Originally Posted by shadow
good luck in Pak. Highly recommend you work on your Urdu if it doesn't come naturally to you. If you sound too gora people will take advantage of your naivete. Also do check-in on qualification requirements in US when you come back after studying abroad. I think you'll have to take some kind of exam from hell before you can practice.
As a bonus you'll be instantly popular with the ladies simply because you have the good 'ol USA stamp on you ;)
Thanks dude. I can speak urdu fairly fluently but I do have the "gora" (that means white/American) accent since I was born and raised in Cali. I can't read or right much at all. I'm planning on studying urdu when I get there cause school doesn't start till jan. So from summer till then, I'll try to get urdu under control.
After I get back, I have to take the USMLE's. Which are hard but a lot of people who work hard have gotten really good grades on their first try. Like above the 90th percentile. Plus, certain schools go out of their way to prepare students for USMLE, the Australian test, and the British test (PLAB, i think).
If anyone knows of someone who went to med school out of US and came back, help me get in contact please. All advice is great.