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PLAB 1 in 40 days A Guide in 2019

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By Dr. Muhammad Salik KEMU 12'-17' 

Note: This is a detailed post, if you're in a hurry, just scroll down and read the after the SUMMARY Heading for a more concise and to-the-point info.

So I’m a graduate of 2018 and I decided to take PLAB 1 during the middle of my
Housejob, and I was inspired by a lecture given to us by an Alumni who introduced us
all to PLAB and the UK career route. So I took the exam while I was in my last Housejob
rotation which was Allied Medicine. So lets break things down step by step.
IELTS:I gave IELTS after my final year professional exam, at that time I did not have any clear
idea of giving PLAB exam but I was free and therefore decided to take the IELTS.
Luckily I passed my IELTS in my first go. I used the last four Cambridge series books
and listened to “IeltsLiz” on youtube. My score in writing was the minimum required
Band 7, overall I got band 8.
PLAB 1:So I thought about giving PLAB quite late my housejob, I made up my mind in my third
rotation, in N…

Are you here? (Poem)

Amna Rashid
2nd Year MBBS
Are you here, listening to me? Is my silence speaking out to you, can you hear my heart pounding? Can you sit me with me while I tell you a little about my dreams,  Which keep on sparkling inside me, asking for themselves to be realized? I need space, air, and a large empty bucket,  To fill my emotions and tears in as I tell you about them.  Wait, before I open up,  Do you promise me, that my words won't go unnoticed,  That when I say it all, I actually feel like I've said it all?  Do you promise me, that you won't be like others,  Who crushed my dreams under the titles of "weird, stupid, or are you for real?" Wait, let me think again,  Should I do this? Should I? For the times still ring loud in my mind, Times the world punished me for chasing my stars, Times the world made me give up on myself for apparently it was all too hard.  I am afraid of opening up again, I am afraid of falling again. Maybe I should keep it and pile it all up,  …

Revision Notes For Biochemistry (2nd Year)

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These concise yet comprehensive notes will help you review and revise extensive units like Carbohydrate Metabolism in the minimum possible time especially if you have given one read to these chapters from Lippincott before.They really helped me in send-ups, prof- written and vivas when I was short on time. Best wishes!

By
Salar Haider
Final Year MBBS.


Download Links



Notes On Amino Acid Metabolism (PDF)
Notes On Carbohydrate Metabolism (PDF)
Notes On Fatty Acid & TAG Metabolism (PDF)
Notes On Feed Fast Cycle (PDF)


The Train of the Dead

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-Samee Ullah

The ominous abode of a hallway in his castle, lit by the gleaming light of a dying bonfire, just as his staggering emotions waiting for her.   Had he died? Had his feelings, after having endured the austerities of time, also died?  The flower bloomed out of broken stone tiles, in the middle of a roofless hallway lit scantily by my bonfire. I watched it for a while before I felt compelled to get up and pick it. Silver-blue petals, stretching out like curved tongues of the dead, trapped between the glows of the full moon and the fire. A cold breeze descended into the hallway, and the petals fluttered. The fire fought, eroded, and died. I already had the stem of the flower between my fingers, so I picked it. The breeze became a hand, a grasp, and it wrapped itself around by hand, cradled it. "Leave it," I could hear a soundless voice whisper at me, "It's for the one who escapes the train of the dead." I bent, put the flower down on the dark tile and sa…

Surgery Viva and OSCE Guide 2018-19

Medicine Viva and OSPE Guide 2018-19

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Cherophobia

A piece by Triste
"I'm afraid."
We all are. Some express it, some don't. What IS Cherophobia? The fear of happiness. How does an oxymoron like that work, exactly? Ask those who go through it every instant, every moment, every single breath.
Man strives for happiness, for contentment. But what if one's own goals were to become his shackles, his nightmares? What if the calamity keeping him up at night were to be the very thing he's always strived to achieve? What if every single moment you felt joy instilled a deep fear in you, hit you with a sudden realization that euphoria is forever transient, never permanent. In words of a lay man, you could call it a "curse" perhaps.
When joy creeps on your soul and your constant laughter radiates nothing but rapture, your voice eventually cracks. Your pure giggles cough up this huge lump, in an epiphany that all this glee will come to an end sooner or later leaving nothing but a void deep inside.  Somewhere out …