LAHORE - The University of Health Sciences (UHS) yesterday issued first selection list of candidates admitted to MBBS and BDS programme in public sector medical and dental colleges of the Punjab for the session 2016-2017.

The last merit for MBBS has been 88.6818 per cent and that for BDS 88.5545 pc.

The merit has been calculated as per the weightage formula of Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC), adding 10 per cent of matriculation, 40 per cent of intermediate and 50 per cent of entrance test marks.

Only those candidates who secured 82 pc or above aggregate marks as per PMDC formula were eligible to apply for admission on open merit basis this year. Applications were received from October3 to 15.

A total of 54,908 candidates appeared in the entrance test this year. Out of these, 12,342 eligible candidates applied for admission against 3197 open merit (3022 MBBS + 175 BDS), 61 under-developed districts’ (49 MBBS +12 BDS), 76 reserved seats for children of Overseas Pakistanis/Dual Nationality holders (72 MBBS + 4 BDS), and 20 disabled candidates (19 MBBS + 01 BDS) seats available in 17 public sector medical and 03 dental colleges of the province.

The King Edward Medical University (KEMU) Lahore, as always remained the top choice of candidates with merit for the institution closing at 92.3727 per cent. The last merit for  Allama Iqbal Medical College, Lahore is 91.3182 per cent, Services Institute of Medical Sciences, Lahore 90.7983 per cent, Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan Medical and Dental College, Lahore 90.4237, Fatima Jinnah Medical University, Lahore 90.1368 per cent, Ameer-ud-Din Medical College, Lahore 90.0381 per cent, Nishtar Medical College, Multan 89.8944 per cent, , Rawalpindi Medical College, Rawalpindi 89.4398 per cent, Punjab Medical College, Faisalabad 89.4013 per cent, Gujranwala Medical College, Gujranwala 89.2545 per cent, Quaid-e-Azam Medical College, Bahawalpur 89.1273 per cent, Sargodha Medical College, Sargodha 89.0675 per cent, Khawaja Mohammad Safdar Medical College, Sialkot 88.8913 per cent, Nawaz Sharif Medical College, Gujrat 88.8900 per cent, Sahiwal Medical College, Sahiwal 88.8498 per cent, Sheikh Zayed Medical College, Rahim Yar Khan 88.7671 per cent, and DG Khan Medical College, DG Khan 88.6818 per cent.

For BDS programme, the last merit of de’Montmorency College of Dentistry Lahore is 88.6563 per cent, Nishtar Institute of Dentistry, Multan 88.5909 per cent and that of Dental Section Punjab Medical College Faisalabad 88.5545 per cent.

For Reciprocal seats, the merit of Khyber Medical College Peshawar is 89.1351, Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Medical College, Mirpur, Azad Jammu and Kashmir 88.6771, Azad Jammu Kashmir Medical College, Muzaffarabad, AJ&K, 88.6589, Bolan Medical College, Quetta 88.6130 and for Poonch Medical College, Rawlakot, AJ&K, the last merit is 88.6139 per cent. For 76 seats reserved for Children of Overseas Pakistani/Dual Nationality holders, the last merit is 87.5532. A total of 540 candidates applied in that category.

A total of 126 candidates applied for admission against 20 seats reserved for disabled students. They were examined by specialist medical boards, constituted under the law. Out of these, 65 were declared disabled for the purpose of admissions. The last merit in this category is 77.8455 per cent.

For admission against 61 seats reserved for the students of 06 under-developed districts including Muzzafargarh, Rajanpur, Lodhran, Bhakkar, Layyah and DG Khan, a total of 829 applications were received. The last merit for MBBS in this category is as follows: Muzzafargarh 88.4736 per cent, Rajanpur (Tribal Area) 66.2351 per cent, Rajanpur (Settled Area) 88.4273 per cent, Lodhran 88.2597 per cent, Bhakkar 87.5113 per cent, Layyah 88.3177 per cent and DG Khan (Tribal Area) 85.9364 per cent and DG Khan (Settled Area) 88.4571 per cent. The merit for one seat reserved for Cholistan is 82.7433 per cent.

The selected candidates will be issued call letters by the respective colleges. The MBBS classes in public sector medical colleges will commence on November 14.

The second selection list will be displayed on November 28.