Pakistan Medical & Dental Council(PMDC)
PM&DC is a statutory regulatory authority established under Pakistan Medical & Dental Council Ordinance 1962 as a body corporate. It is known and respected worldwide and is part of international community of medical regulatory authorities (IAMRA). Pakistani doctors are considered one of the best and are doing meritorious service in all parts of the world and that is a testimony to the effective regulation of medical education being done by the PM&DC. No Pakistani Doctor can practice in Pakistan or abroad without being registered with PM&DC or without being in goodstanding with it.
To safeguard public interest, PM&DC has been given a mission to establish uniform minimum standard of basic & higher qualifications in Medicine & Dentistry throughout Pakistan.
Established by adopting Indian Medical Council Act 1933 on the recommendation of Health Conference in 1947.(1948)
Re-organized under P.M.C. Act of 1951. (1951)
West Pakistan Medical Council was created on the formation of West Pakistan by merging Sindh & Punjab Medical Councils. (1957)
The Council was re-constituted under Medical & Dental Council Ordinance 1962, and Provincial Medical Councils were dissolved. (1962)
The Medical & Dental Council (Amendment) Act. (1973)
(The Lapsed)The Medical & Dental Council (Amendment) Ordinance(lapsed on September 24,1999). (25th May 1999)
Functions & Duties Of PM&DC
For uniform application across Pakistan. PM&DC has been given a mandate to:
prescribe a uniform minimum standard of courses of training for obtaining graduate and post graduate medical and dental qualifications.
prescribe minimum requirements for the content and duration of graduate and post graduate medical and dental courses of study.
prescribe the conditions for admission of courses of training as aforesaid.
prescribe minimum qualification and experience required of teachers for appointment in medical and dental institutions.
prescribe the standards of examinations, methods of conducting the examinations.
prescribe the qualifications, and experience required of examiners for professional examinations.
Register Faculty and Students of Medical & Dental Institutions
Maintains the Register of Medical & Dental Practitioners.
Inspect and formulate recommendations regarding recognition of Medical & Dental Institutions for training of undergraduate & postgraduate qualification.
Inspect undergraduate & postgraduate examination for standardization.
Decide cases against registered聽 practitioners for infamous conduct and professional negligence.
Inspect and approve of Hospitals for House Job.
Prescribe guidelines for Medical & Dental Journals.
Issue experience certificates to faculty
Set up of schemes of reciprocity with other countries and medical regulatory authorities