Literature Search Workshop at UCMS: Extra-Curricular Academics at the MEU

The Medical Education Unit at the University College of Medical Sciences, where I am now doing my residency, is a small, but super-active group of people, and they presented today a workshop on Literature Searching and Reference Management. Although the target audience was mainly the Residents, there was some spill-over as well. There were students from 3rd Semester, Final Semester and even an Intern or … Continue reading Literature Search Workshop at UCMS: Extra-Curricular Academics at the MEU

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Despatch from Narela: Another Rural Posting Experience

It has been quite a long hiatus since I last wrote here, and a plethora of changes have affected my life since then. I hope to write about them sometime, and start writing here on a more regular basis, as before. Tonight’s post comes from a sleepy place called Narela, situated at the Delhi-Haryana border, where I have been posted at a District Hospital for … Continue reading Despatch from Narela: Another Rural Posting Experience

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MAHE: A Fantastic Test Experience of an Unfair Evaluation System

I took the Manipal MD/MS PG Entrance examination today (aka MAHE) and as it was the first ever online test I was going to sit for, I was naturally a little excited and tensed about it. I managed to work it up to a bit of a useless frenzy last night. But I must say the exam was not worth all that much of a … Continue reading MAHE: A Fantastic Test Experience of an Unfair Evaluation System

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Remembering Tinsley Harrison, the Oslerphile Physician

The past few weeks have been very demanding on me and I have not had the best of times, either on the personal or on the professional front. So, today, I took a break from the usual drudgery of life and decided to take a step back and remind myself of the bigger picture of things. While reading through Osler’s Aequanimitas (check it out here) … Continue reading Remembering Tinsley Harrison, the Oslerphile Physician

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Save the Junior Doctors: Primum Non Nocere

It seems like an age old saga of woe and misery. Once again the media and mob seem to have ransacked and attacked on duty junior doctors in Bankura Sammilani Medical College, one of the premier teaching tertiary care hospitals in the state. Although at the outset I must admit that I have heard of this event through some of my colleagues working there and … Continue reading Save the Junior Doctors: Primum Non Nocere

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Comic Book Meets Medicine: Little Orphan Annie

One of the classic histopathological signs that we read of in Pathology quite often is the Orphan Annie Eye nucleus seen in Papillary carcinoma of the thyroid. This odd name has an interesting history behind it. One that dates back to two popcult references – one at the fag end of the 1800s and one that started slightly later, in 1924. The Bethesda guidelines for … Continue reading Comic Book Meets Medicine: Little Orphan Annie

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Tech Care of Your Health

Well, it took a massively thought provoking article by Vinod Khosla on TechCrunch to jerk me out of my inertia of lethargy with blogging. In his post “Do we need Doctors or Algorithms” VK embarks on a sci-fiesque prediction of a day when doctors will be replaced by automatons delivering care on the basis of pure evidence. As an enthusiast of Evidence Based Medicine, this … Continue reading Tech Care of Your Health

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