Medical Education Crisis in Pakistan
The day I first entered my university campus to pursue my degree in life science, I was part of a crowd who were sitting there unwillingly. A crowd of heartbroken students who didn’t make it to medical college and somehow managed to secure admission inside disciplines. All hopeless and furious, this brilliant crowd was starting a journey leading to nowhere.The first lecture began with an unconventional introduction, where our English professor entered the classroom and asked us to put our hats down. Everyone was surprised as no one was wearing a hat, apparently at least. The command was followed by an explanation saying to put down the iron hats we were wearing for the last 2 years.
Medical Admission Crisis - An Iron Hat
The iron hat puts immense pressure on our nerves. The race was having thousands of brilliant minds in a lane to do everything to secure a position in a medical college. The issue was addressed the very first second we attended our first class. Pressure from parents, teachers and even from the inner us put our lives on a different track. It took a few of us to medical college and the rest of us started living in despair. Who was responsible for it all? A poorly structured education system that was capable of catering for a limited number of students.The situation was pathetic and our futures were at risk. This was one limitation for the ones who didn’t make it to medical college. The ones who got into the mainstream were facing other challenges. Lack of appropriate medical education, limited resources and issues with policymaking serve as major challenges.