The first version of the decree setting out an entrance exam for medical studies in the Brussels-Wallonia Federation has been adopted. The vice-president of the FWB government, Jean-Claude Marcourt, put it on his Twitter account. The exam will take place in September, he told “A votre avis” (RTBF).
The text was presented to the government by Minister Marcourt on Wednesday. The Minister’s Council has put it up for deliberation, so they have time to sort out technical elements. The project will mean an entrance exam for those hoping to do medical and dentistry studies in the Brussels-Wallonia Federation at the beginning of the next school year. This is a condition set out by the Federal government, to guarantee an Inami number for French-language students currently enrolled on the course.
The exam will take place in September “to allow those leaving humanity studies to take it”, Mr Marcourt explained to the RTBF Sunday political program. The Minister also said applicants will have June, July and August to prepare.
The President of the French-language Student Union, Opaline Meunier, recently said having this exam in September, a few days before the start of the new school year, was inhuman. She criticised the small amount of time students who passed the exam would have to get themselves into University.