Welcome to College Confidential!

The leading college-bound community on the web

Sign Up For Free

Join for FREE, and start talking with other members, weighing in on community discussions, and more.

Also, by registering and logging in you'll see fewer ads and pesky welcome messages (like this one!)

As a CC member, you can:

  • Reply to threads, and start your own.
  • Post reviews of your campus visits.
  • Find hundreds of pages of informative articles.
  • Search from over 3 million scholarships.

King Edward Medical College

ghostfacekillerghostfacekiller Registered User Posts: 93 Junior Member
edited October 2010 in Foreign Medical Education
So who is applying there its the top government medical school in Pakistan and its only 5 year is anyone trying???????????
Post edited by ghostfacekiller on

Replies to: King Edward Medical College

  • cooldude89cooldude89 Registered User Posts: 41 New Member
    possibly because i am forced to. I am running out of choices. So i will see u their man i guess.
  • kunfuzed101kunfuzed101 Registered User Posts: 761 Member
    The professors at K.E. suck....you practically have to teach yourself unless your dad has some military affiliation i.e. general, then most likely you can pass the exam through bribes. The whole medical system in p.k. is a piece of unethical s*** especially if you are a foreign student. I'd say 70 % of students in p.k. medical schools are there because A. they have been forced or B. they just want the title M.B.B.S. and can give a rats ass of saving someones life. If your focused on the extrinsic awards of becoming a doctor...you'll be disappointed.
  • collegefreak89collegefreak89 Registered User Posts: 159 Junior Member
    hey kunfuzed101 are ur currently a student at K.E? if yes u are can u send me ur aim or email so i can talk to u?
  • kunfuzed101kunfuzed101 Registered User Posts: 761 Member
    Went to K.E. last year 2006. (First year)...also have 2 cousins in their final year at K.E....why???? Left because of distaste for the Paki educational system! If you need additional info, send a private message to me and I'll get back to you as soon as possible. If I were you...I'd go to Dow Medical in Sindh instead!
  • kunfuzed101kunfuzed101 Registered User Posts: 761 Member
    1. K.E. is located near the Anar Kali area of Lahore...the location is TERRIBLE.

    2. The professor's hardly help you there.

    3. The textbook quality is HORRIBLE.

    If you went to a high school in the U.S., you will apply as a foreign student. Note, these foreign seats are extremely competitive, therefore if you by any chance made a B in Physic's, Math, Biology or Chemistry in high school, then you have a very limited chance of getting in. Although on the application form you do have a say in picking what medical school in PK you want to attend, in the end the economic affairs division will ultimately decide where you will go. K.E. is govt. run therefore it has a different application policy than Aga Khan. K.E. is 10,000 dollars per year and you have to pay this up front...no financial aid for foreign students is available in Pakistan. A source tells me that Aga Khan is 25,000 dollars a year but you will need to verify this. If you do intend to apply, I believe admissions start in September or something. You will have to submit copies of your high school transcript where it should be sent to the IBCC (inter board committee of Pakistan) however you do have the option of applying through the Pakistani embassy or consulate here in the united states. Note once again all your grades will be deducted 20%! Therefore your A will become a B and so forth. The duration is five years, and each year you have to pass your finals to proceed to the next year. I left, because the system was unethical. Unless your parents had a military affiliation then your professor would pass you without you even taking the exam, other wise busting your ass will hopefully fair you well. Welcome to the world of CORRUPTION!!!!!! Also applying as a foreign student will not increase your chances. However if you do not get in to a Govt. medical school, Private medical school (certified by WHO) is always an option but very expensive!
  • waleedk87waleedk87 Registered User Posts: 888 Member
    could u tell us about some good private schools?
  • kunfuzed101kunfuzed101 Registered User Posts: 761 Member
    Go to www.pmdc.org.pk/list_colleges.htm for a list of CERTIFIED PAKISTANI PRIVATE AND GOVERNMENT MEDICAL COLLEGES. Be aware that some colleges that are not certified by the Pakistani Medical and Dental Council are actively running in Pakistan....which is illegal!
  • waleedk87waleedk87 Registered User Posts: 888 Member
    thanks konfuzed... i visited KEMC and let me tell you that I hated the place. You will be surrounded by people who arent smart and i really cant imagine anyone from the us fitting in (because of the cultural gap).
  • KemcolianKemcolian Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
    Well, the best Pakistani Medical School is King Edward Medical University. You can visit the following links to get more info
  • FrizzledFrizzled Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
    King Edward is the best in Pakistan. if it isnt good then we hv got no choice. Can anybody tell me if KE has a uniform???
  • Doctor0421Doctor0421 Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
    Hey Guys!
    I was also planning on applying to King Edwards Medical College as a Foreign student. But I am not sure if I should do medical in Pakistan or just do it here in America which will take way longer! So you guys wanna help me out here? I would really appreciate it!
  • Doctor0421Doctor0421 Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
    So Cooldude89 are you attending King Edwards now? If yes then how did you do it and what is it like?
  • menahilfatimamenahilfatima Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
    Hi, I'm currently a US high school student. I gotta say, your post scared me! I'm planning on pursuing a career in Dentistry and was wondering about the admission process for Foreign students to any college in Pakistan. Do you mind explaining it? My GPA is also a 2.8 currently, but I take a of of AP classes. What luck do I have?
  • MrTongMrTong Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
    Same, I am a U.S high student, I have a 4.0 GPA, and a pretty solid transcript. My dad said KEMU was a great school because he has a friend who was born in Saudi, studied at KEMU, and still got a great job in the U.S as a gen. Physician. What should I do?
  • WayOutWestMomWayOutWestMom Registered User Posts: 10,184 Senior Member

    Rule of Thumb--attend medical school in the country you want to practice medicine in.

    It's difficult for IMGs to find residency positions in the US. 30 years ago (heck, even 10 years ago) the situation was different. But US medical schools (both allopathic & osteopathic) have tremendously expanded their enrollments iand are continuing to expand their enrollments while the number US medical residency positions has not increased. It's expected by 2020, all US residency positions will be filled by US medical grads.

    Fewer than 40% of US citizen IMGs find US residency positions.

    In 2014 (latest data available), only 76 US citizens who attended med school in Pakistan found residency positions; over 220 applied.

    Charting Outcomes in the Match: International Medical Graduates
This discussion has been closed.