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Hello everyone,

I wanted to start a thread for the "oldest" medical school in Pakistan.
I will be posting pictures and details of life for foreigners at KEMU. Any and all input will be appreciated.
 

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well i know only 4 foreign students are selected and a lot is based on the ibcc results although not sure if American have to take the written test for KE or if the accept SAT 2 instead.

Definitely the best public university, although campus sucks
 

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Entrance Test

There is no entrance test for foreign students at KE, just make sure you have taken a year of Physics, Chem, and Biology in College/Uni/High School. The equivalence system for the IBCC is not really geared towards Americans, they will take your letter grades and turn them into a percentage based on a formula that may not necessarily apply to you. Canadian grades usually work
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so can someone tell me the pros and cons for an American students at KE? Moreover, on average how long does one have to study a day and are the classes really tough, why is their such a high drop out rate?

Right what ever u know and everything u know to help me get a good idea of if i would fit in KE!!!!!!!!!
 

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Pics

I am attaching the pictures I promised in the first thread. I will take more pics and add them in the next couple days. The pics are as follows

1.Bawalpur Block (Physiology Department)

2. Jillani (Basketball/Cricket Stadium) With a view of Pataila Block (Admin Block)

3. Destroyed Building on the Mall (main route to KE)

4. Forensic Lecture Theatre

5. Bored Students in Dissection Hall
 

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Woah, these pictures are huge. I think they may not work out well for people on dial-up connections. drbruin06, do you have a way of resizing images before uploading them? If not, let me know and I'll resize them for you.

Thanks a lot though for hooking us up with some pictures. You're a good man, Charlie Brown.
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so can someone tell me the pros and cons for an American students at KE? Moreover, on average how long does one have to study a day and are the classes really tough, why is their such a high drop out rate?

Right what ever u know and everything u know to help me get a good idea of if i would fit in KE!!!!!!!!!
First thing about Pakistan: Its a 3rd world developing underdeveloped country. Broadband is expensive and the bandwidth and quality sucks. Poverty is very high, literacy rate is low and lots of health hazards lurk here and there. Main facilities like electricity and water often dwindle.

In KEMU the methods of teaching and examining are very old. The resources for audio visual aids are limited, but they are improving.

Now if any American still wants to read on, then KEMU gets the top ~200 students from the whole Punjab. So one can expect a sense of real competitiveness. The attached hospital is the best in Punjab in terms of facilites and faculty.

In short the best thing is that Basal level of common sense is very high. But you would find some really weird kids here like me who failed in there professionals...

This is what i can think of right now. Hope this helps.
 

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i heard that the professors hate American students, would that grudge be held against me since i am applying and Inshallah hope to get in. I have a cousin in Alama Iqbal and he says it betters over their. So should i ignore the comments about how they treat Americans at KE or should I got to Alama Iqbal.I definitely want to go somewhere in Lahore, and those are the 2 best in Lahore, so what should I do?
 

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Don't know about any grudge thing. You should question your own self: Are you coming to Pakistan with a notion that medicine and surgery is easy here or is there a genuine reason for it?

Strictly in my opinion: The Pakistani parents residing in America somehow indoctrinate there children that Medicine and surgery is easy or superior in Pakistan, but in reality they do not trust there children with the environment present in American universities and colleges. Now do not hit me (Hides).
 

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You're right about the mentality that it must be easier in Pakistan, but the kids tend to get it on their own just because they live in America. The parents try to convince them otherwise, but they generally don't listen.

I also wouldn't say that american environment or trust really has that much to do with it that parents send their kids to Pakistan for medical school. It does happen, but def a minority.
 

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i heard that the professors hate American students, would that grudge be held against me since i am applying and Inshallah hope to get in. I have a cousin in Alama Iqbal and he says it betters over their. So should i ignore the comments about how they treat Americans at KE or should I got to Alama Iqbal.I definitely want to go somewhere in Lahore, and those are the 2 best in Lahore, so what should I do?
American students are usually scrutinized by professors because some of them refuse to even try and fit in. A lot of them also don't study regularly and end up failing test after test and then getting it together at the very end. Study from the start and they won't show any sort of bias towards you; they'll like you a lot if you actually study everyday.
 

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we'll American students aren't use to all the studying ...so i think that's would be another reason that they would be behind ...
 

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Hi everyone...i am interested in applying to King Edwards Medical University for this coming year... i have been reading this thread and many others, but i'm still really confused about everything. Currently I am living in America and I will be coming to Pakistan this summer. I have completed K-3 in Pakistan and 4-12 (currently i'm in 12th grade) in America. At first, my family and i were going to live in Lahore and i would be in a medical school in Lahore, but my father was offered a job in Saudi Arabia. So, now, my family will be moving to Saudi Arabia and I will be going to Pakistan as I will be done with high school by this June 13th. i will be living in a dorm room.
So this is a list of some of my questions:
How much is the workload(how many hours a day)?
How are the teachers?
What is the grading system? (on avg. how many quizzes/tests per year/semester?)
How are the dorm rooms? (what are the available facilities? ex: internet, bathroom conditions, housekeeping, food, electricitiy, air conditioning, heating, etc.)
How long is the break for Eid-al-Adha? (I want to perform Hajj with my family this year...and i'm wondering how much time i'll have to take off)

Thank you so much for all of your help and i hope you can answer my questions...thanks!

--Mishal
 

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hmm technically, this stuff has been answered in a general sense of med school in Pakistan, but for KE, I'm not exactly sure. To get a rough idea, search the forum but use words like hostel instead of dorm, and you should be able to come up with a lot of info.

Roughly speaking though, if you study about 3 hours a day, you'll do fine. The workload is much more than an american medical school, and it's very easy to fall behind quickly and then fail, and then be known as a bad student, which will further perpetuate your failing.

The teachers are mostly interested in your ability to fit in, in more ways than one. Meaning, you have to fit in religiously, culturally, and academically. Study everyday, don't do anything you don't see anyone else doing, etc etc and the teachers will love you for it. Not following any of these suggestions could land you in a bad spot very easily.

The grading system, eid break, and dorm (hostel) is different at every school, so let's hope some KE people drop by this thread.
 

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thanks for your help...i just have one more question...do you know if the girls there wear shalwar-kameez or pants...i don't know how many clothes to buy...i don't want to buy too many and end up not wearing any of them to school...and my family is conservative so i know i won't be wearing much of those clothes to family gatherings....thanks again for your help!
 
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