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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 …

The Largely Ignored Third Gender: Issues Faced by Hermaphrodites in Pakistan

January 31, 2016 – 4:58 PM | One Comment

It is a fact that every person living in the world is considered a human no matter male or female, on the basis of which every person qualifies to enjoy all the human rights such …

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 …

Obesity: Insight into Problems with Reproduction and Beyond

August 30, 2014 – 11:05 PM |

Reproduction, the enigma and mystery of human race, bears the burden of increased weight like all other system but this is more significant for us as it directly has on adverse effect on the future generations. Obesity which …

Dealing with Difficult Students: A Psychological Approach

June 30, 2014 – 6:58 PM |

Introduction/ Scenario
The scenario that instigated me to reflect on was when I was observing my preceptor during her session with the graduate students. It was a four hours session and I noticed that one of …

In Perspective: Challenges and Solutions Concerning Medical Education in Pakistan

September 30, 2013 – 11:24 PM |

Nobility, compassion, sympathy, communication skills and bedside manner, all qualities symbolizing a doctor in that crisp white coat, have been an inspiration for a long time, for a number of students  who are in the …

Pursuing Medicine in Pakistan: Challenges and Opportunities

September 11, 2013 – 7:10 PM |

We live in Pakistani Society. This is a very complicated term or perhaps this society is formed by a variety of highly-opinionated people. When it comes to science, they regard it as highly prestigious. And, …

Medical Education in Pakistan: A Need for Change?

September 7, 2013 – 10:29 PM |

Medical education is education related to the practice of being a medical practitioner, either the initial training to become a doctor (i.e., medical school and internship), additional training thereafter (e.g., residency and fellowship), or physician …

Medical Practice Variations – Evidence-based Solutions Pertaining to Public Health

September 3, 2013 – 8:49 PM |

Importance: Medical Practice Variation (MPV) refers to dispersion in practices of physicians in terms of hospitalizations, prescriptions, diagnostic procedures and medical-surgical interventions. There are several types of MPV: regional variations, small area variations, public and …

Corruption in Health Sector of Pakistan: An Emerging Issue

September 2, 2013 – 11:34 PM |

Today, Pakistan is counted as the most under-supplied nation among developing countries. The crisis in supplies of basic needs is increasing day by day. We as a resident of Pakistan, often familiar with the word …

Medical Education: Current Issues and Solutions

August 31, 2013 – 11:44 PM | One Comment

The education system of Pakistan is far from perfect. The students get admitted to medical colleges after a nerve wrecking competition only to be entangled in an interconnected web of problems,where one issue triggers another …

Social Health Insurance – Solution to the Healthcare Financing in Pakistan and Developing Countries

August 29, 2013 – 10:46 PM |

Background: Social health insurance (SHI) is one of the key methods of healthcare financing. Many countries have attained the goal of universal health coverage by implementing this method. Numerous developing countries are presently working towards extending …

Sheesha Smoking – The Overlooked Health Hazards

August 15, 2013 – 10:38 PM |

Sheesha smoking is increasing day by day among university students of Pakistan. Even school-going boys and girls are becoming addicted to it. Smoking sheesha is more of a fashion symbol these days. Mind you my …