What happens when the President of the United States of America decides to publish a peer-reviewed commentary in one of the most respected medical journals of the nation? It goes viral, of course. Anybody who follows me on Twitter knows that I am a big fan of Barack Obama, and my liking for him especially … Continue reading The #POTUS in JAMA
Tag: Medical Policy
If Carbapenems Go, Can Colistin be Far Behind?
I wrote about the disaster-in-the-making discovery of transmissible resistance to colistin, a last resort antibiotic, when the Lancet Infectious Diseases published a paper based on data coming out from surveillance in China. At that point of time, the isolation of the transmissible gene providing resistance (mcr1 gene) gained a lot of attention. Maryn McKenna's blog post went … Continue reading If Carbapenems Go, Can Colistin be Far Behind?
Student BMJ Opens Call for Clegg Scholarships for 2016
The Student BMJ hosts one of the most sought after and competitive medical journalism scholarships for medical students, lasting for 8 weeks, called the Clegg Scholarship. This year, the call has opened and there are four positions, each with a funding of 1,200 GBP. The Student BMJ is looking for one scholar each in the … Continue reading Student BMJ Opens Call for Clegg Scholarships for 2016
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 … Continue reading A Response to Anandabazar’s Indictment of Doctors-in-Training: Attitude vs Aptitude or Students vs System
#beggaraccess: Nature, Dark Social, Free to View and the Open Access Debate
Nature has recently opened up its vast treasure trove to all those who know someone with access to them. Here I wonder at the irony of the fact that they are raising more barriers in the name of access!