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
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
For those who are acquiring the eligibility to sit for the Royal College of Physicians, London, iteration of the DTM&H examination through the MSF’s Global Health and Humanitarian Medicine course, this is a short primer introducing them to the slightly confusing, extremely helpful, and somewhat user-unfriendly Moodle platform which forms the foundation stone for the year-long preparation trek! Continue reading #DTMH Strategies: Using the GHHM Site
An octogenarian gentleman was brought into the emergency room of a government-run hospital, the Nilratan Sarkar Medical College and Hospital, colloquially known as NRS, a respected medical teaching institute in the eastern Indian city of Kolkata. The gentleman, however, failed to respond to treatment, and unfortunately, expired. The patient’s family was, expectedly, distraught. However, their grief took a vicious expression. Within hours, two truckloads of … Continue reading #SaveTheDoctors: Indian Doctors Raise their Voices Demanding Safe Workplaces