LAHORE:23 October:University of Health Sciences (UHS) has displayed the provisional merit lists for public sector medical and dental colleges of Punjab. Merit lists have been issued in accordance with Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) Admission Regulations, 2019. The merit of the applicants has been calculated by giving equal weight to the higher secondary school certificate (HSSC) and Medical and Dental Colleges Admission Test (MDCAT) marks. This year, UHS received 14,217 applications for admission against 3,017 open merit MBBS seats available in 17 public sector medical colleges across the province. Against these 3017 MBBS seats, minimum provisional merit remained at 91.5455 per cent. For 175 open merit BDS sets available in three dental colleges of Punjab, the current provisional merit is 93.5000 per cent. The candidates can lodge any complaint against the provisional merit lists by October 27. In the next phase, the candidates will be able to give their order of preference for medical and dental colleges through online portal that will be reopened for that purpose from October 28 to 31. The first college-wise selection list will be displayed on Nov 8 and classes will commence on Nov 18. For private sector medical and dental colleges, provisional merit lists will be displayed on Nov 4.The news.