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My parents really want me to get a "medical degree" from King Edward's Medical College in Pakistan. You can obtain a degree from there in 5 years and it is the most highly regarded public medical school in Pakistan. I really want to be a heart surgeon. Is there any chance in the future that if I do go there I will able to obtain a competitive residency in Surgery and eventually Cardiovascular Surgery.
What do I need on the USMLE steps for this to occur and will I have to come to America during the summer for the short-term medical programs they hold at different medical colleges?
I'm kind of confused about the foreign medical school process. What criteria will a specific hospital look for when looking for residents. Does being a foreign medical graduate of a med school from Pakistan have that much of a bearing on the process if I've scored 99% in the steps and I've done many medical programs in America during the summer.
FInal question: Would me having an outstanding academic reocrd during high school and also being born in America have a positive effect on the process.
I just don't want to regret going outside and not being able to accomplish my goals!