A pretty pointless post where I ramble on about some of the most powerful aphorisms and sayings of Rudolph Virchow, the master pathologist, the shrewd politician, and the craftsman of immortal aphorisms. In times of inspiration deficiency, turning to the masters is never a bad idea, and like Osler, Virchow never fails to come up with something smart, short and motivating. Here is a selection of Virchowisms chosen purely based on personal biases and opinions. Continue reading Thoughts on Society, Medicine and Public Health Fuelled by Rudolph Virchow
Dr. Gabriel Bosslet, Program Director of the Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Department at Indian University, recently wrote a Twitter thread where he details his views on what constitutes a good Personal Statement for Fellowship applicants. While there was resounding disagreements, several of his arguments were quite valid, and are likely to be reflected in many PDs, across Fellowship and USMLE Residency programs. This is a brief reflection on his twitter thread. Continue reading Advice on Writing USMLE and Fellowship Personal Statements: Gabriel Bosslet, Program Director at Indiana University
Indiblogger, the network for Indian blogs and bloggers, has recently shuttered its doors. The automated materials stay on, but the folks behind this labor of love, are gone. This provokes some thoughts on why I blog (or not), what happened to the blogosphere in the fifteen years I have been blogging, and whether I should continue blogging or not. In other words, a personal rant! Continue reading Indiblogger Closes Shop: Another Nail in the Coffin for Blogging?
There are a lot of unfortunate realities about life in capitalist societies, particularly in the United States – one of the main issues being that corporations try to profit off anything and everything. What’s one of the most important things for a human being? Their health and well-being. This, sadly, means that those in charge of Big Pharma and the healthcare industries can charge an … Continue reading Telehealth Will Change the Healthcare Industry in the US
While preparing for the group activities or quizzes for the GHHM Course, we come across a lot of disease conditions, and one of the strategies that I tried to adopt was to create short notes on the individual diseases, as well as study up the public health approach to prevent and control epidemics or outbreaks of these diseases. Here is the disease profile for Diphtheria. Continue reading #DTMH Strategies: Disease Summary – Diphtheria
In this blog post, I take a peek at the summary slides presented for the Medscape Physician Compensation Report, 2019. Like every year, there are some interesting trends and findings, and, like every year, I long for such a national survey for Indian doctors! Continue reading How much do US doctors earn?
One of the most challenging parts of the DTM&H examination is the preventive medicine paper, which basically comprises of five questions, each carrying twenty marks, all of which you have to answer in one hour. It is the section where South Asian candidates perform the worst in! Continue reading #DTMH Strategies: The Preventive Medicine Paper