I spoke to students and young doctors at an event organized by the International Federation of Medical Students Association – Pakistan (IFMSA Pakistan) at Fatima Jinnah Medical University, Lahore on Thursday, 13 July 2017 via a recorded video.


Contents of My Talk

I was asked to compare the USMLE with PLAB. I also compared the working conditions for junior doctors in the US with those in the UK.

These were the points which I covered for the comparison:

  1. The course outline.
  2. Preparation time.
  3. Ease while studying with a job.
  4. The difficulty of exams.
  5. The scoring system.
  6. Passing scores.
  7. The total cost.
  8. Job opportunities.
  9. The importance of local exposure.
  10. Visa policy.
  11. Entry into the system.
  12. Entry into training.
  13. Training quality.
  14. Training duration.
  15. Working hours.
  16. Starting salary.
  17. Consultant’s salary.
  18. The difference that a welfare state makes in the UK.



  1. Hina Nasir.
  2. Muneeba Bint-e-Saeed.
  3. Nosheen Farooq.
  4. Aiza Latif Aftab.



Fatima Jinnah Medical University, Lahore.



13 July 2017 to 15 July 2017.



The event was spanned over 3 days. My talk was featured on 13 July 2017 from 16:45 to 17:15.


Facebook Event Page

You can visit the Facebook event page here.

2 thoughts on “Career Guidance Session at Fatimah Jinnah Medical University – 13 July 2017

  1. Thank you, Sir, for featuring our event on your blog! Most of all thanks for sharing your experiences and expertise with the members of IFMSA Pakistan.

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