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)

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!

Salar Haider
Final Year MBBS.

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Notes On Amino Acid Metabolism (PDF)
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The Train of the Dead

-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



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 …

Ophthalmology Resources

Ophthalmology Guideline : history and examination

By Dr. Sidrah Latif, PGR Eye Unit III (Class of 2013)

For downloadable version, click here
Examination videos by Dr. Ali Ayaz here

You are reading this document which means you are done with giants of Pathology and Community Medicine already, so my heartiest Congratulations to all of you for slaying the two big monsters of fourth year and you are hopefully unscarred as yet. Welcome to the warm arms of Ophthalmology. We hope to provide a soothing balm to your stinging burns (if any left over from your patho/cmed encounters). Ophthalmology is relatively ignore-able subject and we all are guilty of that. All the examiners in the vivas are there to pass you, until you by your sheer will and desire blunder for a supplementary. Still, we try out best to rid us of you people in the first go. Following are the salient points for you to follow in your viva. The history and breakdown schematic presentation of methods to follow are as under. 
HISTORY: ·Biodata: Name Age Sex Marital status Occupation …

Ophthalmology : Dark Room Tests

Courtesy: Dr. Sidrah Latif, PGR Eye Unit III (Class of 2013)
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Dealing with failure in med school

With the result of the professional exams coming out one by one, I would like to offer my heartiest congratulations to those who have passed. Feel free to put up all those statuses on Facebook and WhatsApp and update your stories, and rejoice :)
And to those who didn't make it, this blog is for you.
I know that coming in to King Edward, most of have been toppers or high achievers all our lives. Failure is a word usually unbeknownst to us. But med school often changes that, and once in a while, anyone can fall behind in a substage, stage or test. But failure in a professional exam is a truly jolting experience, and it cannot be compared to failing a mere substage or test.
"Supplee" is a word that can turn your world upside down. I won't tell you what others might be saying, that "kuch bhi nahi hoga, ye time guzar jae ga, pata bhi nahen lagay ga". Because I know it, guzar tou jata hai lekin pata zaroor lagta hai.
So if you are one of the affectees and wonderin…