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- September 26th, 2008, 04:13 PM #21
I'm from IL as well, champaign area. I think the entire first year I wanted to leave and go back. Just gotta stick it through and make some good friends somehow. An hour is a bit extreme but then again thats how it is these days everywhere, traffic keeps on increasing. I would say put up with it for a year at least and if you cant take it after one year then you could always say you tried your best you know.. On the other hand if you pass and things go well, your pretty much stuck thenNever let the fear of striking out, keep you from playing the game.September 27th, 2008, 08:39 AM #22
As far as traffic goes. On a normal day, when there is no traffic it takes me 20-25mins to get home. On a typical day in Lahore it takes me an hour and 30-45mins sometimes."Some cars have a fine tuned exhaust, so the noise they make is as fake as a hooker's smile"
- Jeremey Clarkson (Top Gear Presenter)
"Don't touch my tv, my cd,my dvd,my vhs and my old school,my new school.GOT IT!?" Bernie Mac (The Bernie Mac Show)September 29th, 2008, 02:30 AM #23
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i'm still in US, but i feel homesick already. started cleaning out my room today, i have too many things, i'll be leaving behind so much stuff. it's like not having a place anymoreSeptember 29th, 2008, 04:35 AM #24
make the best of it while you can...i sure would've had i realized how much it would suck here. however, i've been here for a week now and it's slowly starting to get a little better. Hopefully when college starts and i get into a 7-4 routine, it should get even better.September 29th, 2008, 07:14 AM #25
Think of it as a jail sentence, you just have to do the time!Never let the fear of striking out, keep you from playing the game.September 29th, 2008, 07:22 AM #26
^ wow thats not negative or anything lol. you can make the most out of your time there though. hopefully when school starts things will fall into place and get better. i'm leaving this saturday and i'm obviously sad about leaving home but at the same time excited. it should be a different experience. or maybe its because i went over the summer and saw everything so i know exactly what to expect.September 29th, 2008, 07:27 AM #27
haha jail sentence...i like thatSeptember 30th, 2008, 12:27 AM #28September 30th, 2008, 12:10 PM #29
First year students, and soon-to-be first year students: getting homesick is normal!
That being said, you need to realize however that you have been given an extraordinary opportunity to do something amazing.
Make the most of it, don't be ungrateful and don't complain. Be grateful for having the financial resources to be able to go anywhere in the world to enroll in medical school for most of your classmates are not as lucky and do not have the option to seek admission anywhere besides their own country. If they don't get in in Pakistan they don't get in, period.
You however, have had the opportunity to go to a country of which you are most likely not a citizen, and take seats away from others who want a career in medicine with just as much fervor, if not more, than you have. So you really have no reason to complain that you have been granted med school admission.
If you aren't interested, then please do the right thing and leave so that someone else can take your place. If you feel you can gain admission somewhere better, I'd advise you to go there instead.
The unfortunate truth is that thousands upon thousands of people would give anything they have to be in your position.
So if the school and the people and the housing situation is not up to your standards, then you only have two options -- to either realize that this is the best place you can get admission into and to work hard and do your best or to pack up and leave for a place which you find to be more suitable.
Complaining about being given an opportunity that can greatly improve you as a person however, is highly counterproductive.
Just keep at it and don't let things get to you. Things will get easier and before long you will, as strange as it seems right now, be missing Pakistan when you go home for summer breaks. Right now, if you have the option available to get a DSL line, having Skype can make calling mom cheap and easy. Not to mention you can stay in touch with other friends and family which can help ease the transition. Hang in there.
"Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for." - EpicurusSeptember 30th, 2008, 08:30 PM #30
Actually now for 1000 rupees you can get 20 hours of calling time to usa per month with PTCLNever let the fear of striking out, keep you from playing the game.October 1st, 2008, 01:48 AM #31
we need a topic for cheap international calls from pakistan
maybe u guys r done convincing the kid to stay
rehan has left nun for us to say but we do need to know about cheap ways to communicate with our parents back home
Last edited by MedGrunt; October 1st, 2008 at 02:39 AM. Reason: Consolidation of PostsOctober 1st, 2008, 02:04 AM #32
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Rehan, excellent post. I think all us newcomers needed a good reminder.October 1st, 2008, 02:09 AM #33
u got to be a fighter fight the situation and get over it don run away from it itll only come after uOctober 2nd, 2008, 12:42 AM #34
I dont know why everyone is so obsessed with their parents and it being a Pakistani issue lol, if you go to college anywhere in the world or country you will be on your own, and after that you live your own life! If these are the issues bothering you maybe you should go to a regular university in your home country first and see what it feels like to be in college before TOTALLY throwing yourself into Pakistan!Never let the fear of striking out, keep you from playing the game.October 2nd, 2008, 12:12 PM #35
me too going to pak for medicine and will live in the hostel....i shud learn to be on my own ,face difficulties and hence solve them peacefully without regretting.....i personally believe that to get a good financial status u shud loose something to get something.......October 2nd, 2008, 06:05 PM #36
hey, there should be no problem with pakistan for you guys especially if u have some relatives place to stay.........
hostels suck big time, but if u try u can survive,
ull feel lonely and stuff from time to time,,,,,,,,,,
the only thing once u get admission here , to worry about is how to pass..........if ur passing then its cool...........October 5th, 2008, 11:17 AM #37
So how is first year coming along for everyone? are you guys adjusting? i know it is so hard at first, especially without your family. I was thinking about medical school in pakistan but i decided to go to uni in canada first to see how it is. First year in uni is hell! It takes about 1.5 hours to get there, all the classes i'm taking are so hard. the profs are krazy and its like so hard to pass. The failing rate is about 50%. So the thing is that no matter what you do and where you go, it is going to be very tough. So you got to think it through and know what you want. Atleast u will be a doc after 5 yrs. Also, once you have a goal and determination then it becomes easier. But hat sux is that if u go to med school in pakistan, then u'll still have to come back to canada/usa to give tests and stuff. It will probably take another 1-2ish years. But good luck to all first year students, i hope you are survive! Just stick with it and don't give up.The power of imagination makes us infiniteOctober 6th, 2008, 12:26 AM #38
life sucks and then you die...........................October 6th, 2008, 12:27 AM #39
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lolz @ taimur. come on, it's not that bad.
tbh, i'm pretty excited about pak. anything for the mangoes!October 6th, 2008, 11:38 PM #40
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