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A Healthy Skepticism: Embracing the Rationale Encompassing Science

August 31, 2015 – 10:01 PM | One Comment

Picture a scientist – doctor, physicist, forensics expert, it doesn’t matter which field. The image that the word ‘scientist’ conjures up in my mind is one of a long hallway, at the end of which …

The Big Leap into Medical School – Advice for Beginners

August 12, 2015 – 10:57 PM |

With the hectic day-to-day routine of medical professionals, doctors and even senior medical students can sometimes forget the disorientation that follows the beginning of medical school. Keeping in mind the expected output from every student …

Understanding Dehydration and its Consequences

August 9, 2015 – 12:56 PM |

Dehydration simply means decrease of water or fluid in the body; it occurs when we use lose more fluid or water than we take daily and our body does not have enough water to carry …

Active Learning and the Need to Equip Medical Students with Cognitive Skills

July 7, 2015 – 9:03 PM |

The analogy – however apt – of the prototype Pakistani student to a clockwork parrot that has been conditioned to give the one ‘correct’ answer to any question has perhaps been overused. Allow me to …

Fighting Flaws in the Current Medical Education System: A Student’s Perspective

June 19, 2015 – 12:34 AM |

As someone, who entered the field of medical education bright-eyed and full of interest in first year, I have since lost much of my enthusiasm and drive over the course of two years. One could …

Reasons Why an Increasing Amount of People Are Getting Regular Hearing Checkups

December 22, 2014 – 12:11 AM |

Today, there are a growing number of people who are making the effort to get their ears checked as well as their hearing tested on a regular basis. This includes regular checkups for both adults and young children. Parents may take their young child in for an ear checkup to make sure that his or her inner ear development is normal.

The Importance of Research Education in Medical School: Filling the Gaps

November 27, 2014 – 2:31 PM |

Most people don’t really understand the importance of research work while studying to become a doctor. Research can really widen the knowledge of a student who is currently studying the same things. The high quality …

Unplucked Weeds: Perceptions about Medicine and Doctors in Pakistani Society

November 21, 2014 – 8:20 PM |

The struggle within the maze starts the very moment when you think of being a part of the medical world! Nothing seems more eventful than this ride alone. It teaches more than what a dozen …

Merits of the Entrance Test Merit System: The Need for Refining and Redefining

November 20, 2014 – 8:32 PM | One Comment

We can imagine the feeling of victory and power when we raise our spirits to compete but when we consider reality, we realize that people struggle more against their rivals to reach the highest standard! …

Pursuing Medical Education: The Tumultous Journey Before, Through and After Medical School

November 13, 2014 – 8:34 PM | 5 Comments

Medical education or more precisely an art of producing a doctor who knows the human body from head to toe; a nurse, who should have the knowledge of every cannula size that’s going to be …

In Perspective: Dilemmas of a Medical Student

November 8, 2014 – 11:36 PM | 2 Comments

Entering a med school is not an easy task. One has to work day in and day out to ace the MCAT exam, and if you think that this is it, I’m afraid you a …

The PMDC Quota Rule: A Boon or a Bane for Pakistan’s Healthcare Future?

November 8, 2014 – 11:05 PM | 2 Comments

Medical journey for female students might get harder after PMDC passed the 50:50 quota of boys to girls ratio in all medical colleges of Pakistan. In the 138th session, PMDC approved this law which will be implemented in admission …

Cash Handling: A Pharmacy Graduate’s Dilemma in Pakistani Tertiary Care Hospitals

November 4, 2014 – 7:39 PM |

Have you ever helped out in a school party or as a proctor in university, worked as a volunteer to handle cash? It can be a headache to collect the accurate amount of money and …