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    Shifa 2016 Interview

    Hey ... i thought i would make this thread so that we could have a place to discuss the interview and also mention your aggregates so we can get an idea of what the range is
    Mines 64.2

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    My interviews on the 28th .. And i read somewhere that you get your interview date with respect to the date you registered for the test .. And i registered on the last day :p hence my interview is on the last day

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    My interviews on the 28th .. And i read somewhere that you get your interview date with respect to the date you registered for the test .. And i registered on the last day :p hence my interview is on the last day
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    Mine is on 26. Aggregate : 65.25.
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    Interview date is according to the roll numbers. It's obvious from the list...
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    Mine's on the 26th. 65.3
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    If anyone knows some sample questions please do post them here so that we can all benefit from them. Mine is on 24th Monday in sha Allah
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    i meant k interview dates arent given according to aggregate ^.^
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    Hi. I got the interview call. I scored 351/480 in the test and My o levels equivalence is 804/900 and A levels equivalence is 985/1100. What would my aggregate be? Also, if anyone knows any already enrolled students, have you asked them about the questions asked and how to dress for the interview? Also, are we going to receive some sort of letter where we have to jot down our accomplishments like with the aku procedure?

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    btw mine is on the 27th
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    Quote Originally Posted by fmwaz View Post
    Hi. I got the interview call. I scored 351/480 in the test and My o levels equivalence is 804/900 and A levels equivalence is 985/1100. What would my aggregate be? Also, if anyone knows any already enrolled students, have you asked them about the questions asked and how to dress for the interview? Also, are we going to receive some sort of letter where we have to jot down our accomplishments like with the aku procedure?

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    btw mine is on the 28th as well
    Your aggregate is 72.12 out of 87.5.
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    thanks! What's the formula you used?
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    Your aggregate is 72.12 out of 87.5.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fmwaz View Post
    Hi. I got the interview call. I scored 351/480 in the test and My o levels equivalence is 804/900 and A levels equivalence is 985/1100. What would my aggregate be? Also, if anyone knows any already enrolled students, have you asked them about the questions asked and how to dress for the interview? Also, are we going to receive some sort of letter where we have to jot down our accomplishments like with the aku procedure?

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    btw mine is on the 27th
    Did you check your email? Shifa sent the format and sample question for the interview. And I don't think there's any specific dress code, just formal. Your aggregate is really good btw, you'll get in easily. Is Shifa your first preference?
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    If I don't get into AKU or any good college through UHS (preferably within Lahore, Rawalpindi or Multan), then Shifa is my next preference.
    And, yeah I checked the email. It says it's going to be on the MMI format which is known to be a bit trickier than the usual one-on-ones so I figured might as well ask around for more insight.
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    Did you check your email? Shifa sent the format and sample question for the interview. And I don't think there's any specific dress code, just formal. Your aggregate is really good btw, you'll get in easily. Is Shifa your first preference?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fahadrehman View Post
    If anyone knows some sample questions please do post them here so that we can all benefit from them. Mine is on 24th Monday in sha Allah
    What's your aggregate?
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    Quote Originally Posted by medstudent-12 View Post
    What's your aggregate?
    Br it tantamounts to 73.3% if I am correct. Don't worry brothers and sisters, Allah will select that which is best for us, even if it means not getting selected in shifa.
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    Guys,How are you all preparing yourself for the interview ?
    I mean is there any sort of material over the net that helps us with sample scenarios or something that at least helps us prepare our minds to the sort of things that could be asked to us ... So that when we go for an interview and they throw up with something really confusing at least if we prepare for some confusing stuff beforehand,We'll be able to speak something at that time,I beleive ... So anyone ?
    Btw my interview is on the 25th ..
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    Quote Originally Posted by mehreen mazhar View Post
    Guys,How are you all preparing yourself for the interview ?
    I mean is there any sort of material over the net that helps us with sample scenarios or something that at least helps us prepare our minds to the sort of things that could be asked to us ... So that when we go for an interview and they throw up with something really confusing at least if we prepare for some confusing stuff beforehand,We'll be able to speak something at that time,I beleive ... So anyone ?
    Btw my interview is on the 25th ..
    You can try watching some sample medical college interview videos on youtube. Plus here are some questions from senior students:
    1. If a couple comes to you speaking a foreign language, how will you communicate with them and draw up a diagnosis?
    2. If you have a youger sister who uses excessive internet during her study hours how will you convince her not to?
    3. How will you spread awareness about a prevalent disease in a rural area?
    4. Your car is stuck between 2 other cars, will you break the window of one of the cars, release the handbrake and push the obstructing car away, or will you wait for it's rightful owner to arrive?
    So i hope these questions provide a framework to you to work around with, amongst other common questions like , purpose of becoming a doctor, why shifa, strengths and weaknesses, hobbies and extra curricular activities etc etc. The intriewer will also try to persuade you to opt for an unethical answer, but stick to the ethics. Source: senior shifa students
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    I am having interview on 24th October and calculated merit is 66.38.
    Would someone just give brief details about MMI? Like do they really ask us dilemmas of medicine or just daily life problems? Plus guide me about dressing, language format and the actual interview format.
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    Quote Originally Posted by samboy1231 View Post
    I am having interview on 24th October and calculated merit is 66.38.
    Would someone just give brief details about MMI? Like do they really ask us dilemmas of medicine or just daily life problems? Plus guide me about dressing, language format and the actual interview format.
    Basically, you'll probably go about 7 stations, each 4 to 5 minutes in duration.
    From those stations there will be 2 rest stations so that you can calm your nerves. They will probably give you pamphlets on which scenarios are written, and after reading them you'll have to respond accordingly. Other than that, dress formally, and the questions will in sha Allah be of normal difficulty, not way beyond our level. Language format is English, unless the interviewer talks to you in Urdu. Don't take my word on it but this is what I know
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    Some scenarios from two years ago

