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The sound of Silence

A short story by Hamdan Ali Khan, 1st Year MBBS

The old man sat on the beach, barefooted and alone. Silence reigned everywhere except the occasional thrashing of waves which disturbed the acoustic equilibrium. Night it was, the sky filled with a million lanterns, the birds dozing off quietly and the sea like an old pirate sang a silent shanty. Oh! He missed his youth, when he could swim to the Black Rock without drowning, when he could shout at the vast ocean, his resonant voice fading upon the edges of horizon. But all good things come to an end, the voice that once resonated; now a husky whisper. The man who was the fastest swimmer; now an ancient remainder of time and its echoes. The doctors said he had terminal cancer that he would die in a week. He didn’t fear death, he had no family, nothing to lose except maybe the sight when someone would break his 50 years old record. The silence of the calm sea nurtured in him a desire to swim to the Black Rock once again, one last time. He …

Road To Prestige...Choosing The Right Institution

 It feels good when you see people having a clear vision of life. And it feels even better when such people come out to be aspiring kemcolians!
Here We are sharing an article by a young fellow discussing the importance of making a right choice in life.

Road To Prestige...Choosing The Right Institution

by Muhammad Usama

It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.

Our goals have significant importance in our lives. Often we see them as mighty mountains which we are determined to climb. Or, In moments of sadness and darkness, they are dim speck of light, often hope, that keep giving us something to struggle for. 

This is life. Setting goals, moving forward, taking turns, from one place to another. But keep looking around too. 

Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.

During our journey, we sometimes have to face a situation where our straight road splits into different paths. We get confused. But, nevertheless, you should know that in your case, they all lead towards the same objective. 

So, first of all congratulations to all those who are blessed with the choice to make a decision. It is really a remarkable achievement. Hats off to you all. 

Okay, so in dino, Facebook per people are coming up with questions K.E or AIMC, NMC or K.E and etc. The funny thing was, k they were asking such questions with students like themselves, jo hod b confused han. You should ask some senior banda. 

Another funny thing is, I don't have an answer either. 

There are many things seniors advise that you should keep in mind while giving preferences to a college including hostel, staff, attached hospital and its faculty, building, your hometown and other related things.

 In such cases, most of us follow trends. 

But that is not a thing I am talking about. My concern is the thing I mentioned in the start: YOUR GOAL.

Your Dream

When such confusions arise, the only thing you should do is sit aside, relax and think what was the driving force which made you travel this far. What was your dream?

Almost all of us dream of KEMU. Of course, it is the best medical school in Pakistan. Everybody wants to be a part of it.  You ask people K.E or AMC/A.I.M.C but deep in your heart you know that you are already going for K.E as it was you dream. I asked many people aur har banda said, go for KE, It is best. 

When you have to choose between what is better and what is your dream, you should always choose your dream. Kyo k jo b hoota ha wo achay k liay hota ha. And when you get a chance to follow your dream, why not do it?
                                                                -Me :P

Bachay jo b boolain, end mein sb KE ko hi prefer kertay han. They don't care how far it is from their hometown or they live in that side of the province, they just do it. And meray hyaal sa, this is wise. Following your dream when you have a chance is wise. And it is a moment, live it :)

Now ask yourself, what was your dream. If it is army medical college, go for it. If it is living in your hometown and with your people, do it. If it is AIMC, do it. Whatever makes you happy. Go with your heart, follow your dream. It is the best thing you can do to yourself. You deserve it. 
“Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure. You've got to find the treasure, so that everything you have learned along the way can make sense.
                                                                          -Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist 
Best of Luck.

And once you have made a decision, do not repent and do not look backwards. Life is too short for it. :) 

Remember in your prayers :)

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

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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

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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.

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(Unsa Athar)
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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…


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Histology Slides for Professional Exams
Folder 1- Labelled Folder 2 - Labelled Folder 3 - Labelled
Histology Revision Slides Updated (2011)
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