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Kunfuzed101 is here to answer you ?'s about medical school admission in Pakistan.

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  • srkkrazysrkkrazy 1 replies0 postsRegistered User New Member
    Hello everyone:

    I am a U.S. Citizen looking to apply to medical school, specifically, a private medical school in Pakistan. I would like to attend in Lahore, Islamabad, or Faisalabad. I am a High school graduate. What are my best options?

    Thank you for your help.

    Please e-mail your responses to [email protected]
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  • kunfuzed101kunfuzed101 633 replies128 postsRegistered User Member
    Lahore Medical and Dental School
    Fatima Memorial Hospital College of Medicine (Lahore)
    Islamic International Medical College (Islamabad)
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  • MalaikaMalaika 5 replies0 postsRegistered User New Member
    Salamzz..
    I'm currently in US and would like to apply to Pakistan's Medical Colleges, specifically in Lahore. I am from Punjab and was born in Pakistan as well.
    1) Is it possible for me to apply as a local student and not foreign, is there any way i can get around the restriction??
    2) The donations fees for foreign students are extremely high, as well as self-financial for medical colleges, are there any loans/scholarships/government help anything available for help?

    PLEASE do let me know.. i really need help....as my grades are excellent with Gpa of 4.75. pleaseee hellp mee !!
    Thanks...
    Jazakallah
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  • MalaikaMalaika 5 replies0 postsRegistered User New Member
    You have also mentioned above that foreign students do not have to take the entry test for admissions. But if i'm trying to apply to Fatima Jinnah or King Edward, do they require to see my SAT scores or only my high -school performance?
    Thanks once again...
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  • MalaikaMalaika 5 replies0 postsRegistered User New Member
    my question?? :(:( please answer
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  • kunfuzed101kunfuzed101 633 replies128 postsRegistered User Member
    First of all, yes you have to apply as a U.S. national. Im assuming you went to high school here in the U.S. so unfortunately you are subject to apply on the foreign basis. Also, Fatimah Jinnah will look at your SAT score and high school performance if you have not recieved any Bachelors degree from college. Also there are is no "financial assistance" available for foreign students.
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  • ahhzkhanahhzkhan 6 replies0 postsRegistered User New Member
    hi,currently i'm doing A levels and have done senior schooling outside pakistan.my grades are 9AS in all science subjects including GCE O level english,but still I'm a pakistani citizen living abroad with my parents and wants to come back.would I be considered a local or foreign student.I really want to join Dow medical college.what might be my status.
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  • MalaikaMalaika 5 replies0 postsRegistered User New Member
    okzz..
    but we are planning on moving back to Pakistan. Is there anyway i can apply as a local student or am i still considered as a foreigner..
    Once again thankss for alll your help :)
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  • MalaikaMalaika 5 replies0 postsRegistered User New Member
    I'va also heard about some Quota system for foreigner students, what's the deal with that?
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  • ahhzkhanahhzkhan 6 replies0 postsRegistered User New Member
    Can you please send me answer, i really need to know this!!!!!!!!!
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  • ahhzkhanahhzkhan 6 replies0 postsRegistered User New Member
    I mean i REALLLLLY need this info!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  • ahhzkhanahhzkhan 6 replies0 postsRegistered User New Member
    I would reaaly appreciate it.
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  • tangentstangents 161 replies11 postsRegistered User Junior Member
    Quick Question:

    Let's say I'm going into my second year in college in the US and I want to complete the four years, earn my bachler's and then apply for medical school in pakistan. Now, I know that it's normally 5 years but if I did the pre-med requirements here can I skip a year and go straight into the medical stuff as I would in a US med school? Also would they still look at my high school grades even if I graduated from college? Also, do they also want recs, MCAT scores and EC like US school do or is it primarily only based on your grades.

    Last question, although this might subjective, what at the top 5 med schools in pakistan (gov't&private).


    Thanks again!
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  • manutdfan2850manutdfan2850 3 replies0 postsRegistered User New Member
    can anyone who is a current student at Aga Khan or has visited the campus comment on the Hostels where foreign students or students not from karachi live? or even any info about the campus.

    basically i would like to konw how a student that lives overseas will attend aku and live in the hostel. i am a male if that makes any difference.

    the aga khan website is very vague and doesn't have any pictures of the campus at all so any information or pictures anyone can share will be very helpful to me.

