Thoughts on Society, Medicine and Public Health Fuelled by Rudolph Virchow

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.

Advice on Writing USMLE and Fellowship Personal Statements: Gabriel Bosslet, Program Director at Indiana University

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.

#DTMH Strategies: Disease Summary – Diphtheria

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.

How much do US doctors earn?

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!

#DTMH Strategies: The Preventive Medicine Paper

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!