Demonization of Doctors: #jesuisasur

The Durga Puja is not just a religious ceremony for Bengalis. To them, it is a cultural extravaganza, a carnival, and a riot of happiness that knows no caste, creed, color, religion or political affiliations. So, naturally, this has become an extremely lucrative opportunity to be exploited for economic gains by multiple stakeholders. The norm of the day are opulent arrangements, and thematic celebrations, where … Continue reading Demonization of Doctors: #jesuisasur

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Cochrane Presents Interactive Learning Courses

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

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Research Mentorship for MBBS/MD Students in India: The Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance Program

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

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Another NEJM Gem: The Doctor’s Dilemma

I always rather enjoy the narrative perspectives that the NEJM publishes every week, and some of those hit very close to my heart. The Doctor’s New Dilemma talks of how Modern Medicine today is facing away from the patient and into the computer screen. The author, Dr. Suzanne Koven, MD (you can follow her on twitter here), delves into how, in the hustle and bustle of … Continue reading Another NEJM Gem: The Doctor’s Dilemma

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ICMR STS 2016 Declared: BDS Students Supported No Longer

The Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) has opened up calls for its Short Term Summer Research Studentships (STS). The details are available on their website. The ICMR-STS is one of the premier and most widely sought after student research grants for medical students interested in undertaking a short term research project. According to the ICMR website: The Indian Council of Medical Research initiated the … Continue reading ICMR STS 2016 Declared: BDS Students Supported No Longer

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A Response to Anandabazar’s Indictment of Doctors-in-Training: Attitude vs Aptitude or Students vs System

So, I have been meaning to blog for a while now, but as all my online blog-ey friends know, I have been suffering from a massive attack of Bloggers’ Block. However, I recently got the inspiration to write again because of a recent article I read in the massively popular Anandabazar Patrika, titled মেধা থাকলেই ভাল ডাক্তার হয় না (only merit does not a good doctor … Continue reading A Response to Anandabazar’s Indictment of Doctors-in-Training: Attitude vs Aptitude or Students vs System

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JIMA: Largest Medical Journal in Print Closes Shop

The Journal of the Indian Medical Association seems to have ceased publication in March, according to this newspaper article, which caught my attention recently. There was some conflict leading to the March issue not being published. I checked the JIMA website, and it seems to have been put out of show; it links to a placeholder page for now: The JIMA, as it is affectionately … Continue reading JIMA: Largest Medical Journal in Print Closes Shop

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