Medical Students Forums banner
21 - 40 of 55 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
16 Posts
I have a similar problem too. my aggregate is also 87.7 and now that we are down to selecting our preferences I am a little confused about whether to choose AIMC or Nishtar which is in my home town. Especially because I have heard study at Nishtar is better than at AIMC. Also i'd like to add I have no hostel problem. My major concern is the quality of education, the environment and of course the recognition of the college worldwide especially if I want to practice abroad. I'd like the present medical students to have a say in this too considering they are in the situation. So please speak up you guys it'll be great help! :)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
281 Posts
I have a similar problem too. my aggregate is also 87.7 and now that we are down to selecting our preferences I am a little confused about whether to choose AIMC or Nishtar which is in my home town. Especially because I have heard study at Nishtar is better than at AIMC. Also i'd like to add I have no hostel problem. My major concern is the quality of education, the environment and of course the recognition of the college worldwide especially if I want to practice abroad. I'd like the present medical students to have a say in this too considering they are in the situation. So please speak up you guys it'll be great help! :)
Nah I think AIMC is better than Nishtar. AIMC is considered second best after KE in Punjab I think.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
147 Posts
My problem is same is same as that of Arshman1995. I have got an aggregate of 88.6%. My parents are forcing me to study here in pmc. But i wanna go to either KE or AIMC. what do you guys say? :?
honestly , i would say u always follow the order of parents ................................ plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz ur parents is asking 4 ur battenes
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
42 Posts
ok medstudentz has helped me alot in getting into med college. i have around 90% aggregate in uhs. but my family wants me to place RMC as my first preference instead of K.E. beacause its in lahore n none of siblings ever stayed out of town for studies. so my mom doesnt want me to go either, and i dont know what kind of girls hostels are there. and i was ok with choosing RMC if i dont get into army medical college. but now after reading all these posts theres a pinching feeling for not considering K.E. as my top preference. please i need some advice to help me make the right decision given my circummstances. :unsure:does graduating from KE really make a difference when you go for specialisation abroad??
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
84 Posts
ok medstudentz has helped me alot in getting into med college. i have around 90% aggregate in uhs. but my family wants me to place RMC as my first preference instead of K.E. beacause its in lahore n none of siblings ever stayed out of town for studies. so my mom doesnt want me to go either, and i dont know what kind of girls hostels are there. and i was ok with choosing RMC if i dont get into army medical college. but now after reading all these posts theres a pinching feeling for not considering K.E. as my top preference. please i need some advice to help me make the right decision given my circummstances. :unsure:does graduating from KE really make a difference when you go for specialisation abroad??
Graduating from a government medical school only matters within Pakistan. They prefer government graduates over private graduates. Graduating from King Edward is excellent but when you go abroad it will not matter as much as you think it will. What will determine your career is where you do your specialization from!! Do not do it from Pakistan at all.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
281 Posts
ok medstudentz has helped me alot in getting into med college. i have around 90% aggregate in uhs. but my family wants me to place RMC as my first preference instead of K.E. beacause its in lahore n none of siblings ever stayed out of town for studies. so my mom doesnt want me to go either, and i dont know what kind of girls hostels are there. and i was ok with choosing RMC if i dont get into army medical college. but now after reading all these posts theres a pinching feeling for not considering K.E. as my top preference. please i need some advice to help me make the right decision given my circummstances. :unsure:does graduating from KE really make a difference when you go for specialisation abroad??
RMC is good, but KE is better. If you go to England to specialize, they'll recognize your degree as long as you did it from a good college, RMC is considered very good too. However, it would be easier for you to study in England given you studied from KE because it has better facilities and faculties. But yeah, after you've specialized, no one looks at where you did your MBBS from, it's about where you specialized from. The problem with AMC is that you'll have to work in the army for 7 years after MBBS so specializing becomes very hard. But RMC is fine.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
36 Posts
RMC is good, but KE is better. If you go to England to specialize, they'll recognize your degree as long as you did it from a good college, RMC is considered very good too. However, it would be easier for you to study in England given you studied from KE because it has better facilities and faculties. But yeah, after you've specialized, no one looks at where you did your MBBS from, it's about where you specialized from. The problem with AMC is that you'll have to work in the army for 7 years after MBBS so specializing becomes very hard. But RMC is fine.