    1. It is mandatory for all students to wear white coats during lectures. During summer months, due to humidity, it is uncomfortable to wear white coats. In this scenario you will play the role of a student trying to convince the administration (your interviewer) to have the rule revoked.


    2.A celebrity has come for treatment at the hospital you work at (as a doctor). A friend who works with you at the hospital asks you to treat the celebrity before any of your other patients who have been waiting longer. What will you do.

    3. The students of the college want a dorm room where they can relax. The school is refusing to do so. Play the part of a student trying to convince the administration to change their minds.

    4. At on station they may ask your views on abortion/death penalty. have an answer ready

    5. They will ask why you want to become a doctor (very original I know). But again have an answer prepared

    6. Government hospitals are having an issue with people visiting the doctor for extremely minor issue. In order to combat this they are now charging 20Rs per appointment. what are tour views on this and do you believe this is justified.

    7. A car company is designing a new car to sell exclusively in Pakistan. They are yet to decide on either to design a totally new car or just a superficially adjusted car of a model they sell in a different region of the world. What do you believe is a better choice.

    8. interviewer may ask about MCAT scores, A and O level results. Extracurriculars etc.

    An important point to remember is that in one or two stations the interviewer may seem mean and hostile. Don't worry its not because of your answers or because they don't like you. Don't let them knock your confidence or cause you to change your answer under pressure.
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    Tomorrow is the start of interview eek! Good luck to everyone!

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    thank you ... real helpful stuff!
    Quote Originally Posted by fahadrehman View Post
    You can try watching some sample medical college interview videos on youtube. Plus here are some questions from senior students:
    1. If a couple comes to you speaking a foreign language, how will you communicate with them and draw up a diagnosis?
    2. If you have a youger sister who uses excessive internet during her study hours how will you convince her not to?
    3. How will you spread awareness about a prevalent disease in a rural area?
    4. Your car is stuck between 2 other cars, will you break the window of one of the cars, release the handbrake and push the obstructing car away, or will you wait for it's rightful owner to arrive?
    So i hope these questions provide a framework to you to work around with, amongst other common questions like , purpose of becoming a doctor, why shifa, strengths and weaknesses, hobbies and extra curricular activities etc etc. The intriewer will also try to persuade you to opt for an unethical answer, but stick to the ethics. Source: senior shifa students
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    Questions about abortion , abortion on a raped woman , euthanasia are quite common
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    Good luck to everyone for tomorrow's interview. I will surely give feedback after giving interview.
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