So this post follows on from one previous post about the spammy email practices of Docplexus, a networking site for doctors, and has been incited by a deluge of emails which kept pinging my inbox non-stop. I first noted that they were celebrating the achievement of a wonderful milestone – 250,000 medics signing up for their site – through a nicely made video on their … Continue reading Social Media for Doctors: Signing up for online professional networking sites? Consider these points first
Cochrane is a British non-profit, non-governmental organization formed to organize medical research findings so as to facilitate evidence-based choices about health interventions faced by health professionals, patients, and policy makers. They have recently circulated a press release outlining their new interactive learning courses which seem very interesting to me. Check out the details of the same below: PRESS RELEASE: Cochrane at the forefront of training … Continue reading Cochrane Presents Interactive Learning Courses
There are very limited opportunities for Indian medical students and even residency trainees, to engage in high quality mentorship program focusing on development of research skills. The newly launched DIPS program is one such. I am reproducing the content from the India Alliance website below. You can check their site out here. Rapid developments in biomedicine and information technology are ushering in a new age … Continue reading Research Mentorship for MBBS/MD Students in India: The Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance Program
I receive all kinds of emails from people who stumble across this blog. A couple of weeks ago, I received an email from the team behind something called Compendium Medicine. This is a project by two Dutch medical students, based out of Amsterdam, who are trying to bring a medical textbook which caters to the needs of the students. They label this as a resource “of … Continue reading Compendium Medicine: A Textbook “of the students, by the students and for the students”
Given the stance taken by the 45th President of the United States, many graduates from International Medical Schools were apprehensive about the outcome of the USMLE match this year. The apprehensions were reflected by the fact that for the first time since 2013 there was a dip in the number of total applicants as well as active applicants for the match. The advance data declared … Continue reading USMLE in times of Trump: How did the IMGs fare this time around?
Each year, around the time of AIPG counseling, I get a fair number of emails asking about PSM as a career option. These question are mostly from students who have not really considered PSM as a career option, and hence, do not have the information or evidence needed to take an informed call. I usually try my best to provide what I think is my evidence … Continue reading PSM as a Career Option: #4 Will I Regret Choosing PSM if all I Want is a Clinical Branch?
Each year, around the time of AIPG counseling, I get a fair number of emails asking about PSM as a career option. These question are mostly from students who have not really considered PSM as a career option, and hence, do not have the information or evidence needed to take an informed call. I usually try my best to provide what I think is my evidence … Continue reading PSM as a Career Option: #3 What do we Learn in MD PSM and does it Help Later in Life?