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1st Year MBBS Histology Slides (Update: 2020)

By Ahmad Abdullah (BATCH 2023)

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Shoulder Joint Assessment Physiotherapy

Here's the complete PowerPoint Presentation on Shoulder Joint Assessment:
Subject: Physiotherapy Evaluation and Treatment.  DPT 4th Year Student.

Pursuing Neurology Residency in the US

Pursuing Neurology Residency in the US
(By Hamid Ali Batch 2017)

A lot of people have recently been asking about pursuing Neurology residency in the US. Since I was in the same confused state of mind last year, I decided to write something about it.
Neurology is a specialty that has a direct induction instead of being a fellowship like other IM sub-specialties. Residency in it is a 4-year program with the first year being in IM which can be either in the same hospital or different depending on the type of program (details below). 
Neurology has a lower mean score of Step 1 among the accepted applicants compared to IM and that is because of "less applicants to number of positions" ratio.  Scope of Neurology The reason why few people apply to this field is mainly because it’s not as lucrative as other fields like Cardiology and GI, due to less intervention/procedure opportunities. But this trend is changing, as new treatment modalities are being developed and a lot of research …

Self-isolation-Coronavirus | Stay home stay safe

                                                    STAY HOME STAY SAFE
With the cases of Corona reaching near 900 in Pakistan , it is requested to people to stay self-isolated / quarantined in their homes.
It is to remain confined to your houses and avoid contact with people (also your family members if you have symptoms like flu, fever or have encountered some corona patient). You should only go out if necessary .
The virus spreads through respiratory droplets of patients or through close contact with them (less than 6 ft.). It may infect you by touching the things already infected by the virus and then touching your mouth , nose or eyes. On average , a patient infects 2 to 3 people if no safety measures are taken. So its better to self-isolate than to get infected unknowingly and spread it to your loved ones.
You can utilize this time to explore your talents by doing different things like ;
⦁doing Zikr or recit…

How to fight COVID-19? What you can do to protect yourself

As we are in our houses for a few days now, exonerated from our daily lives of academics, it might get, or already getting for some, a bit stressful amidst all the tension going on in the world.

With the number of confirmed cases rising just above 90 in our own country, the situation seems alarming.

But it is what it is now, and we have to face it. There's no need to panic, but certainly need to be cautious and aware. 

Coronavirus is the kind of virus that causes the disease COVID-19, leading to respiratory illness. It has been declared a pandemic by WHO (World health organisation) as it's affecting thousands of people around the globe. 
Let's explore some facts about COVID-19 and the prevention strategy as the situation prevails. What Are The Main Signs And Symptoms Of COVID-19?  According to WHO, the followingsymptoms appear in 2-14 days of exposure:
Fever Cough Shortness of breath In more severe cases, it causes pneumonia, severe acute respiratory distress syndrome, and acute …

Ophthalmology: Drugs

Here's a file containing the compilation of the drugs that are mostly used in ophtho and of course, asked during the ward tests and prof table vivas. Everything is pretty haphazardly stated in the other files, so I hope this will prove helpful to all of you, as much as it did for me when I created it.

Note: You don't have to memorize all the side effects of the drugs but just have some basic knowledge about the main ones so you're able to answer whenever you're asked, especially if there's a specific side effect that you need to remember. Same old pharmacology tricks.
The important parts are: the mechanism of action of the drug, the clinical uses, and the contraindications, and you're good to go! Lastly, for the cycloplegics, half-life is something you definitely want to remember.

Class Drug MOA S/Es Uses non-selective B-blocker Levobunolol Blockage of B1,B2 receptors. Blockage of B2 (rich in ciliary body epithelium) reduces AQ production, lowering I…