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- January 31st, 2009, 12:17 PM #1
decision making? (How did you decide to go to Pakistani medical schools)
Its often very hard to decide your future career. How did you decide/realize that you truly want to be a doctor? Also, its often very hard to live far away from your family if you study in Pakistan as a foreign student. How did you, especially the girls convince ur parents(agghhmothers -_-) to let study so far away?
As for me, I was seriously thinking about going to pakistan for medical school last year. However, when I mentioned the idea to my mother she started sobbing. She clearly did not want me to study in Pakistan. My dad loved the idea, because it would give him a reason to move back to Pakistan for good! So I kind of gave up on the idea, because I don't want my whole family to move back because of me and my young sibling wants to study in Canada.
So what do you do when your family is over protective?? I think if I was a ''guy'' I would've gone all alone because for some reason Pakistanis don't care if guys live alone but they seriosly have a problem is girls travel or live alone...ekk
Right now, I decided to go uni here in Canada. Its a really good uni, wordly recognized. However, its really tough. My parents want me to do engineering but i'm not sure if i realli loveee physics and calculus.#sad It sucks to have smart relatives because your parents brag about them all the time. Ohh look your cousin is a doc or ohh look hes an engineer. agghh....i'm so stressed/confused....The power of imagination makes us infiniteFebruary 11th, 2009, 11:50 PM #2
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hey i pretty much have the same problem. Only I am in my third year of uni here in canada but I have no hope of getting into med school...i would suggest to u to go to pak if u really wanna be a doctor. I am even considering of moving there during the summer but still confused since I would have essentially wasted three years. I have my parents full support tho as they really want me to become a doctor (like all the paki parents hehe).
What do other people suggest? do u think its a good idea for me to do medicine from there at this point? or shud I just stay here and try my luck?February 12th, 2009, 05:33 AM #3
It's never too late to follow your dreams. Don't worry what others will say or what others will think. It's going to be you who will be waking up every morning to go to work. Make sure you make the right choice right now about what kind of work that is while you still have the opportunity to do what you really want.
On the other hand, if you think that just because you make a dramatic change by going from Canada to Pakistan that your study skills or the type of student you are will dramatically change also, that's unrealistic. If you are just trying to escape a bad transcript then Pakistan isn't the solution.
Some things to think about...February 15th, 2009, 10:51 AM #4
i was talking to medical school students here and most of them got in with an 86% which is really hard to get in university..in addition, medical schools look for extracurricular activities such as sports and volunteering..they consider your personality and they also look at your life experiences..Alot of people don't get in after going their bachelors so do their masters and re-apply each year..I know someone who got in after trying for 5-6 years. She also went to Africa and did some volunteer work. I think getting into medical school in Canada isn't impossible but its very challenging..Also, it takes a very long time..theres no guarantee that u will get in after doing ur bachelors..
I think you should give you Mcat and try applying to med schools here. Did you consider the caribeans? Also, there are plenty of private medical schools in USA..they charge big money but i know alot of ppl who go there as international students...You should also consider europe..Alot of good schools there.. However, they take ALOT of money from you. One of my friends is studying there as an international student and she has to pay like $50 000 per year. If you can afford it and ur parents let u go there then go ahead. But a good choice is pakistan because its ur mother land, ur culture, ur ppl, u prbably have relatives there....if you really really want to be a doctor then go there and become one...if u get in then inshallah u will become a doc in 5 yrs.... as for me....i don't realli know what to do...i have been doing some work lately in the emergency department at my local hospital...i have seen the sadest/scariest/shocking cases ever...i don't really know if i want to be surrounded by sick people all the time...i am so confused...so for now i am just going to lock myself up in a room...study study studyyy and try my luck with engineering... only drawback is that the faculty is 88% male...agghh...
anyways good luck with wut u doThe power of imagination makes us infinite
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