Skip to main content

You Didn't Fail MCAT

By Laraib Saleem 

MCAT season is over now leaving a mixed atmosphere of felicity and despondency.Congratulations to all those who are going to start the journey of medical school this year.Best of luck for the new beginning.Those who could not make it to a medical college this year are advised not to freak out.Believe me MCAT or MBBS is not the end of life.

Life has much more to offer than these tests and trials.MCAT is not a destination.It was just a little burdensome part of your whole life.A three hour test is not indicative of your abilities in any case.Being unable to score well in MCAT is not even a bit close to failure.You still own the potential to outshine in every aspect of your life.Do not let that potential fade because of some admission test.

There is also a little fraction of students who are forced to opt medical as their aspiration.As a consequence,they do not score well due to lack of interest.The only recommendation for them is that go and follow your dreams.Pursue the career you like the most.Don't mould yourself according to the society's so called definition of success.Choose your dream profession.Shine in that very field.Keep in mind that success always lies in chasing your dreams.

MBBS or BDS are not the only professions you can have.There are a lot of career options still left for you.Being a pre medical student never implies that you have to do MBBS or BDS only.You can go for pharmacy,physiotherapy,microbiology,biotechnology and numerous other fields.These options are in no way inferior to MBBS.Wherever you go,work hard and prove that you are still a genius.You still have that ability to excel in every single exam of your life.Have a wider outlook of life in which you yourself are the determinant of your success and not any kind of test.

There's no need to lose hope.You can still give MCAT another chance.You are just 'One more try' far from your destination.Gap year is surely a difficult one.It will appear as the most tough phase of your life.But believe me you'll get the reward that you surely deserve.Time doesn't matter in front of your dreams.Allah is there for you every single time you feel low.If Allah has planned to grant you something, he will do that for sure.His timing varies from person to person.Maybe getting into a medical college next year is what Al Rehman has planned for you.

Don't forget that Allah is the best of planners.We can never know the betterment in his decisions.Whatever he does is always in our favour but we never know.If man becomes able enough to understand the incomprehensible happenings in his life,what would be the difference left between man and God. So be contented with his plannings because he loves you more than seventy mothers.


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