CHED allows Med Schools to admit students without NMAT

The Commission on Higher Education CHED releases a statement dated July 1, which authorizes Medical Schools to admit students who have not yet taken the NMAT for AY 2020-2021.

National Medical Admission Test NMAT is a standardized exam for all applicants who wish to pursue Medicine. It is used to screen qualified candidates if they can withstand the rigors of the Medical Program. This is the first step before your admission to the Philippine Medical Schools. There are currently 56 Higher Education Institutions (HEI’s) in the country authorized to offer the Doctor of Medicine Program.

The NMAT for this School Year 2020-2021 was postponed due to the Onset of the Corona Virus pandemic and the imposition of the Enhanced Community Quarantine in many areas of the Country.

According to the CHED Chairman De Vera, the decision of CHED was prompted because of the concerns of parents and students who want to proceed to the Medical Program but were not able to take the NMAT.

There are about 9,000 registered applicants top the NMAT based on the data gathered from the Center of Educational Measurement CEM.

Source: CHED