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Blogger Profile : Ayesha Mushtaq

Ayesha Mushtaq, Class of 2019, has been head over heels in love with KemUnited even before getting admitted to KE. She serves KemUnited in the capacity of writer, photographer and class representative. She primarily indulges in blogging about the various aspects of life at KEMU. Her favourite chill out spot in KE is the Pharma Wall, for it offers a convenient view of the campus. She wishes to accomplish the following before graduation:
  • survive 5 years of torture in the name of professional exams
  • contribute to Kemcol
  • become a good doctor
  • turn into a strong, empowered woman
  • set up her own blog and be able to reach out to a diverse audience  (Updated: August 2017 - The blog is now a reality; she blogs at )


This was where the journey of contributing to KemUnited began, only two days after the merit list came out. A bird's eye view of the closing merits for all the public sector medical colleges in Punjab.

Also published before the commencement of classes, 
this blog tells you about the writer's choices and dreams, and how she ended up in KE.

Read about the happenings during the first month spent at KE,
and how hostel life marked a new chapter of life.

Learn how to identify members of the 'theeta' species, and also why you should stay away from one if you do not belong to them.

An account of the way becoming a Kemcolian changes your life and turns you into a celebrity overnight, and the perks and privileges associated with this term.

Chronicles of a firstula's KemLife between            
the months of March and April.

The 16th All Pakistan Trilingual Declamation Championship, hosted from 28-29 April 2015 by King Edward Debating Society - through my lens.

Read the official event review of the most happening            
event in the King Edward societies' calendar! 

Read about the very happening four day journey by nine KEDS members to Rawalpindi Medical College Deabtes '15, which ended with a runners-up trophy!

10. Baba Meri Awaz Suno Na                                             
Written from the perspective of the daughter of an army 
officer, whose father is deployed in Waziristan. 

Just a few tips and tricks that may come in handy in the last month before MCAT (Medical Colleges Admission Test)

To The Land of Four Seasons

The Highest Mountains

And The Bravest People

To Pakistan.

A letter to the homeland - Independence Day Special.

An informative article that sheds light on career choices other than MBBS and BDS. 

A comparison of the closing merits of all 17 government medical colleges in Punjab, as per first merit list of 30th October 2015.

15.Call Letter Sample
Guidance for new first year.

16. Musings of a Firstula - The Final Bow
An account of the last phase of the journey through 1st year MBBS at KEMU.

17. The Unmistakable Signs of a Kemcolian
 Read along and find out how to identify a Kemcolian out of a myriad of species. A quick, guaranteed, fool-proof method!

18. Pictorial Review - KEDS' 17th All Pakistan Declamation Championship

19. Event Review - KEDS' 17th All Pakistan Declamation Championship

20. KEDS Trip to PMC
An account of the journey made by a dozen KEDS
members to Punjab Medical College Faisalabad,
from where they returned with a runners up
 trophy for KEMU!

21. All Things Prof
The typical symptoms of the onset of prof season, which begin as early as the summer vacation, are all explained here!


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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