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14 signs you are a society-monster

By Maryam Ayub (4th year MBBS)(Disclaimer: This blog is not meant to offend anyone except the blogger's friends. Other offences taken are just a bonus)1.The thought of being a member of only one society gives you feeling of being stranded in a desert.
2. You have more certificates of organising than you can ever have of everything else combined in your entire life. 3. You define societies in your mind/circle as "the nasty one" , "the fun one" , "the comfy one" or "the weird one".4. You save tons of money each year (and get to try new places) by going to Atleast five high teas a year.
5. Your Facebook friends include Kemcolians of atleast 10 different years. (From the absolute seniors when you were firstulas to the firstulas of the year you graduate )6. You just simply can't move around the college without atleast five "assalam o alaikum Bhai/Baji" or "walikum salam . Kia ho raha hai" depending upon your year (seniority …

KemUnited YouTube Channel

KemUnited was established with the sole purpose of helping fellow Kemcolians and has now become a pioneer blog with regards to many aspects. From providing guidance for not only MBBS but also for Pre-Medical students, post-graduates, USMLE, AMC and Electives to compiling a very helpful collection of medical knowledge; various articles ranging from personal experiences to medical survival guides as well as past papers, viva questions, OSPE, OSCE , spotting banks, models and microscopic slides and other resource materials. This makes us the go-to place for all sorts of medical school information. It is without doubt the most popular medical/university blog/website in Pakistan. 16 million views and an ever increasing number of fans and followers on the social network; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube etc, speaks for itself. We feel utmost pride when we say that we are the only medical university in Pakistan who have this kind of an online platform.
Continuing our legacy to 'prov…

Blogger Profile: Ammar Anwar

Ammar Anwar from 1st Year MBBS has been an avid reader of KemUnited since his SSC days. He serves as a Writer and Junior Contributor at KemUnited which, for him, is like a dream come true. He has published 4 blogs on KemUnited so far and likes to write about his own experiences at KEMU and things that take his mind off of studies. He loves reading, watching movies and Superhero TV Shows. His favorite websites to surf besides KemUnited and Kellogs are, Cracked and The Verge. His favorite chill out spot at KEMU is Patiala Ground. If he were to be made the VC of KEMU, he would like to make Saturdays off, make a better cafeteria with a greater variety of food items and provide better facilities at the hostels. The goals that he wishes to achieve during his five year stay at KEMU are:

 Be a better person and a good doctor Focus on the "serving-the-humanity" angle of the profession Making his parents and family proud Making a lot of memories Enjoying every moment to the fullest

Between a rock and a hard place

THE Pakistani medical profession has been in the news for all the wrong reasons lately. Strikes, demonstrations and all kinds of wrongdoings on the part of the ‘healing profession’ seem to be the norm, if the media is to be believed. But what do doctors themselves think about this? In Pakistan, as elsewhere in the world, becoming a member of the ‘professions’ (medicine, law, etc) has traditionally (and in most cases, correctly) been considered a path to upward social mobility. In rural and semi-urban areas, where opportunities for employment are limited, sending one (or all) of their children to medical college is the dream of poor families. Even in relatively comfortable middle-class families, the medical profession has traditionally been viewed as a desirable vocation for studious children who perform well in school. A young doctor after graduation is faced with a stark prospect: find the money to migrate abroad or face a lifetime of frustration in Pakistan. A…


The Celebs of KE - Interviews

Behind the Curtains Session 6 - Dr. Attya Mubarik Ex Prof Anatomy
The commander of the biggest fan following in KE and the most popular Professor of Anatomy to date, Dr. Attya Mubarik SPEAKS HER HEART OUT (Literally!) 

.Behind The Curtains Session 5 - Dr. M. Zahid Prof of Pharmacology
The Gold Medalist of Pharma quietly talks about his life over a cup of tea.

Behind the Curtains Session 4 - Dr. Rafea Tafweez Prof of Anatomy
The Ring Leader of the biggest Dept of KE, read here about her personal and professional journey.

Behind the Curtains Session 3 - Dr. Kamran Aziz Ex-Prof Biochemistry
The elegant former Biochem Genius has alot to say on the current and past affairs.

Behind the Curtains Session 2 - The Legendary Anwar Kala
Humble and blushing, Anwar Kala tells us the origin of "Daaksaab Chai Paani?!"

