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

<p>hey kunfunzed 101 could u tell me how the IBCC rankings work please tell me what sat and sat !! score responds to what number and what rank/grades respond to what number and what is the total</p>

<p>IBCC is an unethical standard of measurement! Basically, here is what they do:
1. They convert your grades on the Pakistani system.
2. They deduct 20% off each letter grade (if you are an American student), other countries differ in the percent markoffs. I believe Canada is 10% but I'm not sure.
3. Once your grades have been assessed by the IBCC, similar to the SAT they will give you a score of marks (so to speak). The maximum one can get is 1100, a majority of the people who make it to medical school in Pakistan have 900 or above marks.</p>

<p>This link will explain your question in great detail gmail: <a href="http://www.ibcc.edu.pk/Equivalence/equivalence.asp%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.ibcc.edu.pk/Equivalence/equivalence.asp&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>Also I would like to add that there is a fee for the grade conversion from the IBCC - I think its $70 US Dollars. And they do not convert your SAT score, they leave that as is. The SAT score range is apparent worldwide...even students in Pakistan take the SAT now (Bahria, LUMS, AGA) are just a few who require the SAT for admission, so I am quite sure they are familiar with that exam. Again the official link that I have provided should answer your question.</p>

<p>hey kunfunzed 101 so this is where I stand tell me how i look so far, for Aga Khan, Shafia and King Edward</p>

<p>my SAT is 1980 SAt II's 700 chem and 730 in Bio
i have gotten all A's except one B in Chem AP but i have taken 7 Ap's including all the sciences and my ec's are pretty strong as well</p>

<p>edit my gpa is 4.3 and my rank is 1-3 out 1000, haven't been told yet officially</p>

<p>Keep in mind Aga Khan has a totally different admission policy, yet their website indicates that you would need at least a 1250 on the SAT to even be considered for admission. Your score on the SAT should suffice. Further, I believe the IBCC even converts grades from the AP system. I took AP Physics in high school so I am guessing that they do. Anyway that B of yours should become an A, HOWEVER when they deduct 20% off, that A of yours should become a B (really kunfuzing I know.) When you apply they give you a list of medical colleges. There is one application that is used for medical college in Sindh, Punjab, NWFP, and Baloch. On there they ask what colleges (rank from 1 to 7) I believe that you would be interested in. Say if you list K.E. at number 1 (but don't get in) they will look at your second choice and go down the line. As for Shifa, to be totally honest I'm not too familiar with it although I have heard of it. I reckon it is a medical college for girls correct? Here is Shifa's website and admission info if you have not already visted it yet:</p>

<p><a href="http://www.shifacollege.edu/admissions/admissions.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.shifacollege.edu/admissions/admissions.html&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>Hey, Kunfuzed101, Say I have done GED and am wanting to go to Pakistan and get admission in the Dow Medical College. What would you think my chances might be?? Would doing GED be a drawback for me as far as the admission is concerned???</p>

<p>I apologize for the late response I was studying for my midterms. Anyway, to tell you the truth I'm not so sure that you would even be elligble for admission into medical school with a GED. Plus I don't even think the admissions committees in Pakistan are even aware of what a GED is anyway, let alone accept it once they do find out it's equivalence. Your applying for Dow which is very competitive, as most govt. medical schools are in Pakistan nowadays.</p>

<p>Do we need to take the SAT or SAT II to get into DOW or Baqai med school?</p>

<p>And, whats the deal for foreigners for these two schools? </p>

<p>If i move there...i will be staying at my daadi's house. So, i dont have to live in a hostel...however, i had a 3.6 GPA at the end of my senior year. I did fairly well in my science classes...i made ehh B's mostly i guess. In, English though i was excellent. But, my main question is...do they require SAT or SAT II for DOW or Baqai...and if not that...then do they require you to take an entrance test...keep in mind i would be considered as a Foreigner. Thanks a lot!</p>

<p>Does anyone know when the DMC entrance test is for year 2007-2008 for MBBS</p>

<p>cutesobia:
You would need to take the SAT 1, unless otherwise stated. Also foreigners are not required to show up for the entrance examination (hence that requirement is mandatory for pakistani students not foreigners like yourself.) Govt. medical schools do not require foreigners to take entrance exams, but a majority of private medical schools do. </p>

<p>sara_sara:
Entrance examinations are usually held in the fall. Hence the above statement, if your a foreigner than you would not need to take it. That is why we (foreigners) must submit our SAT scores.</p>

<p>So do government med schools require SAT I? Because, ive heard that they dont require SATs, entrance exams, nor SAT II...they strictly base it off of your IBCC and your courses...</p>

<p>And, how well would u think someone would have to do on the SAT I?</p>

<p>Thanks for the help...</p>

<p>and, would u happen to know if baqai and DOW are easy to get into?!?! You might have more information than i do lol.</p>

<p>seriously, thanks a lot though!</p>

<p>Here is what I know: most foreign applicants take the SAT, I graduated from high school three years ago so I'm not familiar with the new SAT, but what I can tell you is that I took the ACT and got into K.E. And "no" you (foreign applicant) are not required to show up for their examination, and "yes" your IBCC calculation/marks will account for 99 percent of their criteria for admission. Most foreign applicants have and IBCC score of 850 or above on a scale of 1100. I'm not too familiar with Baqai, but from what little I know I can tell you that it is private, and you might/might not have to take an entrance exam (even if your a foreigner), and that is school is indeed recognized by W.H.O. and PMDC, therefore its safe for you to apply there. As for Dow, I see that many of Dow's graduates are practicing here, moreover a huge amount of foreign qualified M.D.s have studied from either Aga, K.E. or Dow. Also refer to my post #16 for additional comments on Dow.</p>

<p>If i decide to go to Pakistan its either Aga Khan or King Edward i wanted to know since i'm a us born citizen who went to the high school in the us how will the USMLE be hard or easy and what scores percentile do i need to get into American residences?????</p>

<p>Also what type of residency do the International students get particularly at King Edward will i get a crappy residency or one of the top in the US. Also can u please tell me like what the residencies have been over the years for international students?????????</p>

<p>One's performance on the USMLE, will obviously vary. Although I have not reached that stage or intend to, I have heard that many medical students independently study on their own, often covering areas that were not mentioned in lecture prior to completing their medical education. Some even take 1 year to study. As for residencies, I'm not too familar with what happens and where one is placed after their USMLE examination. Hence no residency is "crappy," infact landing a residency especially in the U.S. is a difficult and selective process. Plus to be honest, I am not sure about the whole residency process and as evident I would not be qualified to even give you advice or direction in this are considering I did not complete my medical education/nor intend to. I suggest you talk with a practicing M.D. who studied and graduated from medical school in Pakistan for information.</p>

<p>Hello everyone:</p>

<p>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?</p>

<p>Thank you for your help.</p>

<p>Please e-mail your responses to <a href="mailto:shabb100@canton.edu">shabb100@canton.edu</a></p>

<p>Lahore Medical and Dental School
Fatima Memorial Hospital College of Medicine (Lahore)
Islamic International Medical College (Islamabad)</p>

<p>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?</p>

<p>PLEASE do let me know.. i really need help....as my grades are excellent with Gpa of 4.75. pleaseee hellp mee !!
Thanks...
Jazakallah</p>

<p>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...</p>

<p>my question?? :(:( please answer</p>

<p>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.</p>

<p>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.</p>