Palestine Medical Council E-Learning and Accreditation System (PMC-EAS)
Palestine Medical Council (PMC) was established in 1998 as an independent, scientific and legal entity. PMC’s purpose is to elevate medical and healthcare level in Palestine.
PMC provides comprehensive training modules for many medical specialties, sets up standards and specifications for the accreditation of hospitals and health centers qualified for training physicians and issue specialization certifications to physicians who meet the criteria and pass PMCs comprehensive exams.
Besides that, in 2011 Palestine Medical Council (PMC) started the national residency program for medical specializations with a corporation with the Ministry of Health (MOH) and different private hospitals.
In order to accomplish PMC goals, PMC launched Palestine Medical Council E-Learning and Accreditation System (PMC-EAS), which seeks to efficiently raise the level of medical healthcare by elevating the quality of training for physicians with a fully automated system, the system is Web based and every physician can register in PMC website (www.pmc.ps) and log in the system from worldwide.
The PMC-EAS provides two main systems:
- Medical Exam Evaluation:
The Electronic Exam System tries to give a high level of transparency, security and confidently for both examiners and examinees.
It provides accurate statics about the exam’s results, so PMC can enhance the training in the hospitals in efficient ways. Besides, PMC established a question bank that contained more than 45000 questions in 52 different specializations.
In 2019, PMC held 10 exam sessions using the electronic exam system which enable 1300 physicians to sit for the exams. The system now contains 6500 accounts for Palestinian physician.
2. Electronic Logbook for Residents:
By this system PMC can administer, monitors, supervises the performance of the residents and assess their progress in training.
Each resident can fill his daily activity using the electronic logbook, so his trainer can approve the activities, and share his experience with other residents who can benefit from that. Each resident can receive notes and comments from his trainee. The trainee can annually evaluate the residents and make a road map for each resident.
This system enables residents to fill theirs daily activities and operations using the electronic logbook. On the other side, trainers can send comments, instructions to the residents, evaluate their performance annually and build their road map during the residency period.
Currently, there are more than 700 residents in 18 medical specializations at 27 hospitals who enrolled in the national residency program who are using this system daily.
Every year, more than 100 specialists graduated from PMC residency program, so they can contribute in covering the shortage of the needed physicians in different specialties in Palestine. This system is a big step in high-level training Residency Program.
PMC-EAS will contribute in supplying/providing the Palestinian community with high-qualified specialists by the electronic-based supervision of medical education and training. So, this system will improve the health care in the Palestinian health sector.
PMC is considered a pioneer in applying the electronic system over the Middle East. And we are looking forward to share this experience with neighboring medical councils