Abdul Subhan Zahid, a house officer at Lahore General Hospital
Abdul Subhan Zahid is a 24-year-old House Officer at Lahore General Hospital. He has spent one year at the hospital learning general surgery and emergency surgery. Abdul assists surgeons and professors on elective operations. He is on call 24/7, and typically works 10 hours per day, with a rotation every two months to learn a new specialist area.
He knew he wanted to become a doctor at 15 years of age, when he attended the CARE adopted City District Government Quila Lachman Singh High School for Boys.
Abdul said: “The teachers helped me a lot with Physics, Maths, Chemistry, and Biology. They were very dynamic. They had a great level of core competence and knowledge of their subject matter. My favourite subjects were Biology and Maths. The teachers inspired me and helped shape me on my journey to becoming a doctor. They were simply marvelous.”
The CARE Foundation helped Abdul to get into Government College University, by awarding him a college scholarship to pursue F. Sc Pre-medical program.
Abdul said: “I couldn’t have got into the best college in Lahore without the CARE Foundation’s help.”
He is a registered medical practitioner in Pakistan and, after studying general surgery and plastic surgery, he now has ambitions to complete the FCPS in Pakistan and the FRCR Fellowship at the Royal College of Radiology in the UK. His goal to become a radiologist will take a further four years of training in Pakistan and two to three years in the UK.
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