Well, that sounds like an odd assortment of topics to group under the same heading, does it not? Well, today I had the misfortune of experiencing first hand what Feynman had described ages ago in Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman? As my blog readers might know, I had an examination today, and before you ask me, I will submit that it did not go all … Continue reading The Map of the Cat Conundrum: Richard Feynman and AIIMS November 2011
So this is a bit of a mishmash of a post. Google Plus is finally being opened up to the Google Apps users! Phew. That settles the hash of using my old Gmail address solely for the purpose of sticking stuff in the Google Plus panel! Anyways. With over 40 million users in a few short months, G+ seems like the place to be as … Continue reading Google+ for Google Apps, Open Lab and Exam Musings
From January 1, 2012, there will be a new set of rules outlining the time between attempts for USMLE. The ECFMG Reporter outlines the present rules which shall be applicable for examinees taking the tests before that date: – For the computer-based examinations (Step 1, Step 2 CK, and Step 3), you may take the examination no more than four times within a 12-month period. … Continue reading USMLE: New Rules for Time Between Attempts
For a profession that primarily concentrates on the well being of the human being, we seem to be very disconnected with the suffering person. We hide behind the facades of cases/bed no./patient ID or sometimes, even diagnoses/differential diagnoses to depersonalize the man who is suffering the disease. We end up diagnosing the disease, treating the disease, whereas we were supposed to diagnose the patient, treat … Continue reading The Tyranny of Diagnosis
This post was written on an old blog of mine when the common entrance test for the medical under and post graduation levels were being mulled. Now it seems the big shots have reached a final decision and there seems to be a consensus on making a united, single exam in the form of the Common Entrance Test. This post was written a few months … Continue reading A Common Test?
Now before you ass-u-me that the post is about counting down to the new year and start abusing my poor mathematical skills (they are poor, sadly) let me make it clear: it is not. It is about my upcoming examination. I have two big-ass exams looming large ahead of me, on the 9th January, 2011 and 23rd january, 2011. And I am counting down to … Continue reading Counting Down: 25 Days to go!
This is an introduction to a new series of posts which I hope I shall be able to keep going despite my busy (read: lazy) schedule in life: Medical Pimping. Now, this particular post has been heavily influenced by the folks over at Life in the Fast Lane who blogged about the art and science of Medical Pimping here. I am not going to tautologize the … Continue reading An Introduction to Medical Pimping