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Can somebody studying in Shifa College of Medicine tell me that from the graduating classes of Shifa College:

1) How many students were able to get residencies in US?
2) How many students were able to clear all the three steps of USMLE?
 

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Who knows man, this kinda news becomes known after a while when many students do good and get residencies, like aga khan, no one knows exactly wat the individual scores they get are, but I'm sure most of the class takes it, gets good scores, and land good residencies.

Shifa is too new, I'm sure out of the few students of the first graduating class, only a few took the usmle and maybe a few of those got high marks and then we hear about someone from someone else that someone got a residency somewhere else. Who knows! Some even wait a while after graduating before taking it.
 

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yeh ,..but most of the students who graduated in the last 3 years took the exam,.... it's cuz the atmosphere is very MLE/PLAB oriented. we actually have teachers who set us questions keeping that part in mind ,....... i dont think alot of students wait anymore ,...and personally i think you shouldn't,..the more u wait, the more the competition gets tough.
 

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Here's some of the USMLE Step 1 scores that have came in so far from Shifa College of Medicine.

Class of 2003:

99, 99, 99, 97, 92, 80

Class of 2004:

92

Class of 2005:

97, 95, 93, 80, 74

More information about one Shifa graduate's method of preparing for the USMLE and how well he did on it.

We're expecting a few more scores to come in within the end of this month -- I'll update as we get more information.
 
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2 of the '03 graduates started residency in july 06 ... one of em is doing peds in NY and the other is doing IM at UT memphis ... 1 of the '05 grads and 7 from '03 have applied for the '07 match .. out of those going for the '07 match, one of the '03 grads accepted a pre-match in IM at one of the hospitals in NY and is now back in pakistan ... the rest are going to match ...
 

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Sweet! Thanks for the update docsak03 :happy:
 

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here are some of the scores that i know ...

step1/step2 a '-'means that they havent taken an exam yet and '?' means i dont know what they got ...

2003;

99/99 applied to IM
99/98 PGY 1 peds
99/94 applied to IM
99/? applied to IM
97/92 prematch IM
92/83 applied to IM
92/? PGY 1 IM
90/84 ?
80/? applied to IM/Neuro
76/84 applied to IM & FM
75/79 applied to FM
89/- ---------
85/- ---------

2004;
92/- ---------

2005;
95/88 applied to IM
97/- ---------
93/- ---------
 

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How come when I google to find any information on Shifa graduates you never find anything. For example most hospital websites have information on their employees/internships etc and college of graduation. IE for RMC, just type in quotation marks "from rawalpindi medical" and you will find information from a ton of medical graduates. But if you type "from shifa medical" or "from shifa college" basically this site pops up only.
 

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Those things take time to show up on a Google search. You can't just put something online and expect Google to find it right away.

Information on residents of a hospital isn't as widely available as the information on full-time doctors. Residents don't get their own web pages, because there's nothing to write.

I disagree that most hospitals have information for as far as even their interns. They do for the doctors who have finished their residencies.
 

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I thought it was a bit older than that, but you would assume out of the 3 batches there would be a few more doing residensies somewhere, ie uk / usa and some information about it.
 

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!!!!

Damn yo-boy, shifa sucks.
R u serious?? Wait do u go to Shifa or have you just heard this from others? I am interested in applying to shifa next year after I finish highschool but Could you please tell me a little about shifa? How is the overall atmosphere? What is the school like I mean in relation to staff, students, facilities? How hard was it to get in? What is a typical day for you at Shifa??

Btw my name is Tehreem oh n these questions are open to everyone :happy:

Thanks in advance!!#grin
 

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Ah, it kills me to see the 99er's doing internal med, I wish we could get better matches :( I am going there with hopes to get an Ophthalmology residency one day, but it seems so hard now.
 

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It is important to realize the FM and IM are the two of the most popular fields for even American/ Canadian graduates. 40+ percent of Canadian medical graduates apply to family medicine. Ophthalmology is definitely quite a reach. Hope you are willing to put in the summers and winter holidays over the next five years.

I'm currently following a schedule and would suggest all imgs planning on entering into competitive specialities to try do something along the same line. In the first two years, try to get as much research as possible under your belt (1/2 publications would be nice). In the last three years, really try to do as many electives (while studying for exams) as possible. Not many imgs take the time to do this during their studies and it can really set you apart. If you have a different schedule in mind, please feel free to improve upon this one.
 
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