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IELTS vs OET

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For all the PLAB aspirants, here’s a guide on how to navigate through the selection of language test that is an essential for all the IMGs. I have included some links for the terms that come up during this discussion since this blog post is about which language test should be opted in individual circumstances.Before going through with the discussion, there is a link for some general information about PLAB for the beginners.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Professional_and_Linguistic_Assessments_Board
IELTS:The International English Language Testing System is an English language proficiency test for higher education and global migration.You need to take prove your proficiency in English for taking PLAB exam and applying for GMC registration (like PMDC registration in Pakistan).   IELTS has four sections; reading, writing, speaking and listening.To be eligible for sitting in PLAB 1, you need to have a score of 7.5 overall and minimum of 7.0 in each section. With this score you can apply for…

Forensic Medicine and Toxicology Guide

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FORENSIC MEDICINE AND TOXICOLOGY
GENERAL GUIDANCE: FORENSIC IS A SUBJECT THAT CAN  BE PREPARED IN A RELATIVELY LESS TIME AND NEEDS A LOT LESS CONCEPTS AS COMPARED TO PATHOLOGY AND PHARMACOLOGY. BUT HERE COMES THE SAD PART ,SOME CRAMMING IS ALSO REQUIRED. 
TOXICOLOGY IS THE PART THAT NEEDS THE MOST CRAMMING. THE BEST WAY TO PREPARE IT FOR PROF IS TO LEARN ONE OR TWO POISONS DAILY DURING YOUR PREP LEAVE.  DOING THIS WILL SAVE YOU BELIEVE ME.


disclaimer: Red text means v imp, Green text means imp and Black means average
FORENSIC MEDICINE NRA IS THE MAIN BOOK, TABLES AND FLOW CHARTS ARE VERY IMPORTANT ,you can use terse if you want to look kin to detail of some imp topic 🔺🔺🔺FIRST FOUR CHAPTERS OF NRA (1 SEQ+3 MCQS)
⧭FORENSIC MEDICINE definition of forensic medicine(pg2) table 1.1 full and partial laboratory system  fig 1.3 ⧭LAW,COURTS OF LAW AND COURT EVIDENCE(prepare complete chapter) definition of law(common law statute law civil law criminal law act/ordinance courts of first,second,t…

A MAN OF IMPLACABLE WISDOM: PROFESSOR DR. FAISAL MASUD (1954-2019) - Part 3

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By Dr. Ali Madeeh Hashmi
“Qazwini wondered if Khwarizmi felt a sense of restlessness as he approached life’s end. Did his determinations and calculations about the universe no longer give him the sense of intellectual triumph that he once felt? Had he discovered that like the search for meaning in human existence, exactitude in sciences and mathematics was also an illusion?” Musharraf Ali Farooqi-“The Merman and the Book of Power”


Part-III
(Links to Part 1 & Part 2)
In 2006, I had been living in the USA for over 12 years and I was restless and bored. My original purpose for coming to America had long since been fulfilled. I had graduated King Edward Medical College in 1991 and, cynical and disillusioned with the medical education system in Pakistan and, to some extent, with Pakistan itself, I had come to America. Faisal sahib had not been encouraging about it; he had told me in no uncertain terms that he thought people who lived in America were self-centered and wealth obsessed, an o…

Surgery: A Comprehensive Guide

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By  Dr. Ammar Anwar Class of 2019




If I were to make a list of the most terrifying subjects in MBBS, Surgery would surely top the list. Part of the reason is the fact that we are so used to studying subjects that eventually tie into Medicine, that the prospect of studying and passing a subject that is notorious for its difficult, heavy books and constantly increasing number of supplees scares us. While Surgery certainly appears to be different from the other subjects of final year, when you get down to studying it you'll find a lot of overlap between medicine and surgery. Most of the organ systems will eventually overlap, with the difference being their surgical procedures, of course.




You can overcome your fear of surgery by laying out a schedule and sticking to it. And to make a schedule, you need to know what topics need the most time and attention, which brings me to the first section of this post - "TOS".


1. Table of Specifications (TOS)






2. Detailed BreakdownGeneral Surgery…