MFSAC opposes ERPM students at teaching hospitals

Published : 9:08 am  July 18, 2018 | No comments so far |  |  (67) reads | 

By Thilanka Kanakarathna   

The Medical Faculty Students’ Action Committee (MFSAC) yesterday urged President Maithripala Sirisena to prevent students who passed the Examination for Registration to Practice Medicine (ERPM) entering into teaching hospitals for clinical training.   


MFSAC Convener Didula Amarasinghe said the State medical faculty students were facing injustice with the arrival of ERPM students to Kalubowila Teaching Hospital and Homagama Base Hospital that are allocated for the Medical Faculty of Sri Jayawardenapura University.   


In a letter sent to the President, Mr Amarasinghe stated that despite a policy decision not to provide clinical training for ERPM students at teaching hospitals, they entered those hospitals using contacts with the hospital’s specialist doctors or monetary power.   


He explained that due to the influx of the ERPM students in teaching hospitals, the State medical faculty students were facing severe inconveniences.   


“There should be a stipulated number of patients for State medical faculty students to continue their clinical training.