New MBBS first-year assessment policy approved

Our Correspondent
Sunday, Apr 09, 2023

LAHORE: The University of Health Sciences (UHS) Academic Council and Board of Studies in Medicine gave nod on a new assessment policy for first-year MBBS in a joint meeting held here on Saturday. The new policy is framed in accordance with the new modular and integrated medical curriculum introduced by the university in its affiliated medical colleges this year. The meeting presided over by Vice-Chancellor Professor Ahsan Waheed Rathore, was attended by the principals and senior faculty of the affiliated institutions. UHS Registrar Professor Nadia Naseem and Controller of Examinations Professor Saqib Mahmood were also present. According to the new assessment policy, the first professional MBBS exam will have four papers with a total of 1000 marks. Three papers will be based on the content of the three blocks of the curriculum taught throughout the year while one paper will be on Islamiat and Pakistan Studies. Both the theory paper and practical exam will carry 150 marks each. Each multiple-choice question will carry one mark while the short essay question will carry five marks. Major subjects in the first year of MBBS include Anatomy, Physiology, and Biochemistry with their clinical application. Minor subjects include behavioral sciences, community medicine, public health, pathology, pharmacology, and clinical foundation. Professionalism, ethics, information technology, research, leadership, and Holy Quran will also be taught in the first year.