ISLAMABAD: Saudi Arabia has finally recognized the degrees of thousands of postgraduate doctors in Pakistan with MS (Doctor of Surgery) and MD (Doctor of Medicine) qualifications. These doctors will now be able to work in KSA and other Gulf States without any obstacle.
Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) Executive Director Dr Ejaz Qadeer informed that there were around 200 students at the hospital completing their MS and MD degrees.
“Although MS and MD degrees are recognised as clinical degrees in Pakistan, in Saudi Arabia both degrees were considered research degrees, due to which degree holders were not allowed to practice there. The fact is that in Pakistan, both MS and MDs work in hospitals and get clinical work experience,” he added.