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This week’s Grand Rounds is up at Health 3.0 Blog on Tumblr. Check it out here. One of my posts has gone into this week’s round up. The next edition is due to go up on Dr. Rich’s blog, The Covert Rationing Blog. Check out his call for posts here. In other news, I have […]
I was reminded of this story that I had read in the NY Times an age ago. its about a whale that meanders the waters of the world, all alone. Unlike others of his ilk, this whale has been uniquely disadvantaged. Here is what one desperately touched blogger had to say about it: Unlike all […]
Foreword: Well, those of my readers who do not know me personally (I am talking to you two there, thanks for coming to read it!) will not be able to understand where this foreword is coming from, but it is meant for a person who is very close to my heart. One of my best […]
Alright, with all the hate and fear and negative stuff going around for the last few days, I decided to can it. Come on folks, let’s move on already and let peace reign. And with that let me provide, for your entertainment, the Anesthetists’ Hymn, a parody of “Total Eclipse of the Heart” – a […]
Here is what Wikipedia defines the Streisand effect as: The Streisand effect is a primarily online phenomenon in which an attempt to hide or remove a piece of information has the unintended consequence of publicizing the information more widely. It is named after American entertainer Barbra Streisand, whose attempt in 2003 to suppress photographs of […]
I have not been able to spend much time online of late owing to a multitude of reasons, but when I came back online today, I was hit squarely by this: Epiren is not just a tweep I follow, but one of the most prolific bloggers around. LizDitz has outlined a detailed summary of the […]
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I know I am supposed to put up the answer to MediQuiz #3 before I go on to post the next question, but it is past midnight and I am a little knackered to write up the post and do justice to it. Tomorrow, maybe. Procrastination, every medical student’s best friend… Anyways, this is a […]
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Rant Alert: The post below comes from a MCQ-mauled, beleaguered medical student who is suffering an early mid-life crisis. So switch off your brain cells before you commence reading! If you are the type whose sensibilities are easily hurt, turn back. You have been warned… Bit of news from today’s newspaper.
From January 1, 2012, there will be a new set of rules outlining the time between attempts for USMLE. The ECFMG Reporter outlines the present rules which shall be applicable for examinees taking the tests before that date: – For the computer-based examinations (Step 1, Step 2 CK, and Step 3), you may take the […]
My first submission to the Grand Rounds, Vol 7, No. 47 has been accepted. It was hosted over at Dr. Edward Pullen’s blog. While I keep wondering why everyone mis-spells my name, I do not take an issue with respect to Dr. P because he has taken the trouble of giving a face to me […]
Scientists often are classed to be a group who are so lost within the intricacies of their vast subjects that they forget to look out into the world or explore the horizons of other specialties. We often tend to stereotype scientists into certain classes and blocks based on the achievements they garnered in their respective […]
Well, this MediQuiz question is dedicated in the memory of an individual who has revolutionized the world of medical research, more details of which I shall give in the next post. The clue for this one is that it is not a disease or a clinical entity but rather a tool which is used day […]
Yeah, once again, almost everyone got it right. There are few songs that tend to stick in your head as much as stayin’ alive does, and indeed, it is just the right beat to make your CPR go along with. Some people are also of the opinion that Another one bites the dust by Queen […]
A shocking tweet: Popular health blog "Impactednurse" written by ER nurse closes down "due to problems with his employer" goo.gl/speJs Tw/FB removed 2— Ves Dimov, M.D. (@DrVes) August 14, 2011 According to The Riot Act, Ian Miller’s very popular blog, ImpactEDnurse, has been shut down owing to problems with his employer, The Canberra Hospital. Since […]
Well, this might seem like a stupid question to ask, but yesterday a medical student contacted me and posed before me several important queries as to the merits of busting one’s… erm, neurons… in winning the KVPY scholarship when the pressure of medical school was already too much to handle. That got me thinking, and […]
Fiona Godlee has written a very interesting Editorial in the BMJ and this tweet of hers made me think on this issue: For a while in the 90s NEJM banned editorials and reviews from authors linked to industry. Should the BMJ try this? http://bit.ly/rczXJt— fiona godlee (@fgodlee) August 11, 2011 I oppose the blanket ban […]
WhiteCoat’s Call Room is one of my most favorite blogs and I just went all ROTFLMAO when I read this: How Betadine Almost Got Me Arrested. Now is he becoming the Dick Feynman of Medicine, eh? And a pic of the poopy brilliance:
Dr. Ves Dimov asks an important question via When are you starting a Journal Club on Google Plus?. And I am interested because using social media for medical education is one of my prime areas of interest. In response to one of my posts, Dr. Arin Basu left his proposal to use Google + hangouts […]
If you want another go at the MediQuiz question, then click on this LINK! Answer and explanations after the jump! So I did not think that so many people will get it correct, and by correct, I mean absolutely bang on the target! While this is indeed a heartening thing to see that our medical […]
I made this using Bubbl.us which seems like a pretty decent tool to make simple flowcharts and stuff. What do you think of this? Important tool to aid visual learners?
Tabula Rasa is four years old now. And we need to know how you have felt about it in these years. For that purpose, we have developed a short survey that will hardly take 2 minutes to fill out. Please fill it out HERE. Tabula Rasa has had an interesting history. Started in our medical […]
I will post the answer to MediQuiz #1 tonight (or tomorrow morning) but several people have already got it bang on. I am waiting for a couple of more people, who shall not be free till later tonight, to have a go at it before I post the answers. And in the meanwhile, to keep […]
So, I have been reading several of my blogging mates writing on their blogs medical questions and queries and I was wondering if I could do something similar on my blog as well. I was worried that it might not be in keeping with the tone of my blog, but my blogging mentor, Nipon, assured […]
The foundations of the Indian Medical Education System is based on the principles of testing students via the use of MCQs. Whilst the system is probably the best possible way of evaluating a student objectively, and without letting subjective bias creeping in on the results (which is often the case in the in-course MBBS examinations, […]
So I was discussing about the contents of this document forwarded to me by a mentor of mine and I was surprised when my friend suddenly said that she did not think that goold, ol’ materialistic me was so left leaning! That was when I realized that I had to get this post out there. […]
I have had this presentation made by Dr. Avinash Supe, Professor and HOD, Department of Gastrosurgery, KEM Hospital and Seth GS Medical College and was waiting for the right time to publish it online. It seems like the time is now here! Knowing how the Google Docs to WordPress thingy does not always work smoothly, […]
So according to the latest update on the website of the Medical Council of India, the proposed merging of state and national level entrance examinations for the post graduate education is going on as planned, despite the stiff opposition from certain sections. Though this notification is a bit vague and in no way a complete […]
TOI Headlines While this is nothing new, it does not reflect well on the Indian healthcare system. I wonder what kind of surgery she needs that she had to leave India! Now while she is gone, the Twindian netizens seem to have gone into a frenzy and hence has led to AIIMS being a trending […]