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- October 6th, 2006, 12:26 AM #241
oh yah my cousin is now thinking about to going to med school in Pakistan I don't think he'd ever be able to adjust to pakistan...don't really know why he wants to go it was a sudden plan he has a 2.5 gpa and 80's in his bio,chem abd phy classes any one know what his chance are??? or will he most proble not get in??October 6th, 2006, 03:44 AM #242
The competition for pakistani med schools is fierce, to say the least. More and more foreigners are applying every year as well.
With a 2.5 GPA he'd probably face some pretty hard competition, especially since the Equivalence Certificate from IBCC would probably have the most weight for government medical colleges and is based solely on your High School GPA. His chances at a private medical college in Pakistan would be better, since they also look at SAT II scores in Bio/Chem/Phys, but again, the high school GPA would still play an important role as well as the Equivalence Certificate.October 6th, 2006, 05:17 PM #243
Hey Rehan (or anyone else who is in a pak. med. school) how was the transition from the states to pak. your first year or even your first 6 months? Also how intense is it going from high school to Med school !?October 6th, 2006, 07:49 PM #244
Thats true! People really need to stop sayin and thinkning the admission into a med school in Pakistan is a breeze...I mean think its almost more competitive applyin to Pakistan cuz ur competing on an INternational level! People are always like u can get into anywere if ur willin to give a lot $$$$$$! kind wish that was true I would give any amount of money to get into allam iqbal well i mean my parents same diff...but im sure there r strings you can pull and i have next till year june to figure it out!October 6th, 2006, 07:58 PM #245
Going from high school to Med school I think is bad idea for most people. I don't think that they're as mature as they would be had they gone to a university or somewhere for higher education before going to med school. There are certain things you learn at a universtiy or college from living alone and being away from home that will only help prepare you for moving all the way across the world for a period of 6 months to a year at a time.October 7th, 2006, 02:40 AM #246
ok thats really good that the transition is not that bad, because I haven't been to pakistan in a few years, and I have a house over there in karachi so I wont have to live on the DMC campus, and I guess your right about not being mature enough to go right to med. school thats why Im at a university right now. thanksOctober 7th, 2006, 03:20 AM #247October 7th, 2006, 09:52 AM #248
well do you ever regret not staying in the us and maybe going to med school over there? because I'm at the point in my life that I have to make the biggest decision.. do I try and get into med. school in the states or go to a totally new world and try over there its a huge decision!
Last edited by MastahRiz; October 7th, 2006 at 10:17 AM.October 7th, 2006, 10:17 AM #249
There are quite a few pros and cons of going to med school, no matter which place you end up picking. In the US, the best thing about graduating from an American med school is that you have a much higher chance of ending up in the field of your choice directly after graduation.
IMG (international medical graduates) have a much harder time actually getting the field they want, as there are considerably less spots available for them. This doesn't mean that they won't end up in a residency program at all. Most can easily make their way into Internal Medicine, and then go from there into a fellowship program of their choice (3 years later).
As for the rest of the list of pros/cons though, I'd say that going abroad definitely comes out on top. First of all, there's no pre-med requirement and so you're done in five years flat. You're exposed to a never ending cesspool of clinical conditions which you'd fail to see in a country like the US and therefore, I personally think you come out of it at the end as a much more experienced and overall better doctor.
People from Pakistan always go to do their electives in places like UK, US, Canada, etc, because those are the places they want to end up working and therefore try to make contacts there. But if you look at where the US/UK students go, you'll see that many of them go to places like Pakistan, just because of the experience they'll get.
There are some other threads spread out in the forum of the benefits of studying abroad and you should definitely look them up, but just know that it's not a life threating shock to move out to Pakistan for a few years.
Everything is available here and though it is a completely different country which can create trouble for you at times, you'll only be a better person at the end of it by having endured everything that you will.October 7th, 2006, 07:48 PM #250
thanks for clearing that up it really helped, I'm pretty lucky to have found this website.October 17th, 2006, 06:08 PM #251
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The more Pakistani-ish you look, the less trouble you will have here, thats the first rule, specially for females. For guys, if you dont have a dark tan, get one before coming here.October 22nd, 2006, 04:00 PM #253
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What do u mean by the more pakish a girl looks the less trouble u get? what kind of problems do girls get in pakistan. please elaborate..October 24th, 2006, 12:40 AM #254
could anyone currently in med school let me know, when exactly do medical students start using stethoscopes? thnksT. AwanOctober 24th, 2006, 01:23 AM #255October 24th, 2006, 08:32 AM #256
Other than that, I find as the years go by the girls get more bolder because of their "seniority" but any "feministic free female" from the west will definetly find it hard to breath unless your used to very very strict parents then you'll have no problem. I find most girls that come here are of that type anyway. Occasionally the paki girls who went to prom or homecoming, that type comes along once in a while im sure its hard for them in a govt college but if they go to shifa or aga khan its not a problem I would imagine.October 25th, 2006, 07:56 PM #257
Maik7upurz I totally agree with u about dressing in Pakistan for girls. Thats what my cousin says too that u have to be careful how u dress cuz if lke a pakistani girl wears jeans its cool but if an american girl wears jeans its lke oh she's american thats why she's dresse lke that and girls you will get a lot of attention the ur most likely not looking for. ughhhh...there is way too much drama in Pakistan!!#eek They need to stop acting so complexxed...seriously!!November 4th, 2006, 01:44 PM #258November 29th, 2006, 07:59 AM #259
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Does any one know if there is an entrance exam for foreign students that want to attend the following colleges:
1. karachi medical college
2. dow medical college
3. sindh medical college
Also, does anyone know when classes start for each of these colleges????
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