Pakistan’s Medical Schools – Where the Women Rule

In a country better known for honor killings of women and low literacy rates for girls, Pakistan’s medical schools are a reflection of how women’s roles are evolving. Women now make up the vast majority of students studying medicine, a gradual change that’s come about after a quota favoring male admittance into medical school was lifted in 1991.

In a country which has a world wide reputation of holding back their women, even to the extent of shooting them dead for daring to teach, the above is a heartening story from Rebecca Santana which shows that women are working harder and achieving greater success than their male counterparts in the medical field of studies.

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