Dr. Hafiz Waleed Malik got his MBBS degree last year. Dr waleed 29 gold medals awards for being the best in various courses. But he has said that he hasn’t been hired by any hospital yet.
A few days ago, Dr. Malik answered a question on Instagram by saying that he had tried to get a job at several hospitals but had not been hired. He also said that jobs are given based on connections instead of skills.
“Applied for 20+ hospitals, didn’t get job. The situation of jobs is 98% luck and 2% skill. This is what I saw, but I could be wrong. Only the best people should win, but this system can’t be fixed, he had said.
People took a picture of his story right away, and it went viral in no time.
Dr. Malik told BBC that he got his MBBS from Amiruddin Medical College in Lahore and did his residency at the Lahore General Hospital.
“When I was done with my house job, I started looking for work in private hospitals. “They hadn’t started hiring yet in government hospitals,” said the 24-year-old.
Dr Malik said this about the culture of recommendations that makes it hard to get a job in the field of medicine in Pakistan: “Most private hospitals don’t have open positions, and even when they do, medical graduates are hired based on the recommendations of professors.”
“I think it’s common for people to get jobs through word of mouth. This is the truth.”
He also told BBC that the “sifarish culture” is real in the country, and that this is true for both regular students and top students. He said he didn’t want to get a lot of attention on social media.
Dr. Malik said that things in both public and private schools should be the same.