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- September 2nd, 2008, 05:13 AM #21
The interview is really nothing to worry about, just make sure you don't say things like, Yes I'm going into medicine for the money, or yes I'm going into medicine because my parents said that I should, and worst of all, don't say, I'm going into medicine because they're making me-- unless you really don't want to get in.
Other than that, don't dress like a clown, but don't dress like a fashion model either.September 2nd, 2008, 05:26 AM #22
What about controversial topics like Euthenasia [dont know the spellings] and abortion? Is there a 'rcorrect' answer to it which we shud say even if we believe otherwise?September 2nd, 2008, 02:32 PM #23
The Shifa Interview
They won't ask things like that. If you think they might, feel free to come up with whatever you think the correct answer to that question is. It's not your job to know the in's and out's of ethical medicine- that's what they're supposed to teach you once you're a student at their institution.
BTW, I took a look at the scores from the entrance test today. If you got over 50% I'd say you have a good chance. To the guy who got 0.14%, look elsewhere.
They should be putting up a list anytime this week or early next week at the latest of who should come back for an interview. It should also be posted online.
Another thing you should know is that the admissions list is almost entirely made from scores/grades/equivalence and other application data. The interview process is just to make sure they're not letting in some clown by mistake, or someone who might be a great student but really doesn't want to practice medicine. What the interview process IS NOT, is some way to convince or WOW the administration into getting in in case someone did poorly on every other part of the admissions process and is now looking for redemption.
If you have good scores and are a good speaker, you really have nothing to worry about, there are no right or wrong answers in this interview, and you don't need to kiss up to whoever is taking it. Don't repeat yourself, don't say things like "I love medicine, I love helping people, etc, etc other bs statements." Try to show a bit of personality, don't act afraid, and make sure to smile when you talk. Don't use the . If they ask you why you're going into medicine, tell them the truth- for me, it was my passion to overcome challenges, my desire to be a part of something which is mentally stimulating as well as emotionally/spiritually rewarding, and to engross myself in a field that I feel will continue to grow and have medical + technological breakthroughs for many years- in other words, it was a combination of my favorite things: technology, medicine, engineering, and socialising.
Trust me, it's already been decided. The interview list will only consist of 150 people, 130 of which will probably be accepted. If it's more than that, it'll be a first, though it may happen now that the college has gotten much bigger.September 2nd, 2008, 02:44 PM #24
Your post comes as a relief I must say!
Thanx for all the info and help...September 2nd, 2008, 02:58 PM #25September 2nd, 2008, 03:55 PM #26
They do sometimes ask ethical questions -- I was asked about abortion and family planning. But they don't really expect a 'right' answer. It's more just to see your train of thought.
Like MastahRiz said, the interview is not a big deal. Just a formality really. Show up looking presentable...don't look like a scrub, but you don't need to wear a suit either. You'll talk to a doctor or two for a couple of minutes and as long as you don't make a complete fool of yourself you'll be waived through.MedGrunt signing out...September 2nd, 2008, 05:31 PM #27
Thanks MastahRiz! When will we get our letters??September 2nd, 2008, 06:38 PM #28September 2nd, 2008, 08:05 PM #29
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i applied to Shifa on basis of my SAT II scores, so i was exempted from the entry test. i'm really nervous about the interview.. the college hasn't gotten back to me as yet... and i'm just freaking out. =\ no letters, no updates on the website... i can't even check the lobby you mentioned above.. cuz i'm all the way in lahore and shifa's in islamabad. sighs.September 2nd, 2008, 08:35 PM #30September 3rd, 2008, 05:45 AM #31
U mean i have not qualified?? 48.65% is my entrance test result. Got 80.9% in FS.c and 81% in Matric. Am i qualified?? Last year friend of mine got a letter for just 43%September 3rd, 2008, 01:36 PM #32
Last edited by MastahRiz; September 3rd, 2008 at 03:12 PM. Reason: arranged quotes/repliesMedGrunt signing out...September 3rd, 2008, 03:16 PM #33September 4th, 2008, 09:18 AM #34
Thanx man, u really gave me a shock.
They changed smething on their site. " INTERVIEW DATES WILL BE CONVEYED LATER"September 4th, 2008, 12:21 PM #35
Hmm, I took a look at some of the scores posted on the wall -- if you people have around 50% or above, and your equivalence score isn't bad, I think you have a good chance of being offered admission to the new class.
Good to see Med Studentz users doing well on the test! Tons of people did very poorly so it's nice to see you guys are tearing it up.
P.S. Typical Pakistani serious-photo-pose is pure genius! We should start a thread where we just save pictures of people who think you're supposed to look like you're dead in a picture.September 4th, 2008, 11:38 PM #36
hey !!! im new in this forum !! i waz goin throug the posts and came to knw tht a no of shifa students are here !!!!! plz someone frm shifa can u tell me truthfully is shifa the right deal !!! i waz mad abt aga khan got upto intw stage but cudnt make the final cut of 100 students and wht i hav generally heard shifa is nearest thing to aku!!!!! but if i do cum to and graduate will i be at par with a aku student and wht abt history of shifa grad in usmle!!!!!!!!!!!!
as for the test of shifa i got 60% and hav 853 marks in fsc so wht r my chances to get a final call???????????September 5th, 2008, 11:42 AM #37
people will tell you that u dont have to worry about whether u r goin to get a call or notSeptember 5th, 2008, 07:31 PM #38
Lolz! Agree with cool blue. U don't have to worry khan. And regarding ur other question whether to take admission in Shifa or not, I think its one of the best college.
P.S Guys if anyone of u get a call from shifa regarding interview do post a message hereSeptember 6th, 2008, 06:10 PM #39
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I got 53.92% in the entrance test and 921 in Fsc and 765 in metric. Please tell me what are my chances cause i feel i didnt perform well in the test. I am really desprate to get into shifa.September 6th, 2008, 09:57 PM #40
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