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From the Horse’s Mouth: The Trials and Triumphs of IMGs in the U.S.A

April 6, 2016 – 9:35 PM |

“What do you think are the barriers for an international medical graduate coming into your program?”
On my recent trip to the United States, I was fortunate enough to put this question to twenty physicians across …

Importance of Clinical Examination Skills in Paramedical Training

January 31, 2016 – 7:10 PM |

During clinical rounds, medical house officers discuss patients with the consultant. These discussions include patient’s history, their present complaints and supporting labs to reacha specific diagnosis. I found these rounds very knowledgeable because we can …

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 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 …

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 …

Eternity in an Hour: A Doctor’s Mélange of Musings

June 26, 2015 – 8:20 PM |

I was born to doctor parents, in a family that had a multitude of doctors. So ingrained was the profession in our roots, that a typical family outing would comprise a trip to the local …

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 …

Opportunities for Research in Medical School: A Perspective from Pakistan

March 28, 2015 – 10:09 PM |

Fourth-year begins with a hustle and with the excitement that final year is just around the corner. A lot of medical schools offer research programs in  fourth year. The idea is simple: to promote knowledge, …

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 …

Medical Students: Our Journey, Our Battles and Our Rights

November 20, 2014 – 9:04 PM |

Medical students are seen conventionally as nerds and officially accepted as future money makers. It is general concept in society we live that once we have done our MBBS, we are off to make money …

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! …

Checklist to Success: Tick it or Skip it!

November 19, 2014 – 6:56 PM |

We all want success in our field of work, in our walk of life. In Medical Sciences, the fight for success gets pretty brutal because we are continuously pushed, shoved, pulled and sometimes even bitten …