I am currently in 11th grade and want to apply to med-school in Pakistan. Since im graduating in june 2007...i have some time to prepare myself for medschool. I will go to Pakistan right after graduation. Any suggestions on what steps I should take? Or what classes I should take(in 12th grade) that will help me and look good on my diploma. Basically, if there is anyting I can do to increase my chances in getting into med-school in pakistan plz let me know. Also if there any steps i can start taking now for admissions...
seriously, getting into pakistani med school for genuine foreign candidates is simple. even if u flunk the entrance exam, its not really a problem. u will get in on a higher priced seat! if u do well on the entrance exam, then u should not foward ur application as a foriegn student but should apply for a local seat. local seat costs 500 USD per annum, and the foriegn wil cost u 10000 USD per annum, theres quite a difference. try the local seat. now, how to do well in entrance exam.
brush up on your algebra and basic maths. read through your highschool science books. use the net to find out about pak studies n islamiat. depending on which uni u go to, paki studies is included in the entrance exam. it will be mcq format. main thing is not to take the entrance procedure seriously. i know many rich paki kidz who are on mbbs 1st yr programms after achieving below 600 points in fsc. equivalent to ccd in a level in england! pretty low!!!
now u must though b4 going to pakistan read or at leat skim through the following books: bd chaurasia upper limb and lower limb. faiq ahmeds biochemistry. firdauses physiology book.
if u have a grip on these three books b4 u enter the college, n do not get fooled by the over ambitious (basically lying) professors who tell u to read guyton, grays, snell, harper lippincott etc. the end exam will DEFINITELY come from these three books. u may even get the top rank if your rep is good and with the headstart u now have - not kidding.
this has been the guide to entering the pakistani med school system, go for it homez, drop bombz.