    thanks in advance.
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  • HINA ASLAMHINA ASLAM 1 replies0 postsRegistered User New Member
    Can you please tell you what is an associates degree in science from Us equivalent to in any of the Universities in Pakistan. Can i apply into a medical school in Pakistan? My SAT and ACT are not very high.However I have taken enough science courses during my high school year and passed them with an A.What would be my best option?
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  • baibai 3 replies0 postsRegistered User New Member
    If you really want to do med school in Pakistan then all the undergrad degree in the US will do for you is make you better prepared for med school and you'll be way ahead of your class in maturity and approach.
    Other than that, you won't be able to "skip" a year becuase of your degree.
    I know med school in the US is difficult to get in, but if you do an undergrad here, try to do med school in the US. If you can't then Aga Khan would be the best option since you know you'll finish in 5 years. other med schools can take up to 6-7 years depending on the political situation, although lately they've been good about finishing in 6 years.
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  • baibai 3 replies0 postsRegistered User New Member
    ahhgzkhan: answer to your question. Being a Pakistani citizen is not what matters. What matters is your parents/guardiance country of residence.
    So if you want to pay less and be considered a pakistani, you need to show your guardians are in Pakistan. many people have done and have been successful. the moment you say your parents are abroad, you get charged the "foreign" fee. hope this helps.
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  • kunfuzed101kunfuzed101 633 replies128 postsRegistered User Member
    I'm back after a well deserved hiatus. Now to answer your questions:

    ahhgzkhan: if you went to any other school outside of Pakistan you are considered a "foreign student" and will be charged as a foreign student. Unless however, you for example went to 11th grade in the United States, then returned back to pakistan and completed 12th grade there. Most importantly, if you are a citizen of any other country besides PK you are a foreign student unless you can prove otherwise, which would furthur place you in illegal practices. In your case, my best bet would be that you will be liable for foreign student charges since you've done your schooling outside of Pakistan.

    tangents: Earning a degree in the U.S. is always a good thing and beneficial in most cases. However, even if you took pre-medical courses or pre-reqs here in the U.S. they WILL NOT give you any sort of advancement, nor will they allow you to skip a year and go on to the second. Every candidate, regardless of their educational attainment either in the U.S., Europe, or Pakistan must complete the 5 year mandatory M.B.B.S. curriculum. Also hence, to apply there is a maximum age requirement, I believe its 23 (but this must be confirmed.) Many students complete college in the U.S. and then apply to Aga Khan for medical school from the U.S.. Again you have to complete the 5 year duration and their is no advancement or sorry for the lack of a better word "skipping." Also if you "GRADUATED" from college and completed PHYSICS, CHEMISTRY, BIOLOGY, AND MATH THEN YES THEY WILL ONLY LOOK AT YOU COLLEGE TRANSCRIPT, OTHERWISE IN CASE YOU DID NOT THEN ITS BACK TO HIGH SCHOOL. Furthur if you take the MCATS then that would be beyond helpful (obviously if you score well) for Aga Khan. I believe they demand SAT (not ACT scores) and (or) MCAT scores! By the way... It all about your grades!

    manutdfan2850: the hostels at AKU are luxurious compared to Pakistani standards. If your paying several thousand of DOLLARS, you can expect to get a descent share in living arrangements. Also the number of U.S. students that "flock" to AKU should tell you something about their resources. Plus its in the city of Karachi, and if you are living abroad a taxi shall do it (unless you have family of course...but theres nothing like Lahore). Despite what you hear, Karachi is a bit unsafe as compared to Lahore. But crimes to happen and are unexpected (god forbid). Also it rains alot in Karachi during the monsoon season which can lead to flooding and leakege of sewer water and despite Karachi being near water, water in it avalability is rare and often runs out in most occassions.

    In response to bai, medical schools in Pakistan run on a five year duration, unless you fail a year it may be more.
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  • ayeshaj786ayeshaj786 4 replies0 postsRegistered User New Member
    can i do a 3years accelerated/condensed mbbs/MD course after completing my pharm.D . MY PHARM.D will be completed by the end of year 2007 but i have passion for surgery and want to be a cardiothoracic surgeon. and i want to do medicine from that medical school which is recognized by PMDC pakistan. are there any options for me to do bc dont wanna waste more time after pharmacy.
    plz let me know soon.

    " OR IS THERE ANY OPTION FOR PHARM.D. STUDENTS TO GO FOR SURGERY IF THEY HAV TALENT and passion ( but not getting admission in med. college is all luck though many med. doctors would laugh at this but it is there).
    plz let me know soon.
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  • ayeshaj786ayeshaj786 4 replies0 postsRegistered User New Member
    i am 24 y.o
    and kunfused plz u reply me too
    and any body who could help me
    bc after studying my subjects i saw that i had special interest for surgery etc. question is

    can i do a 3years accelerated/condensed mbbs/MD course after completing my pharm.D . MY PHARM.D will be completed by the end of year 2007 but i have passion for surgery and want to be a cardiothoracic surgeon. and i want to do medicine from that medical school which is recognized by PMDC pakistan. are there any options for me to do bc dont wanna waste more time after pharmacy.
    plz let me know soon.

    " OR IS THERE ANY OPTION FOR PHARM.D. STUDENTS TO GO FOR SURGERY IF THEY HAV TALENT and passion ( but not getting admission in med. college is all luck though many med. doctors would laugh at this but it is there).
    plz let me know soon.
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