Behind the Curtains Session 1 - Pro VC & Prof Ophthalmology
As lovable as he appears to be, see how the shy Dr. Asad gives a bold interview.


Lectures Slides : Surgery ; Lymphedema


Lecture Slides: Paediatrics; Flaccid Paralysis


Lectures Slides: Gynaecology ; Prolonged Labour


Lecture Slides: medicine ; SLE


Lecture Slides : Medicine; NAFLD


Lecture Slides : Gynecology; Puerperal pyrexia


2014: 1st Merit List Allied Health Sciences KEMU

For all those asking for last year's merit

My terrible, horrible, no good, very bad days - THE PROF


I thought I'd not be blogging till the end of prof, I thought I wont be wasting time, I thought I'd be serious about my studies, I thought I could take over the arena of prof like a victorious gladiator. I thought wrong. Haven't been more wrong in my entire life.
I'd heard heard dire tales from a lot of people including my mother, of a hellish land of books, despair doom, disdain, depression, anxiety and worthlessness - A land ruled by a merciless king called THE PROF. I thought I could handle it. I mean, after surviving four years of gruelling matric and fsc how could I have thought otherwise? But, now just a glimpse of this devil's dungeon and I am desperately looking for an exit. I dont think I'd even make a month out of it. It's a no-survival zone. No one comes out of it un-harmed! It's like being stuck in your worst nightmare with no way out. No hope. No life. Nothing. Only, pitch darkness.

Like most obtusely delusio…

Recollection of a Kemcolian pixie

US MAGAZINE, The News. - COVER STORYBy Unsa Atharprinted on 12th june, 2015.
Also present here:

Seeing my name in the KEMU list ... viola! I did it! It was a kaleidoscope of exciting memories and emotions...

As Close As It Gets! The Prof.

By Murtaza Haider

As Close As It Gets! As close as it gets the less prepared we feel.
“Time flies” they said, and well said. It has not been so long since we landed on to the Planet of the Den of Kings and Queens, the exalted K.E.M.U., and studied the First Year MBBS, often exaggeratingly regarded as the most refreshing year of medical study reign, creeping through soothing Modules, rattling Inter-modular blocks, nerve-racking sub stages and stages, here we are, at the edge of biggest rather scariest examination “The Prof”. All I feel is just like a person standing at the edge of deadly sea ready to wade in unprepared. A condition well depicted in the pic ;( Talking about the Prof, all of us might have a vague imagination of this monstrous exam created by the seniors who have succeeded in barely escaping this exam and feel ecstatic in uttering their musings and experience which might seem quite threatening to a Firstula or a bed of roses as depicted by some other seniors who always lov…

KEMU Graduate Diaries: Dr.Usama Bin Tahir

Dr.Usama Bin Tahirof batch 2012 is currently working as Emergency Medicine Resident Physician in New York Medical College. During his days in King Edward Medical University, he served as President KAPS Kemcolians Arts & Photography Society , co-founder KemUnited and had been an integral part of Kemcolians Dramatics Society, Sports Club and various other societies and projects.
"When I came to KE I thought I was done with my studies because that's what mum said all my life: "Putar bus ab parh lo agay sari umer ayash ha" Obviously turned out my life was a lie. But to enjoy I practically joined all the societies that existed. And these societies gave me something more. They gave me people. Powerful people. As in those who knew what to do with their life. So I obviously was a few years ahead of my class-fellows. And that made all the difference.
Me, I knew what I wanted to do right from early years of KEMU. Helped me focus, oriented and put my energies in right direc…


Chutyan khatam….. nahiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii….. !!
Too dramatic isn’t it….. ;) But seriously……….. at this very moment everybody;s thinking the same…….. “vacations… why you end so sooooon!!!”

Well shouting out loud does help, it lets all the frustrations out. But the reality won’t change because we need to realize that complaining is not going to do anything. The only things that console us are the good times we had at home especially the round the clock “blissful sleep”.
We think “Vacations ka THE END means life ka THE END”.
Remember that it isn't as bad as we think it is. We'll have friends/coworkers to talk to, and We'll have some routine again. Think about the fact that we’ll be back to the "real" world. We are medical students and we should focus on that. (ok I know it feels terrible even reading this, trust me we have mutual feelings, coz it feels like killing yourself right now coz our heart  aches thinking about going back to school) But this is not going to help anyone.