I think this is highly unlikely and almost unheard of around here that someone from europe or something in 3rd year would transfer to Pakistan!! Even in USA, transfering between med schools is very rare
Thanks for taking your time to comment! I understand about class sizes..Transferring to Shifa is getting harder now, if not next to impossible because they already have the maximum class size possible. If by any chance a seat should open up, still there's no room for transfers because that seat will be given to people who will end up failing a year and repeating an entire course year.
Transferring from European medical school should work in much the same way; it's more dependant on whether or not there is room rather than recognition, though I'm sure European medical schools are recognized by PMDC. The real question is why in the world you would want to transfer from a European medical school to a Pakistani one?
Thanks for your reply.Pakistani medical schools have a curriculum different than almost all other medical schools throughout the world, therefore they probably refuse to acredit any school without either an identical or at least similar curriculum.
That's just a guess on my part, though it may also be because many foreign countries don't recognize Pakistani medical schools and therefore PMDC feels it should be a two-way street.
For example in Charles University in Prague, they have a end of year exams, where you have to take Anatomy and Histology Final exams in one year, at the end.Majid,
You're right! What I meant to focus on was mostly their totally different testing schedule. Grading and exams here are what is totally unique to pakistan. I have yet to hear of any school outside of Pak/India that requires you take an end of year exam covering everything in the course from January to November. I think it's for this reason that there's no proper conversion and acceptance set up, whether you want to go from Europe to Pakistan, or vice versa.
Though the other reason, about PMDC, is still pretty popular with me. That's just how they are. Totally unreasonable.