Skip to main content

IFMSA's BLS.. An event to remember

From the typing down of the final membership lists or sitting on the stairs on the last day playing weird songs from my cellphone on the microphone, this year's BASIC LIFE SUPPORT program was a roller coaster ride............ The preparations began early in April although the event dates were 26th, 27th and 28th of April . On the registration day the organizers found themselves practically drowning under wave after wave of students. With a seat limit of 120 we had to refuse alot of people but after seeing the bared fangs and sharpened talons of final year we very "willingly" stretched the seat limit to a ground breaking and first time ever 239. This included the energetic participants from SIMS and CMH as well.

The first day all organizers came looking all prim and pretty to the auditorium three hours before the start of the BLS course. But all thanks to WAPDA and the super heat in no time we all looked as if we had just run a marathon. But the enthusiasm of all the participants brought things back on track. With a recitation by Saad Musarrat the first day began with high energies. The shield presentation and an introduction to RESCUE 1122 was followed by a lecture on CPR.... The day ended with everyone blowing their lungs out into the dummies or asking," Where is the infant? where is the infant?"

On the second day things went really smooth and the participants learnt how to transport a patient of spinal injury and also how to remove a respiratory obstruction. The organizers actually forgetting to have any lunch ran like crazy in the lawns offering water to the participants ( hehehehehe this makes us sound so angelic.......) .Then came the attendance part and everyone made sure and double sure that their presence was marked as if their prof depended on it...And after every one was gone the BLS team sat down for the refreshments and rushed back to get some rest for the next day.

The last day..... the test day........ the test comprised of an MCQ and a practical evaluation....with strict invigilation being done by the rescue 1122 team it self there was pin drop silence in the auditorium....The silence was later brutally shattered by announcements of..........."batches 1,2,3 and 4 in the back room! "batches 5,6,7 and 8 on the stage!" . " the rest please wait!!!!"

The day ended with a huge round of applause for everyone involved in the event and the cherry on the cake being put by the IFMSA-LHR president Azhar Hussain who managed to whisk out refreshments for all the participants and the totally starved organizers. It definitely was an event to remember as the project director Mian Muhammad Ibrar Islam summed up the entire event with."Shukr hai yaar khatm hua!" . Now we all await the result from Rescue 1122............ Can't wait for the next BLS


Here's more you should read...

USMLE Step 1 Experience by Ayaz Mehmood (Score : 99/266)

USMLE Step 1 Experience by Ayaz Mehmood (Score : 99/266)
Salam everyone, let me start in the name of Allah who’s the greatest benefactor of all mankind. I am going to write a detailed composition regarding preparation for USMLE Step 1. I am a final year student at King Edward Medical University and I took my exam on June 10th. Final year is the year before internship/ house job in Pakistan. I just got my scores: 99/266

Let me introduce some myths surrounding USMLE Step 1 which are especially prevalent within Pakistan; I am not too sure about India because I heard their students typically appear in their final years.

 Myth number 1:Do not appear for USMLE Step 1 within your graduation

 Verdict: Baseless, illogical reasoning

Explanation: This is so prevalent in Pakistan it’s almost pathetic. One of the biggest concerns surrounding our students is that Step 1 is a huge risk to be taken before graduation. Let me put it in another way: Step1 would always remain a risk whenever it is taken, …

Australian Medical Council AMC Part 1 Guide - Experience and Tips

AMC Part 1 by Dr. Asad Khizar Malik (Rank : 77/620) Australian Medical Council  Guide - Experience and Tips
Salam people, let me start in the name of Allah who’s the greatest benefactor of all mankind. Hope everyone is doing great. I'll try to write as much as I can for the people who are due to various reasons more interested in joining Australian Hospitals for post-grad training as compared to the USMLE pathway.

I am a graduate of King Edward Medical University, class of 2004-2010. I did my 6 months house job after graduation in Mayo Hospital, and after that, i gave my AMC Part 1 in November, 2010 from Brisbane. With the grace of Allah, I passed that in first attempt.


First thing in mind that comes with post grad training in Pakistani doctors minds is: Which way to go after graduation? That is a very tough decision that is …

FSc Premedical Guide - How to fly high..

FSc Premedical Guide - How to fly high.. Unsa Athar Your 40% needs to be excellent to get into KEMU or  some other good place.
(Dedicated to my teachers who not only taught me the fsc books but also many priceless lessons of life)
(Unsa Athar)
The tree that never had to fight For sun and sky and air and light, But stood out in the open rain And always got its share and rain, Never became a forest king, But lived and died a scrubby thing… Good timber does not grow with ease, The stronger wind, the stronger trees.
Getting yourself educated in the desi manner i.e. through the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education is one of the top most challenges of today’s society. Matriculation seems difficult at that time, but when you enter FSc, you realize that matric was the easiest job in the world.  Those obese books of intermediate part I and part II are the worst enemies one can ever have.  People say Medical is tougher, but I find one basic difference in both. When you enter a medical college, y…


Anatomy/Histology Gallery
Read the instructions here 1st Year

Histology Slides for Professional Exams
Folder 1- Labelled Folder 2 - Labelled Folder 3 - Labelled
Histology Revision Slides Updated (2011)
by Laiba Khalid
Lower Limb Anatomy Spotting Labelled

Embryology Models Some models are labelled and others mentioned in comments

Anatomy Museum Models (unlabelled) This album covers Upper limb, Lower limb and Thorax regions of anatomy

2nd Year
HISTOLOGY Diagrams Hand-drawn CARDS 2ND YEAR MBBSThese are hand-drawn histology diagrams by Demonstrator Dr. Shaista (Dept of Anatomy, KEMU) and submitted by Anosha.NEUROLOGY/ Neuroantomy SPOTTING  (LABELLED SPECIMEN) 2ND YEAR  Each structure is labelled and a great job done by Anosha. Neuroanatomy / Brain 2nd Year Important topics by LaibaNeuroanatomy Models Labelled  Gross models labelled by Maryam Shahid Abdomen & Pelvis Anatomy Spots Labelled Excellent job by Maryam Shahid
Anatomy Learni…

USMLE Step 2 CK experience by Rizwan Khan (254)


     I recently got done with Step 2 CK exam & I want to elaborate my experience and the mistakes that I made during my prep so that any of my colleagues who are preparing for this exam might benefit from them. I wont go much in detail about how to prepare and where to prepare from since it is already highly debated on the forum and in the previous posts but would focus more on my personal experience and the bad choices which I made during the preparation phase.
SELF-ASSESSMENTS AND QBANKS Uworld 74% Kaplan Qbank 69%
Kaplan diagnostics  = 80% (70 days before exam) Kaplan Simulation Exam 1 = 71% (50 days before exam) Kaplan Simulation Exam 2 = 76%  (40 days before exam) Fred simulation for CK = 84% (39 days before exam) NBME 2 (offline) 21 mistakes (30 days before exam)
NBME 4  =    263 (13 days before exam) UWSA =  259 (2 days before exam)
Real exam = 254