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UHS Approves Changes in MS and MD Exam Pattern

UHS Approves Changes in MS and MD Exam Pattern

On Thursday, the University of Health Sciences (UHS) approved modifications to the intermediate module exam (IMM) structure for MS and MD postgraduate clinical degree programs.

The nod for the revised exam format came during the 196th session of the Advanced Studies and Research Board (ASRB), presided over by Vice-Chancellor Prof Ahsan Waheed Rathore.

The revamped pattern involves consolidating separate papers for specializations within general medicine or general surgery into a single comprehensive paper. Additionally, specialty-related questions have been eliminated from IMM.

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The new approach introduces a unified exam paper for General Surgery, encompassing surgery and related specialties, and another for General Medicine, covering medicine and related fields. Each paper will consist of 100 multiple-choice questions.

In the Surgery paper (excluding Anesthesia), 70 questions pertain to the principles of general surgery, while 30 focus on basic sciences, including Anatomy, Physiology, Pharmacology, and Pathology.

Similarly, the Anesthesia paper comprises 100 questions, with 40 from general medicine, 40 from general surgery, and 20 from basic sciences. The unified paper of Medicine and Allied encompasses 70 questions on the principles of general medicine and 30 on basic sciences.

In the Pediatrics field, the IMM theory paper comprises 70 questions on the principles of pediatric medicine and 30 on basic sciences. The new clinical examination format allocates 10 marks each to the 10 Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) stations.