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A Day in the Life of a Third Year Medical Student

July 15, 2017 – 7:15 AM |

I still remember the days when getting into a reputable medical school seemed to me a far-fetched dream only; passing A-level with flying colors, acing the aptitude test and building up the resolve to reach …

On the Road to Healing Hearts and Lives – The Heart-felt Story of a Heart

January 11, 2016 – 8:32 PM |

In certain cases, words cannot be truer than those of Elizabeth Blackwell:
‘The idea of winning a doctor’s degree gradually assumed the aspect of a great moral struggle, and the moral fight possessed immense attraction for …

There is No Elevator to Success, You Have to Take the Stairs

September 23, 2015 – 11:15 PM | One Comment

It is often said that there are no shortcuts to success; shortcuts only make long delays. However, as we enter the medical profession, our whole mindset typically transforms.

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 …

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 …

Coping with being the Ugly Duckling in Medical School: Believe in Yourself!

November 2, 2014 – 10:19 PM |

It is not true to say that every medical student who wants to be a doctor has the inner strength to become one; that is to overcome the obstacles in order to reach this goal. …

An Open Letter to All Medical School Aspirants: What You Need to Know about the Path of Medicine

November 2, 2014 – 7:58 PM |

Each year, medical schools worldwide receive hundreds and thousands of applications. Last year, the Association of American Medical Colleges recorded up to forty eight thousand applicants. From these thousands of applicants, only about forty percent …