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    Questions About DIMC

    Hey,
    I am a US citizen applying to DIMC (Dow International Medical College) in this upcoming session. I have a few questions which I hope you guys can answer:

    1. When will the DIMC admission open up for this 2020-2021 session? I am unable to find any information about this.
    2. How well is DIMC regarded internationally?
    3. How are the facilities? Is it clean?
    4. Do they prepare students for the USMLE?

    Appreciate your help! Also, if anyone has a WhatsApp or Facebook group for current or "future" DIMC students, I'd love to join.

    Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joesmith9998 View Post
    Hey,
    I am a US citizen applying to DIMC (Dow International Medical College) in this upcoming session. I have a few questions which I hope you guys can answer:

    1. When will the DIMC admission open up for this 2020-2021 session? I am unable to find any information about this.
    2. How well is DIMC regarded internationally?
    3. How are the facilities? Is it clean?
    4. Do they prepare students for the USMLE?

    Appreciate your help! Also, if anyone has a WhatsApp or Facebook group for current or "future" DIMC students, I'd love to join.

    Thanks.
    Hey,

    Last year I visited AKU, Ziauddin and DIMC to check out their campuses. DIMC was quite clean, but not the best. It gave me a very 'dull' or a 'dead' vibe honestly. After visiting it, I instantly set it as my last option if all goes wrong with other universities. Their facilities are good, they've got a hospital which is also nice and clean. Overall, if I had to rank the three visits I had in order, AKU would take the top spot, Ziauddin second and DIMC third.

    I asked DIMC the same question (when the admissions open), and they can't come up with a definitive answer. Usually, the deadline is around October for the local Dow Medical College, and slightly later for DIMC. I assume things won't change this year.

    In terms of international recognition, it's okay. You will be receiving Dow Medical College's degree (the local one) which is profoundly respected nationally and internationally to some degree. But once again, you are an IMG which puts you at a disadvantage. Especially if you are planning to return to the US for residency. I'm not sure about USMLE preparation unfortunately, but I've heard most of their foreign community hail from the US, so us students will be able to support each other anyways. Also, one thing to consider is that DIMC is not 100% foreign, us foreign students only typically make up around 30% of the total student body, the rest are locals (I'm not sure if this has changed). And plus, I've generally heard not-so-positive comments about the students that go there, they've been called 'weird' etc. But regardless, it is what it is, and you'll get a highly respected degree anyways.

    If you have any WhatsApp group or something with foreign students like us, please let me know, I'd love to join.
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    I just graduated DIMC so if y’all have any questions you can ask me
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    Alsoooo about admissions my brothers trying to apply and so far they haven’t decided when they are going to start because currently dimc classes are all online so they haven’t really decided when and how to start the next session (due to corona etc.) AKU is starting in March and they usually start in dec like DIMC sooo everything’s uncertain right now
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