 April 2017 08:51 AM

    Interestingly, most pharmacist also do this part quite successfully.

    Ranasinghe Wednesday, 12 April 2017 08:53 AM

    GMOA Officials who cannot remember their own AL results are now setting minimum standards for medical education.

    dulan Wednesday, 12 April 2017 08:54 AM

    This is past and just less than 10 students.Since 2011 they took students who got at least 2 Cs as done by most foreign medical colleges in China, Nepal and Bangladesh which has produced more than 2000 sri lankan doctors

    Dee Wednesday, 12 April 2017 09:06 AM

    The final quality of the output will be much better than those with 4 A's from a free school.

    Kaboos Wednesday, 12 April 2017 09:06 AM

    There are more than 2000 fake doctors in the island with no qualifications at all, Let this minimum qualification applies for future students.

    Nihal Wednesday, 12 April 2017 09:34 AM

    The way things are hapenning every in health sector seemingly Committment should precede Qualifications. Because qualifications become useless when they strike allow patients to suffer via DM Android App

    citizen Thursday, 13 April 2017 06:27 AM

    This was SLMC requirement for govt. state then. 3S quota. Now raising to 2C and 1 S pass for all

    chandra Wednesday, 12 April 2017 09:49 AM

    Dont have student sat for other stream like mathematics arts etc We are ready take treatment from these doctors even vetinary surgeon. via DM Android App

    gum Wednesday, 12 April 2017 09:53 AM

    SAITAM had adhered to the regulations hence no one can question about it. This happened before 2011 as it was in 2011 that minimum qualifications were gazetted. Let them pass out as doctors as there is a exam they have to sit, it they are not good they will fail.

    DR NO. Thursday, 13 April 2017 07:09 AM

    PLEASE RECHECK THE A L PASSES OF THE SO CALLED DOCTORS ATTACHED TO THE GMOA WHO CLIMED THE WATER TANK. via DM Android App

    Herath Bandara Sunday, 16 April 2017 10:33 PM

    If an average doctor/medical student from/in a state university is considered all what he/she has done while doing A/Ls is studying and studying alone. So they get good results and get to state universities. Such doctors are very imbalanced and when they come to society they create more problems than give solutions.However if an average person who enters a private university with less A/L qualifications is considered, he/she has got involved in many extra-curricular activities in school and they are well balanced. They pass the medical degree and become real assets to the society.

    Anas Wednesday, 12 April 2017 10:51 AM

    Minimum qualification for getting MBBS degree in Private sector at least A BB in A/L exam and should pass the placement test.

    gayathri Wednesday, 12 April 2017 10:52 AM

    In our local universities too we have students in the medical faculties with 3 ordinary passes coming from different districts. I am sure many doctors in the GMOA who are vociferous in condemning SAITM got in to the medical faculty just with 3 S passes and that too in their third attempt!!

    Neo Wednesday, 12 April 2017 01:41 PM

    The end result of the final MBBS examination conducted by the Govt will determine if they are suitable to be qualified doctors. If they pass that examination conducted in a fair manner then entry requirements will not be an issue for them. From now on make your entry requirement on par so that no one will go on strike. via DM Android App

    Jaya Tuesday, 11 April 2017 09:43 PM

    Not bad. How about 3 F passes ? /

    Saman Tuesday, 11 April 2017 09:57 PM

    There are ministers in the government who haven't even have an 8th-grade qualification. If people can depend on these guys to build our economy I think we should allow those students to have a medical degree.

    Ganesh Wednesday, 12 April 2017 02:55 PM

    The logic is like our grandfather earned 5000 rupees monthly salary as doctor and If government pay 5000 rupees per month is good enough to make the two ends meet. :)

    Professor J.JInadasa Tuesday, 11 April 2017 10:23 PM

    Nothing wrong in registering students with 3 simple passes at SITM for the MBBS Degree, About 30 years ago, Medical Faculties absorbed students with 3 passes and 25 marks for Botany (then 4 subjects for A/L,HSC) They are vey good doctors today. GMOA, drop this mad entry requirements, 3As etc became important due to competition and but doesn't need to become a MBBS doctor.

    John Tuesday, 11 April 2017 10:30 PM

    SAITM is not the only private medical college,there are many all over the world.Yes, they take students with very low entry requirements but these graduates turn out to be no different from traditional medical graduates.RememberWhat The Doctors Do Is Prescribing Medicines And You Don't Have To Be A Rocket Scientist To Do This.

    Dushantha Thursday, 13 April 2017 05:10 PM

    In UK the minimum qualification is 3 As. Here it should be at least 3 Bs. With these qualifications the idiots who have money can become doctors.

    Wicky Tuesday, 11 April 2017 10:30 PM

    Of course thats how this problem should be addressed if it is a matter of quality. via DM Android App


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