The medical license examination was nothing different from a regular exam-writing a pharmacological analysis and, based on the case study given, elaborating the plan for treatment and medication on paper.
An exam like this was a breeze for Stefan, the difficulty level was as good as zero.
“Mr. Roberts, these are the graded papers. Please check them and if there are no issues, the results will be published,” the assistant said and placed the stack of papers consisting of a dozen papers in front of Kevin.
“This one is revoked.” After checking through them, he picked out one paper with Nathalia’s name written on it.
Meanwhile, in the other room, the examinees decided to wait in the hall for the results since the papers would be graded on the spot.
“It’s out! The results are out!”
After a round of surprised gasps, everybody’s results were published simultaneously on the LED screen in the hall.
“Wow, eighty-seven. That’s enough to make it!”
The paper was graded on a percentage system and eighty percent was the passing mark, anyone that scored eighty percent and above would receive a medical license.
While some rejoiced, others were devastated, and the people who didn’t pass hung their heads dejectedly.
For an examination like this, there was only one chance in a year, and if they failed the exam this time. they would have to wait for the next year.
“Sigh, I missed it by just a little.”
After checking the list once, Nathalia was stunned. Setting the results aside, he realized that the more important point was, his name wasn’t even on the list.
“Hi, may I ask why I couldn’t find my name on the list?” he asked, pointing at the screen.
At first, the staff raised her head and glanced at him. Then, she drew out Nathalia’s paper impatiently.
Right in the middle of the paper, the words ‘CAUGHT CHEATING’ was stamped on it in red ink.
Seeing this situation, the first thought that popped up in Nathalia’s mind was, somebody was trying to set him up.
As he had considered that it would be too conspicuous if he had scored a perfect score, he had even made a few mistakes on purpose, but it seemed like he was still targeted by someone.
“Can you please check if there’s a misunderstanding in between?”
Just then, a voice suddenly echoed from the adjacent hallway. “There is no misunderstanding. As a man, don’t you have the guts to own up to your actions?” The stem voice boomed into the hall, followed by Kevin’s appearance.
“For your cheating, the Medical Doctors Association will ban you from taking the exam for five years.”
When this was said, the room broke into an uproar of discussions.
“Geez, I never imagined that someone was so bold as to cheat!”
“What an embarrassment for medical practitioners like us.”
“A man should be upright. Just take the next exam if you can’t pass this time. It’s embarrassing to stoop so low.”
Perhaps they had found some comfort, their comments were more hostile than usual, especially from those who didn’t pass the exam.
Such a commotion attracted the attention of others as well, and in the examiners’ office, Roland Moore, who was working on some documents, heard the noise outside and frowned. “What’s happening in the hall? Why is it so noisy?”
An assistant at the side answered, “I think someone named Nathalia Larson cheated on the test and was caught red-handed by Mr. Roberts.”
‘Huh? Nathalia Larson? This name sounds very familiar,’ Roland thought and racked his brains.
Then, he hastily sprang to his feet.
‘Isn’t that the guy the elders from the Pharmaceutical Union asked me to send the credentials to a few days ago? He’s the creator of the mini Analeptic Pill and the Reconstruction Pill. It’s impossible that a person like him will cheat. This is nonsense!’
He stopped everything he was working on and dashed out of the office. When he saw the commotion in the hall, his face turned sullen.
They have the cheeks to create a scene here when they couldn’t even pass a simple qualification test, he thought grimly.
“Quiet! This is the exam site, and you’re not allowed to be so noisy!”
Seeing that the chief examiner had arrived, everyone immediately shut their traps and the room turned silent.