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- October 5th, 2008, 05:52 PM #1
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Eh, made a bad, yet irreversible decision
Having live most of my life outside of Pakistan (14 out of the 18 years), I didn't perceive how big of an adjustment this whole moving to pakistan for med school thing would be.
Let me tell you, I went to undergrad over there for 3 weeks and it was literally the best 3 weeks of my life. However, due to financial and other reasons, I decided to come to pakistan. As I got off the airport, I was like ''****, welcome to jail''. Don't get me wrong, I'm living pretty comfortably; however, the homesickness, depression, the extreme humidity that I will go through the next 5 years, I don't think it will be worth it. But, I have made an irreversible decision and I must stick to it.
Given, getting into medical school in USA is tough. However, if you just work hard, start out strong from the beginning, you will inshallah get into med school there. Better yet, you will get into a much better specialty and at the same time, enjoy being close to your family and enjoy living a country where millions of people only wish to come.
So, for all those who are undecided about coming here, think it through. Medical school in Pakistan is not a walk in the park. Furthermore, adjusting to life here will be very tough. I wish I had done undergrad and gone to med school in the U.S. Eh
Feel free to PM me if you have any questions.October 6th, 2008, 12:10 AM #2
woah! thats deep... i feel what you are saying but lemee tell you, the homesickness and stuff will soon pass, cuz med here is wutll kill ya.....
HELP! i got send ups in one week and i got all of:
to cover!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and
3)nerve , muscle\
and all of biochem!!! well wut do u think am i screwed or wut?!!
see wut i mean! med school here is crazy! if this was america i wud know enough to pass but here im gonna flunk it agggggggghhhhhhhhOctober 6th, 2008, 12:26 AM #3
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i went to uni in US for my undergrad, in a small town, no other desis, no muslims, i was a fish outta water; since i wasn't drinking after every major test, didn't fit in anywhere.
i guess everyone has a place they fit in. i'm hoping pak is good for me.
sad for u though, stick it through and make it back, good luck.October 6th, 2008, 12:52 AM #4
You miss out on a lot coming to Pakistan... most the best friends you make in life are in college... I highly doubt I will be in touch with any of the people I have met in Pakistan as compared to the ones I have made in USA. At least in USA if you don't drink you can always find SOME group to relate too... but here if your not totally like them, your not one of them!Never let the fear of striking out, keep you from playing the game.October 6th, 2008, 12:59 AM #5
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i doubt that; maybe i'm just a positive person haha. goal in life: become a surgeon. pak is giving me the chance, i can't talk bad about it. for me, it's not a move to pak, it's a move back home.
also i have friends there, they seem just like the ppl here i hang out with. i guess u have to find the ppl u click with.
but to each his own i suppose, in all sincerity, i hope everyone here finds the perfect place for him/herself to practice medicine.October 6th, 2008, 06:57 AM #6
Not only that, but the enrollment in American med schools is increasing every year. Therefore, the number of slots that will be left for IMG's and FMG's in fields like family med, internal med, and basically all the left over slots, will start to decrease as well. So, one should also worry about applying for residency 6 years from now and having a tough time just matching into family med.October 6th, 2008, 11:53 AM #7
Getting into anything is tough. You see so many people joining college with ambition of graduating, and then they drop out after one semester. Then you see some people who want to do pre-med and end up changing their majors after 1 year. Then some of them make it all the way to the end, get a bad score in the MCAT's and dont even get into medical school. Then there are those who get into medical schools with big dreams of becoming a surgeon or whatever, and end up doing Psychiatry!
So life's tough, don't think ahead of yourself. One day at a time, take what you have and work with it!Never let the fear of striking out, keep you from playing the game.October 6th, 2008, 11:22 PM #8
i got the same problem, the thing is most students in govt colleges are rather a little umm not the kinda guys even the most humble and lovable foreign guy would wanna hang out with.........some of them cant even turn computers on......not to be mean but they are pretty paindoo........
its not that they cant turn computers on its just that they are the total opposite of you............
though of course, some people are pretty cool, but they are numbered...........if u goto a private med college the kids are way cooler, thats cuz u gotta pay more to go to a private med college, so the kids there are mostly from,,,,,,,,
aghhhhh! this is making me sound like an arrogant snob!!!.......but u know wut i mean,,,,,,...........
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