MIC hosts first 'How to Medical School' panel


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Attendees listen as panelists talk about their experiences.

Memphis Islamic Center held its first ever career workshop on August 13 with panelists from different stages of the medical field explaining how to medical school.

Dr. Nadeem Zafar, who is relocating to Seattle, Washington, led the panel. He explained the ins and outs of the application process, what it takes to get accepted to a medical school and the work that it takes to endure through those crucial years.

"Just keep turning to God, and keep your faith strong," Dr. Zafar said.

Third-year medical school students Mustafa Motiwala and Iman Abutineh who are currently in their rotation period, explained to the young attendees how they dealt with pressures of exams and studies all while trying to balance out a life as a young person.

Resident Shan Khan explained what exactly residency is, how placements work and how working hard is the ultimate decider of how one can control their situation as a medical student.

"It was very informative and gave me insights on the next steps I have to take to learn whether or not medical school is for me," said Isbah Qureshi, a senior at Germantown High School, in regards to the panel.

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