Pakistan
NMO GENERAL INFORMATION
Pakistan IFMSA-Pakistan
LANGUAGE
REQUIRED LANGUAGE
Urdu
English
(GMT+05:00) Islamabad, Karachi, Tashkent
Pakistani rupee
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Pakistan (IFMSA-Pakistan) - Lahore SKZMDC

8 SCOPE STUDENTS
0 SCORE STUDENTS
SCOPE EXCHANGE CONDITIONS
SCORE EXCHANGE CONDITIONS
http://www.ifmsapakistan.org
NEOs
Kiran Zarnab Khalid
NOREs
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WELCOME NOTE
ASALAM U ALIKUM!!!

Welcome to the Explore page of IFMSA-PAKISTAN.
We are happy you have chosen Pakistan for your upcoming exchange… Pakistanis are well-known for their hospitality and generosity. You will definitely fall in love with the country, its people and its traditions. we believe Pakistan will give you lifetime memories…
OVERVIEW
The name Pakistan means ‘land of the pure’ in Persian and Urdu.
Pakistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, is a country in South Asia. It is the world’s sixth-most populous country with a population of more than 212 million people. It is the 36th-largest country in the world in terms of area.
Pakistan is a profound blend of landscapes varying from plains to deserts, forests, hills, and plateaus ranging from the sunny beach and coastal areas of the Arabian Sea in the south to the snowcapped mountains of the Karakoram range in the north. In addition to being known for K-2, which is the second-highest mountain in world, Pakistan also has several lakes and rivers, including the Indus River, which is 1,800 miles (2,896 kilometers) long. Pakistan is also home to Taxila, the oldest known university in the world. In the north, leading from China, through Kashmir, is a famous ancient silk road. The world’s longest glacial system outside the polar regions – the Biafo Glacier – is in Pakistan. The ‘Khewra Salt Mine’ in Pakistan is the second largest and oldest salt mine in the world. Pakistan has the only fertile desert in the world – the Tharparkar desert – located in Sindh province.
Pakistan lies in the temperate zone, immediately above the tropic of cancer. The climate varies from tropical to temperate. Arid conditions exist in the coastal south, characterized by a monsoon season with adequate rainfall and a dry season with lesser rainfall, while abundant rainfall is experienced by the province of Punjab, and wide variations between extremes of temperature at given locations.
HEALTH CARE SYSTEM
Pakistan has a mixed health system that includes public, private, civil society, philanthropic contributors, and donor agencies. In Pakistan, health care delivery to the consumers is systematized through four modes of preventive, promotive, curative, and rehabilitative services. The private sector attends 70% of the population through a diverse group of trained health team members. The infrastructure of public health service delivery of Pakistan consist of 5000 basic health units, 600 rural health centers, 7500 other first-level care facilities and over 100,000 lady health workers which are providing basic health care services across the country. As far as secondary care hospitals are concerned there are 989 hospitals, at tehsil and district levels which are responsible for the referrals.
MEDICAL EDUCATION
Pakistan Medical and Dental Council along with College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan two most important regulatory bodies in Pakistan. Many institutes in Pakistan have adopted Integrated Modular Curriculum designed on the spiral model as directed by World Federation of Medical Education (WFME). There are multiple societies working for development of Medical Education at undergraduate level conducting different international conferences with basic theme of education of health professionals. There are many opportunities such as MME courses, M.phil and PHD offered by many institutes. This progress in field of Medical Education is resulting into creating 7 star doctors, health professionals and researchers.
TRANSPORTATION
IFMSA PAKISTAN will send someone to pick the student up from Allama Iqbal International Airport Lahore upon arrival. In the cities, transportation is mainly by Taxi( uber / careem), local public bus, metro train, local transport (auto-rickshaws).
We will gladly offer as much help as we can to ease your transportation during your stay.
We will take care of all transportation costs for the social program and the pick-up, and that students will be closely in touch with us and CPs during their exchange to ensure their safety
SOCIAL PROGRAM
This consists of multiple weekends filled with fun activities to get to know the Pakistani culture, to see different parts of the hosting city for outdoor/indoor activities (cafe, restaurants, local culture, etc) and to meet other students. Our Local Comittees do their best to make our students feel comfortable and enjoy their stay to the fullest. Additionally, we may plan trips to show different parts of Pakistan as a post-Exchange trip.
MUST SEE
Every city has its own charm and a lot of places to visit each waiting to take you by surprise and leave you in awe. The Local Committee will guide you about the main attractions suiting your preference.
CULTURAL DIFFERENCES
Formal dress code with a white coat is a must in hospitals.
Smoking is prohibited in public areas such as hospitals, cinema halls, public transport, etc.
Forbidden to drink Alcohol or deal with drugs
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