The average percentage of correct answers of Ukrainian medical students in the group results of the international exam for foundations of medicine (IFOM), according to the National Board of medical examiners (NMBE, USA), amounted to 30.24%, said Deputy Minister of health of Ukraine Alexander Lynch during a press conference in Kyiv on Tuesday.

According to him, this is much better than the indicators of the monitoring study, which took place 4th year students in international studies of quality in higher education in March of this year, but at the same time lower than in the international comparison group.

The Deputy Minister also noted that it is better passed the test the students of the Ternopil national medical University, National medical University O. O. Bohomolets and Lviv national medical University named after Danylo Galitsky.

Lynch said that with the introduction of this exam will end the sale of diplomas.

“This test, we actually started a new era in medical education in Ukraine. At the same time it is the end of an era for the sale of diplomas of the doctor. This is clearly seen both students and teachers, and heads of medical universities. An overall assessment of the exam is disappointing: the final exam passed, but the old system of medical education failed. This proves the unprecedented resistance and sabotage, which was not before on any exam,” he said.

Just IFOM passed 10,099 thousand students 2,783 thousand students failed to appear for the exam, most of them without good reason.

The results provided by the National Board of medical examiners will review the special Commission which will define a threshold “pass/fail”. To establish this threshold will take into account the influence of the number of violations recorded during the examination, including a photograph of the test tasks, their distribution in the Internet and instant messengers, calls for sabotage of the examination and unfair government conduct. Such violations will have consequences, the provision of which will involve the national police of Ukraine, the security Service of Ukraine, the Ministry of education and science and the Ministry of foreign Affairs (since the vast majority of offenders – students).