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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...
 

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Hey I'm in 11th grade too, and graduating this year! I want to try to get into a med school in Pakistan, and I have the same question as Sadaf if anyone could please reply soon! I'm planning on taking an Anatomy/Physiology course at a local college. For the entry exam, what subject is good to review, etc?
 

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hi guys,
ive been so busy lately with school activities and way too many classes this semester.

A way to prepare?
Well Ive found it useful to buy those Kaplan MCAT booklets at barnes and nobles. I study a question per day. It is very helpful. Try a problem a day and also register for the Kaplan MCAT Class your sophmore year of college before you take your MCATS your Junior year.
Its hard, since classes get in the way, i know...but try it, it will be very helpful and make it easier for you in the long run.

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ps: also make use of the free resources offered; like your professors office hours, and tutors in the learning centers. that is what they are there for. to help you!!! :)
 

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im in yr 12 my self and have JUST found out bout the demands of medicine...the main u have to have is a soicial life. For example, ur bst off sitting in a surgery or helping in an old peoples home or something like that-u have to show how keen u are. i asked my careers adviser and she said u cant jst go in a uni and say, "i have my grades-can i get in", coz everyone who applies will have the same grades-u have to b different...u have the time now....DO SOMETHING....ur not going to have too much time in ur a levels to do something....it'll b too late...try to find a work placement somewhere...GOOD LUCK!!!
 

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grades aren't enuf...u need experience and LOTS OF IT!!!! im in my first year of sixth form and an anotha yr left so i've been reading up about it aswell...u need to show that u have a social life and that ur not a bookworm...u need to show that u can hanlde the workload and that u are well organised and get on with ALL SORTS OF PEOPLE...afterall...all of ur pateints are gonna be from all walks of life too..

GOOD LUCK!!!
 

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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.
 

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gosh...u make it sound so simple....but thanks....coz ive read about the entry tests for aga khan and other unis' in karachi....but they dont ACTUALLY specify what the test includes....NOW I kinda KNOW WOT TO EXPECT!#wink
 

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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.
be careful about this...it varies for different schools. The competition is increasing every year and many schools actually depend on your scores. Don't go into the entrance test with the mindset that it isn't important. For more info about entrance tests and find out how others are studying read the following thread: http://medstudentz.com/pakistan-medical-schools/280-any1-going-apply-mbbs-year-2007-a.html

entering on a local seat is a lot cheaper than paying foreign fees. but just a warning...if the local students find out that you took a local seat they may hold it against you

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.
Different schools follow different books. make sure to ask other students which books they're reading from (although be careful in that they might not always be willing to tell you the truth).
 

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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.
I am sorry if I sound stupid but how do you go about changing ur status from a foreign student to a local? do you take the entry test before applying? how does the process work? and arent entry exams required only for private schools?
 

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awaiseali is an idiot :) He doesn't really know what he's talking about and was banned from this site a long time ago.

Oh okay. I did hear something about giving the entrance exam if IBCC doesnt give you the marks that you want but I didn't know if it was true.
 

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will IBCC give u a score for pre-med if you haven't taken physics 12. Do we simply attach our university transcript? Do they look for any other physics course[in uni transcript] or do they look for a a course which is equivalent to grade 12 physics.
 

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For the medical colleges that require either SAT II scores or IBBC equivalence, if you get accepted based on your SAT II scores, do you still need to get the equivalence?
 

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Rizwan is right -- you need an IBCC Equivalence Certificate to get into any medical college in Pakistan if you have a foreign transcript.

People, please read the FAQs first! :)
 

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thanks for the reply. I have another question. I live in BC,Canada and it is the only province which requires students to take provincial exams. All other provinces, such as Ontario do not require their students to take a provincial exams, they simply have finals given by their school.

So my transcript has two grades for each subject, one which is my final mark including the final given by the school, and then another mark which includes the provincial exam.

When or if I sent my transcript to IBCC will they look at my provincial marks or not? Also, if you apply as an overseas pakistan then do u have to give an enterance exam?
 
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