How would you examine a male patient? (DRE digital rectal exam is their favourite)
I mentioned female illiteracy. So, she wanted me to tell that what have I done at grass root level to help the cause and how I educated my maids. I replied that mass media is a better way to reach out to them.
(This interview was bilingual; english and urdu.)
Well, soon the the intimidating interview started.
But then, Dr Asad stopped me in the middle.
Mama Parsi was a very strict school, marks would be subtracted from our daily report for every small mistake we made (I did not quite like it there but don't ever say anything negative about your school), if we were late for assignments, if we talked in class or interrupted the teacher. It made me very disciplined in life, taught me time management skills and very proper behavior. I learnt to respect my seniors and my teachers.
St. Joseph Convent, well, it was a missionary school. Much less strict than my previous school. Teachers taught us for a monthly salary of a thousand rupees. Education was virtually free. Teachers just came in to teach us in hope for seeing a better future for Pakistan, they instilled in us a deep sense of patriotism.
I think there is hope for the country. I am optimistic and optimism pays off. My teachers taught me that even if there is one good fish in the ocean, everything will work out. We all have to learn to see the light in the darkest of places. We all have to work.
Dr Asad, I cannot give you any guarantee at this moment but 10 years from now I will come to tell you that I have fulfilled my promise.
Just then the personal assistant came to my rescue “sir ab ka patient so and so wait kar rahe hai**”
Then, he asked me if I had any questions.
Me: Yeah. I saw a video about AKU that computer software simulators are used to train AKU residents for real life crisis situations. Is that technology available for my course ?
Kidding. Stay Cool B)
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