Shifa students continue tradition of excellence

Mian Arshad

Islamabad—The graduates of Shifa College of Medicine have upheld the standards of excellence in their under graduate traiing by scoring higher than average scores in USMLE Step-I and II examinations.
The credit for this goes to college faculty the effort of the students and leadership of principal Dr. Syed Shoaib Hussain Shah.
In 2014, Shifa graduates surpassed their counterpart international medical graduates (IMGs) by a significant margin. This trend continues this year too, as shown in the ECFMG report. The USMLE mean score of Shifa graduates was 225.1 as compared to 210.7 for other IMGs. This past percentage of students in this examination was 93.8% for Shifa and 77.6% for other IMGs.
Students from Shifa achieved a mean score of 226.6 in the step-II clinical knowledge examination while other IMGs scored 223.7. The pass percentage of students in step-II was 80.6% for Shifa while for other IMGs the pass rate was 77.9%. In step-II clinical skills examination the pass percentage of Shifa graduates was 91.3% while for other IMGs this was 81.9%.

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