Dermatology Topics for ICMR-STS

Can you suggest ideas for ICMR research (STS) in dermatology? For ICMR-STS, you have to depend on a guide from your medical school. So, it would largely be guided by her/his experience of working in the medical school. The topic that you can do, would depend on what kind of clinical materials, patients and mentorship you have access to in your medical school. First, I would … Continue reading Dermatology Topics for ICMR-STS

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PSM as a Career Option #5: Community Medicine Senior Residency in AIIMS

What are the pros and cons of joining as a senior resident (Community Medicine) in All India Institute of Medical Sciences? Which AIIMS are you referring to? There are several now! It is always a BIG plus to work in AIIMS, New Delhi. Not only do you get to work closely with the doyens of the discipline, but also gain an invaluable toehold in the … Continue reading PSM as a Career Option #5: Community Medicine Senior Residency in AIIMS

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Social Media for Doctors: Signing up for online professional networking sites? Consider these points first

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

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The Ills of Rattlesnake Pills

In the weird news section of the day, comes this one: child falls sick with lethal salmonella infection after consuming rattlesnake pills. Yeah, you got that right. Someone was feeding a child rattlesnake meat, all dried up and powdered, in the form of pills, hoping something miraculous woould happen. This media release from the CDC retains a stiff upper lip while proclaiming: The Centers for … Continue reading The Ills of Rattlesnake Pills

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Mapping Kolkata’s Hospitals with Google Maps: Crowdsourced GeoHealth

I received an email update from Google Maps about a brilliant initiative that is going to be of special importance in this season of “unknown” acute febrile illness affecting a large cross-section of the society. I am reproducing the full text of the linked post from the Google Maps Local Guides Connect web page. Do let me know if this is breaching copyright issues and … Continue reading Mapping Kolkata’s Hospitals with Google Maps: Crowdsourced GeoHealth

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Docplexus and the Dicey Email Spam

OK. So, I have not blogged twice in such quick succession in a long long time… that can only mean one thing: I am procrastinating on a deadline! Anyway, that apart, a few things happened over the past few days which prompted me to write this post. So, to start with, this is basically a “crib post”, the TL;DR version being: Docplexus is a social … Continue reading Docplexus and the Dicey Email Spam

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