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Welcome to KemUnited! The official blog of King Edward Medical University, Lahore, Pakistan. (Formerly King Edward Medical College). Of the students, by the students and for the students! It focuses on news/events/happenings around the campus and provides guidance articles, past-papers and study-aids.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

FRESHMEN GUIDELINE FOR THE FIRST SUBSTAGE!!


When you see a disheveled student, holding BD close to his heart, unconcerned about the world and its matters, (running around in anatomy lawn with an expression so miserable, so frightened) to find a spot to initiate his harmonic pendulum like motion which is called the “tactic of CRAMMING”, you know he is a freshmen and he has his first substage ahead:

first substage:feels like this
Na, juniors don’t get upset.
 This situation is nothing more than normal. Rather take it nothing more an adventure (well of course the adventure you'll have to face after every week or two)


I can recall. The Frist substage feeling for batch18 was like:

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

The test begins...


So our long-awaited result got announced yesterday, and it's amazing that most of us cleared that veritable terror. First and foremost: Heartiest congratulations to those who made it through. You guys should be proud of yourselves (don't let that get over your heads, though).

MYTHBUSTERS: THIRD YEAR WARDS

When I was in first year, I remember telling my friends, “Third Year main maza ayega.”
When I was in second year, I remember telling my friends, “Third Year main maza ayega.”
When I was in third year, I remember my friends asking me, “Aaya maza?”


Third year was unpredictably predictable. You expect it to be a whole new experience and it is, but in ways you didn’t expect.


ARE YOU READY?

MYTH 1: SELECT MAJOR WARDS FIRST

This is the most popular myth that just cannot be dismissed even though people know it is only a myth. Major wards are Medicine and Surgery and are 8 weeks long as compared to Minors (everything else from ENT to Paeds to Chest Medicine) which are for 2 weeks. Now while people may tell you to go for major wards at first for many reasons, some of them may not be so valid.
Yes, you may want to get done with them in the beginning of the year if your work philosophy is Work first, party later.
Yes, you may do better in them, because let’s face it, everyone is always excited at the beginning of the year. (If only we could stay that motivated till prof. If only we could follow timetables. If only there was world peace.. yada yada yada)
Yes, you will get done with them in the winters, and this is a very good reason as, take my word for it, you do NOT want to go to Mayo in the summer heat because regardless of how beautiful that new umbrella is, the sun in Lahore shines much more cruelly than in any other part of the world. (It’s a fact. Challenge it and I’ll make you stand in the sun. So what is it going to be? Thought so.)

Monday, January 12, 2015

THE DREADFUL RUN TOWARDS ZERO POINT

Back from the loooong winter break. A mild cold day. We Friends were happy to meet each other after a long time. But yes, a bit sad too about leaving homes when you have had an awesome "vaila" time. And lets not forget the fear deep down in our hearts. The fear of PRAAF result... *shivers*


Imagine the feelings.We, the miserably Proff-result awaiting medical students, who were passing quietly through the stones and dust of the worn out physiology parking lot, met up some seniors who dropped a bombshell on us breaking the sudden news of Proff result "aur wo bhi zero point pay"

Friday, January 9, 2015

11 ways to rock those scrubs!


                                       




















                                      Dress to kill for an evening out......in the OT!




2015.
Michael Kors is going to be out with his surgical gown line "Dr.Kors" in spring!
We are going to start our fourth year.

And the time has come to don the OT-kits! *can't wait can't wait*

Those of you who feel like flour sacs in the scrubs, you have been doing it wrong!

Having witnessed a number of fashion faux-pas when it comes to scrubs and having made a lot of mental notes about DOs and DON'Ts of scrub fashion sitting at zero-point, here are a few tips on how to look hot in scrubs!


Thursday, January 8, 2015

Tiny minds, Trying times.

By- Romesa Qaiser Khan.


While Pakistani social media and news remain obsessed with how much base Reham Khan was wearing and whether the couple's clothes matched or not, some (a lot of)  more important things were happening in the outside world. Perhaps the worst hate wave against Muslims since 9/11 is gaining momentum in the aftermath of the Paris shootout, the gravity of which can perhaps be gauged by the most trending hashtag on twitter in the last twelve hours #killallmuslims.


While most people apparently do not think that the matter warrants any interest, this Islamophobia is day by day become a hot issue for the Muslim community worldwide. These incidents aren't isolated to Europe or Africa or whichever country they take place in, their gravity is felt by all of us eventually whether it is at the time of applying for visas for foreign studies, or pursuing internships abroad or even in interactions on social media. Over time, Muslims have become one of the most hated and threatened communities worldwide mainly because of terrorist attacks taking place throughout the world over which we have little, if any control. Yet the term "religious extremism" continues to be applied exclusively to Muslims as if  no other people commit acts of terrorism. Statistics show otherwise. Washington blog states that 90% of the worst recent terrorist attacks of all time were carried out by non-Muslims like Anders Behring and Dhzokar Anzorovich. It further goes on to say:



  "From Fox News to the Weekly Standard, neoconservatives have tried to paint terrorism as a largely or exclusively Islamic phenomenon. Their message of Islamophobia has been repeated many times since the George W. Bush era: Islam is inherently violent, Christianity is inherently peaceful, and there is no such thing as a Christian terrorist or a white male terrorist. But the facts don’t bear that out. Far-right white male radicals and extreme Christianists are every bit as capable of acts of terrorism as radical Islamists, and to pretend that such terrorists don’t exist does the public a huge disservice."                                                                                          
                                                                                                             -Alex Henderson/ Alternet

FBI statistics for domestic terrorism in the Us between 1995-2008

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

What We can Do

What's killing us....