Is that really a bad thing? There is nothing wrong with working with the army. In fact, you might just do better than your civil colleagues. The army house job is really interesting as well... You get to do all the things in two month periods rather than two 6 month periods. Also, who says that the army doesn't allow you to specialize? What do you think? They have doctors without specialization over there? So yeah... The army also has its merits.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
79 Posts
RMC is good, but KE is better. If you go to England to specialize, they'll recognize your degree as long as you did it from a good college, RMC is considered very good too. However, it would be easier for you to study in England given you studied from KE because it has better facilities and faculties. But yeah, after you've specialized, no one looks at where you did your MBBS from, it's about where you specialized from. The problem with AMC is that you'll have to work in the army for 7 years after MBBS so specializing becomes very hard. But RMC is fine.
Umm heartbreak, one has to serve in the army for 13 years at the minimum after mbbs from amc. But know that this is for army cadets, people who get selected through the army ( a totally different procedure). Nust seats and anyone who gets in through nust does not have to serve the army. That is the reason that nust has aroudn 50 - 60 seats only. The rest 150 are for the army cadets that go on to work in the army. They also receive a monthly stipend of around 14,000 rupees/month while in amc since they are army cadets.

Nust cadets are free to specialize anywhere they want, they are given a choice to join army or do their own thing.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
42 Posts
thankyou all. yes i believe specialisation is more important. and i want to do it from US or UK , havnt thought about that yet. but i read somewhere that after mbbs from a govt. college you have to do one year of house job/internship and two years of residency, that is, stay in pakistan before you can even think of doing fcps. so how can you go abroad after 5-year mbbs?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
343 Posts
thankyou all. yes i believe specialisation is more important. and i want to do it from US or UK , havnt thought about that yet. but i read somewhere that after mbbs from a govt. college you have to do one year of house job/internship and two years of residency, that is, stay in pakistan before you can even think of doing fcps. so how can you go abroad after 5-year mbbs?
to go abroad, you only need your MBBS degree. you will get your degree after the 5 years of med school OR after you complete med school and a 1 year house job.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
281 Posts
Is that really a bad thing? There is nothing wrong with working with the army. In fact, you might just do better than your civil colleagues. The army house job is really interesting as well... You get to do all the things in two month periods rather than two 6 month periods. Also, who says that the army doesn't allow you to specialize? What do you think? They have doctors without specialization over there? So yeah... The army also has its merits.
I would actually love to join the army, but if you want to specialize from abroad and you're in the 13 year agreement with the army, you're gonna have to specialize 13 years after MBBS which is a problem. In fact, my plan is to do something more physical like join red crescent or edhi organizations after MBBS, good thing about that is that you're not obliged to work for 13 years (my mistake), maybe do 3 or 4 and then specialize abroad. And another thing is that I don't necessarily want to work abroad, I'd be happier in Pakistan after specializing abroad.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
35 Posts
Discussion Starter · #35 ·
If somebody with personal experience is reading,is there a difference in the social life in pmc and aimc? Are there any alevel students in pmc? Not to sound like a brat but I'm really concerned about the kind of people I'd meet. :p If I'm going to spend five years of my life somewhere I want to know what I'm signing up for.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
440 Posts
If somebody with personal experience is reading,is there a difference in the social life in pmc and aimc? Are there any alevel students in pmc? Not to sound like a brat but I'm really concerned about the kind of people I'd meet. :p If I'm going to spend five years of my life somewhere I want to know what I'm signing up for.
I have no experience in regard to this.But one thing is sure that you will get variety of people with varying degree of nature .So this is a common thing you will find everywhere.Prefer your home town first.And remember there is always a difference between hostel and home.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
42 Posts
to go abroad, you only need your MBBS degree. you will get your degree after the 5 years of med school OR after you complete med school and a 1 year house job.
but the punjab government forces you to do your residency in pakistan aftr doing mbbs . you have to sign some kind of bond to serve in a govt hospital for three years after 5years of mbbs. am i right? can somebody clarify?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
35 Posts
Discussion Starter · #38 ·
but the punjab government forces you to do your residency in pakistan aftr doing mbbs . you have to sign some kind of bond to serve in a govt hospital for three years after 5years of mbbs. am i right? can somebody clarify?
No they don't. In fact, if you have a visa for say USA, you can just move abroad right after your five years.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
296 Posts
but the punjab government forces you to do your residency in pakistan aftr doing mbbs . you have to sign some kind of bond to serve in a govt hospital for three years after 5years of mbbs. am i right? can somebody clarify?
Frankly, I'm not quite sure about it, but this is definitely the first time I'm hearing this. Though I'll get a clarification and get back to you. :)
 
21 - 40 of 55 Posts
Top