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- December 9th, 2006, 07:20 AM #281
Yah I know I so agree with u about the whole uniform thing! My cousin was saying it like it was her goal to wear the saree!! I was like are u kidding me??December 10th, 2006, 04:24 AM #282
lol! why not just get a saree from the bazaar and wear it 24/7..that would also fulfill her goal! quite interesting...this is why sometimes i think its best to go to a college where theres alot of foreigners cuz u'd probably think alike w. them more than the pakistanis.
-i have another ? though, how would u do good on the entrance exam for a college in PK? Although Shifa asks for SAT 2's i dont think all of the colleges require a high score or do they??December 14th, 2006, 07:05 AM #283
Definately Good luck to u guys, and good luck to the coming students...or the student, like me, who are applying in Pakistan. I think now we, or atleast I, see that it's not as easy as we thought getting in!! #yesDecember 14th, 2006, 07:10 AM #284
December 16th, 2006, 02:12 AM #285December 16th, 2006, 04:45 AM #286
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The best thing to do for shifa is start to apply really early. Get your equivalence certificate made asap and apply months before the application deadline. You may also want to look into taking the Shifa entrance exam if your SAT II scores are not above 700 in each subject.December 16th, 2006, 07:00 AM #287
Thanks for all the heads ups! #happy
I thought i had to wait till my high school transcripts, and SAT 2 scores came in order to start applying though?December 16th, 2006, 08:25 AM #288December 18th, 2006, 07:08 AM #289
I really hate it when some people are so discouraging when I tell them I want to go to med school in Pakistan..has anybody dealt with this?? and what do u all say??#confusedDecember 18th, 2006, 07:14 AM #290
I think I can somewhat relate to that. I think alot of the people think that education in Pakistan really sucks, which i completely disagree w/ cuz alot of those kids are realllyy smart. Also, i think many people have this crazy notion that education outside america is horrible which isnt true at all because each year America drops when it comes to education. I dunno how to deal w/ it either..lol but i just dont tell people where i wanna study. #dullDecember 18th, 2006, 07:19 AM #291
I've found that most of the people I meet back in the US who have an opinion on medical education in Pakistan are usually very misinformed about the reality and simply rely on "my family friend's neighbor's pet dog's friend" went to medical school in Pakistan and said it was terrible or something equally outrageous and based more on unreliable sources rather than on research they've done themselves.
I usually just ignore people like that and let them continue to think what they want. Don't let people discourage you from wanting to achieve your goals. You know yourself better than anyone else, and you know what you're capable of doing and what you're willing to sacrifice to fulfill your goals. So yeah, just be polite to others who criticize or question (the sanity of) a Pakistani education and do what you think is best for you.
I think you'd be surprised as to how many Americans who have studied in Pakistan would say they'd do it all over again if they had to choose again. I know I would.December 18th, 2006, 07:47 AM #292
Rehan thanks that makes me feel alot better..becuz ur sooo true everybody that I have talked to has been talking about random people. This one girl I know she went to RMC but it was like 5 years ago and im pretty sure the situation in pakistan then was very diff! People have not even done any research on it...they just assume pakistan is nothing!December 18th, 2006, 08:49 AM #293December 18th, 2006, 03:03 PM #294
Hahaha man people are not smart here, they just memorize everything, and their hard workers who make it to medical school, ie the "cream of the crop". They kill themselves in Fsc or whatever it is they do and they compete against thousands of other students. Out of 150 million people your going to find a few book memorizers for sure.
The only reason Pakistani doctors are good at practicing is they have a ton of patients in the govt. hospitals exhibiting every symptom at any given time, basically teacher talks about a disease and you wander around until you find that patient in the ward its that simple. They have go give annual exams every year and your required to memorize and memorize cuz they can ask you ANYTHING and failing those often means you give it again and study MORE. After 5 years graduation, and then house job a year and then MOST take at least 2 years to complete their USMLE 1 and 2. So after all that time they better know their stuff!!!!
No one comes to Pakistan because the medical education here is good. Its not that great, they dont have any big accomplishments internationally, their over crowded and totally under financed.
If you take a private institution like Aga Khan thats a different level; I'm talking strictly govt colleges where 90% of all foreigners will go to. Foreigners usually come to pakistan because they want to save money, get in touch with their culture and admission is more guaranteed compared to USA.
And if you come straight out of high school to "get it done faster", I think your doing yourself a big harm. In a university you learn a lot about life itself. After that if you cant get into USA med than look into pakistan med. If i then what i know now I wouldn't do it over again. I woulda Aced in my university, done a lot of volunteer work blah blah and got admission into usa and than carribiean afterwards and pak being my last choice. By then i would have done a proper pre med education, been more prepared even if I came to pakistan and have a basic fundamental understanding of education and medical.
Trust me, the amount of work you do in pakistan and all this self study JUST TO PASS would get you straight A's in usa. Volunteering in an american hospital to get new knowledge and resume material all the time would be better than wandering around a paki hospital! ok I'm done!Never let the fear of striking out, keep you from playing the game.December 19th, 2006, 08:27 AM #295
lol wow, 2 compeltely different views...
btw,maik7upurz what about if u were to go into a private college, do u think u're opinion would change?December 19th, 2006, 04:13 PM #296
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For example i heard of someone who topped his medical school examinations quite long time ago, and he became a neurosurgeon, so it's not just memorisation. The talent is there.December 19th, 2006, 04:16 PM #297December 19th, 2006, 05:56 PM #298
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Off topic, I know many people are frustrated about the IBCC chopping off a big percentage of your highschool gpa. I've been keeping in touch with someone who understands the IBCC better than I do and explained to me that they cut off that much from foreign students because one factor is they haven't taken Islamic studies/ Islamiat. Just a suggestion for anyone working on applying to Pakistan med schools, try to take an Islamic study class somewhere. Mosques offer them as well as some Universities. That may help.December 19th, 2006, 09:31 PM #299December 19th, 2006, 10:43 PM #300
How come they only take 10% off from canadians than, do they take islamiyat pak studies? hah. They make you do islamiyat and pak studies in 1st prof of MBBS all over again. They just cut marks off cuz they think its easier in north america to get higher marks and they want your marks to be lower so you cant compete with locals here etc.
Never said talen wasnt in pak, but its much easier to see the success stories than to hear about the 1000's of MBBS graduates who end up in shacks in diff parts of the country just giving injections.Never let the fear of striking out, keep you from playing the game.
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