I was having a discussion with a friend, and he brought up the topic of NCDs (non-communicable diseases). We discussed CV disorders, and he seemed pretty intent on finding a way to prevent smoking--which, incidentally, is the leading cause of CVDs. But hey, here is our problem: haven't we done enough to prevent people from smoking? We have arranged seminars, posted outside building walls (a proud tradition), hosted walks and marathons and tried everything we could to get people to stop picking up the death stick. And we have succeeded too, although only through a minor fraction. Smoking is what we are already focusing on. It's bad, and nearly everyone knows it. But there is a killer more deadly, and more silent than smoking and CVDs, and that is cancer.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

ANIMAL PLANET


 by Arwa Anwar (ex 1st year)

      No diatribe regarding the grandeur of my university but beguiling is its air; just like HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE, (neither holy nor roman n nothing like an empire). You'll say "what? K.E is not like the dreamt of, thought of K.E? Perhaps flu affected your nerves also. ''I’ll clarify: for a person suffering from zoophobia, it seems more like an (ANIMAL PLANET); definitely not my childhood favorite channel, it’s about OUR LIFE live from K.E. Lets begin our VISIT TO THE ZOO the way it begins everyday.

 PIGEONS    


                                                     


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Monday, January 5, 2015

LAST DAY ON EARTH

By Aimen Saeed (ex-1st yr)


“Ready to drop”………… yes, these words were perfectly defining us that day. I and my friend were totally knackered by the day’s hard routine, especially the hustle and bustle of the biochemistry practical. We got free pretty late and were too knackered to even think of anything other than sleep.

Dragging ourselves on our way to hostel, we were complaining of how this daily routine has raddled us. The street was clamoring with the heavy traffic and people. A busy day.  But it was  some other voice that caught our attention. The noise was so high-pitched that

Saturday, January 3, 2015

“ABC”


By Lubaba Mukhtar (ex-first year)


No, no, no!! I’m really not dumb enough to try and give a lesson on the English alphabet on a blog: that would be way too main-stream! (Although I think many of us could use a little help with the revision of “alif, bay…”)
So if it’s not the English alphabet that I’m trying to indicate here, what is it?
Many of you will already have understood what I’m referring to and for those who spent their early teens watching “kyunke saas bhi kabhi bahoo thi and kahani ghar ghar ki, etc,” I’m referring to the famous, beloved, and absolutely enchanting story of three random yet extraordinary army chaps. I’m talking about:

The “ALPHA, BRAVO, CHARLIE”

It’s almost a phenomena now so it wouldn’t be wrong to use “the” before it, right?


INTRO TO SOCIETIES 101.

-Romesa Qaiser Khan.

Exceptional education isn't the only thing that KEMU has to offer. Sooner or later, even the best of us fall and need a respite from the ever-grinding mill that is medicine. Not only do they lighten you up, they open alternative vistas for you to explore. They challenge you to find your talents and channel them into adding dimension to your personality along with of course, the added benefit of meeting new people constantly and interacting with your university mates. From someone who's part of most of them, here's a basic rundown.

How they work:-
As soon as final year prof gets over, the societies come out of hibernation and they'll host events throughout the year at paced intervals to break the norm. Most societies will first put up notices for recruitment that inform you of posts available and the date and timings of interviews as well as their requirements. They visit your classes to introduce themselves. As freshmen, you will obviously start at the lower rungs of the ladder but your contribution to the society and your work for it will ensure your progress through the coming years. No stress should be taken for the interviews, they're basically so that you can get to know the people behind the society and they can get to know you. Societies are like families. Choose wisely and choose well because you will have to sacrifice your time and effort to make it worthwhile. Otherwise, membership is of course open to everyone.

Who they are:-
Following are the societies you get to choose from and each has something unique to offer. At least one will suit your talents. You'll find a place in them for sure and can join as many as you want.



Friday, January 2, 2015

I AM BREATHING!!!


Dr Abeera Zafar Tarar
(Class of 2013)

Its 4 am in the morning. I am sitting in the medical ICU, being the doctor on duty, wrapped up in a shawl to kill the mild chill of early December. My eyes are aching, I have been up for more than 20 hours now. I cant take a nap because one of the four critical patients is extremely serious. My sleepy mind is taking a stroll back to the clothing store I visited this weekend. "Is the pink dress I bought ,better than the one I liked earlier? Ohhh I don’t know. I think the other one was better but it was too expensive. What a pity I had to leave a good dress".

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Chottay…2 chaaae…

by lubaba mukhtar (soon to be 2nd year inshAllah!)

chottay... 2 chaae...

This was the common phrase my brother used whenever he wanted me to get him a cup of tea, this obviously irritated me, and he didn’t get his tea for at least an hour until he had groveled for it; but I guess that’s the thing about brothers…they can wait for tea but they cannot stop themselves from being irritating.
He picked this phrase from all the chaae dhabaas where usually a little boy runs back and forth serving tea to the customers and, his name, no matter what it is; he is normally and popularly called: “chottay”




Now a sensible question arises: why am I writing a blog about “tea”? The simple answer is, I have a tea lover friend who thinks it is my responsibility to tell the world; to tell everyone I possibly can that life without tea is colorless, dreary, useless and purposeless!! I don’t obviously believe the whole statement but it is partly true.
Have you seen a chaae lover when he is denied tea?

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