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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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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Compendium Medicine: A Textbook “of the students, by the students and for the students”

I receive all kinds of emails from people who stumble across this blog. A couple of weeks ago, I received an email from the team behind something called Compendium Medicine. This is a project by two Dutch medical students, based out of Amsterdam, who are trying to bring a medical textbook which caters to the needs of the students. They label this as a resource “of … Continue reading Compendium Medicine: A Textbook “of the students, by the students and for the students”

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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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