Archive | September 2011
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This round was criticized to be a little too difficult for the average participant in the program, but we figured that since this was a workshop on research methodology, the round dedicated to this topic should be a little tough. Once again, Tamoghna set the questions and I think this was a brilliant round. As […]
This post is a result of a Tweet that reminded me of my clinical medicine lectures from a several years ago when we were taught that as medical practitioners, we would sometimes be required to act as detectives. Here is the Tweet: Well, just learned how to test for syphilis by just shaking someone's hand. […]
Oh well, Google is finally paying some attention to its vastly overrated blogging service, Blogger aka Blogspot (where my Cargo Cult Medicine blog is hosted). Blogger has come up with “Dynamic Views”, 7 new and snazzy ways of making your blog look so very web 2.0ey. Image Credit I have just started using the Dynamic […]
This round was entirely made up by Tamoghna, and he totally deserves the kudos for this. It was a little disheartening to see the iron lung/polio connection go unidentified, even after the tell tale pic, and the ample clues we provided. But anyways these questions are always a little tricky and just in case you […]
In a rather disturbing article on their official website, WHO has come forward with some startling facts. Conventionally, polio has been endemic to four nations for the greater part of the past decade: Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nigeria, and of course, India. The last recorded polio case from China was in 1999. In the article dated 20th […]
Inquizzitive was the MQ held in course of Researching – A Foundation Workshop for Medical Research, organized at KPC Medical College, under the aegis of INFORMER.
Medical Quizzing is a tool for medical education that employs multiple skill sets, both creative and analytical, to crack the code of questions. First popularized by Dr. Krishnendu Mukherjee, a prominent surgeon of Kolkata, a proud alumnus of my alma mater and of course, a teacher par excellence, this remains one of the most grueling […]
Click pic to go to registration site. Undergraduate Medical Education in India sorely lacks any initiation into research knowledge. While I agree this MBBS training is supposed to equip people with clinical and therapeutic skills, in a world which is fast moving towards evidence based medicine, one needs minimal research skills to be able to […]
I am a big fan of Paul Levy’s Not Running A Hospital blog and have been moved by one of his recent posts. Here is a brief extract of his post: An OB/GYN doctor performed a hysterectomy on a patient in her 40′s for irregular bleeding and other problems. She had a long history of […]
Go on to read the latest summary of the best in medical blogging over at the Covert Rationing Blog written by Dr. Rich. I am glad that he found one of my posts fit to be included in his write up. Though initially it was not themed, Dr Rich decided on the theme of Jobs […]
This was the first and last time me and my mate Parijat got to organize the MediQuiz which has been given a cult status by none other than Dr. Krishnendu Mukherjee, surgeon, and one of my mentors. This time we had planned it out such that there would be a smattering of different elements to […]
Since my last post on the issue of industry affiliation and authorship in the BMJ (read it here), I have been taking a look into the issue of conflicts of interest. And today, I came across this brilliant TED Talk by Dan Ariely: The main thing about this talk, and in general about conflict of […]