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PMC: Students will give MDCAT twice?
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PMC: Students will give MDCAT twice?

by Dr Sarmad Syed The Chairman Provincial Admissions committee Sindh recently announced a medical entrance exam for admission into Public Medical Colleges in Sindh. The exam is slated to be held on the 18th of October 2020 and has sparked outrage amongst students applying in medical and dental colleges. Earlier, Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC) announced…

Healthy diet for a healthy mouth!
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Healthy diet for a healthy mouth!

-by Dr Muntaha Tariq The mouth is the only gate-way of food to your stomach. So it’s mandatory to take care of your mouth and maintain good oral hygiene. Along with that, a good diet at regular timings and frequent water intake are important. That will finally keep your body healthy, energetic, and make your…

How to fix common face masks problems!
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How to fix common face masks problems!

-by Dr Muattar Hanif We all know that wearing a face mask protects and others from many germs and viruses. In fact, it’s a great way to stop spread from person-to-person. Experts advised that one should wear a mask even if they don’t feel sick. There’s a high possibility that one could easily be asymptomatic…

Dealing with taboo of mental health in dentistry
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Dealing with taboo of mental health in dentistry

by Dr Yasir Israr Mental health has been taboo for a long time. Only recently it has been bestowed with the attention it deserves. However, the field of dental sciences still is reluctant to admit fully the amount of stress it induces to people associated with it. Mental stress among dental practitioners Collin et al. reported…

How can female dentists balance work and family?
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How can female dentists balance work and family?

By Dr Alizey Shahid Warming with a concept of feminism encourages women to pursue their dream and step up. It is a pity that work/ life balance even today remains an unresolved issue for a 21st-century woman. Regardless, the essences of dentistry provide an opportunity for the female dentist to easily navigate through the work-life…

PMC bill and NLE: A reform we really need?
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PMC bill and NLE: A reform we really need?

By Dr Sandhiya Salim President Dr Arif Alvi recently passed Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC) bill. As per the new PMC bill, students graduating after clearing the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Dental Surgery will have to give the National licensing exam (NLE). In the past, this requirement applied only to foreign graduates, but after…

How to tell you are experiencing occupational burnout?
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How to tell you are experiencing occupational burnout?

By Suhaib Ahsan Workplace exhaustion is also known as ‘Job or occupational burnout’ is a particular type of work-related stress. It is a state where a person is burdened with different tasks more than his strength. Consequently, it fully drains the physical and emotional stability of a person. That is to say, workplace exhaustion can…

Why you should never ignore a cracked tooth!
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Why you should never ignore a cracked tooth!

By Dr Sarmad Syed A cracked tooth has a crack that may incompletely separate the crown of the tooth into two parts. It can be caused by factors like excessive masticatory forces, coarse foods, bruxism, chewing ice, etc. How to tell if you have a cracked tooth?  Cracks may develop in a normal tooth but…

PMDC, PMC, PMDC, PMC- A mere game of musical chairs?
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PMDC, PMC, PMDC, PMC- A mere game of musical chairs?

-By MH When the National Assembly recently passed a bill to replace Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) with the Pakistan Medical Council (PMC), many students who were applying in Medical and Dental colleges knew that change is coming. Though the development was not just limited to the fresh aspirants but for the undergraduates and…


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