Delay in exit exam means uncertainty for medical students

Medical universities graduates say their fate remains unknown as the Afghanistan Medical Council’s government exit examination could not be held for the past 13 months, but the council says the test will be conducted soon, writes Ahmad Sohaib Hasrat for Pajhwok Afghan News.

Some graduates of higher medical institutions say thousands of their classmates have been waiting for the examination. One of the main duties of the Afghanistan Medical Council is to hold the exit exam for graduates of public and private higher medical institutions.

Sardar Oriya, who graduated from Dawat Private University faculty of medicine in Kabul last year, says the exit examination is taken to train standardised doctors in all countries of the world. He says a student is not called a graduate until he passes this examination. That is why he cannot do masters and specialisation or go abroad on a scholarship and he cannot work in hospitals.
Full report on the Pajhwok Afghan News site