PMC announces MBBS and BDS National Transfer Policy 2022
The Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC) has issued a policy for vacant seat transfers. All public and private medical colleges, according to the policy, will allow students to apply for open seats. Students can apply for transfer to any medical college in the same programme if the affiliating university’s rules are followed.
It is notified that the Transfer Window on vacant seats will be open from 1st April 2022 for 1st-year transfers under the PMC Act, 2020 and PMC Medical and Dental Undergraduate Education (Admission, Curriculum, and Conduct) Regulations, 2021 (Amended).
- With immediate effect, all public and private medical and dental colleges will allow students to apply for the notified vacant seats (Link attached).
- Any student enrolled in a medical or dental college may transfer to another college in the same programme at the same level if there is a notified vacant seat available, subject to the affiliating university’s transfer rules.
- No medical or dental college has the authority to prevent a student from leaving or transferring. No college should require a letter of authorization for such transfers. Any act that restricts or prevents a student from transferring is illegal.
- On their websites, colleges must post a list of all students applying for transfers (to or from the college).
- By April 30, 2022, the colleges must notify the Authority of the final list of students who have transferred to and the college from which the student has transferred out.
- To ensure transparency, no transfer to a vacant seat shall be accepted by a college until it has been reviewed by the Authority. The Authority will notify transfers on Vacant Seats after reviewing the transfer lists submitted by each college and reconciling any student complaints.
- All transfers from 2nd to final year students are now open and will be handled under Section 18 of the PMC Medical and Dental Undergraduate Education (Admission, Curriculum, and Conduct) Regulations, 2021. (Amended).