The Indian Council of Medical Research has a run a very prestigious and increasingly sought after summer research programme for MBBS students in India, called the Short Term Studentship (STS) Program since 1979. They have opened up the call for applications for the program for 2015. You can check out more about the program here. This is one of the very few well-stablished research support … Continue reading ICMR Opens STS-2015 Applications: Research Opportunity for Undergraduate Medical Students in India
We have been contemplating the concept of having a Brown Bag session once in two weeks in our department for quite a while now, and we set the ball rolling today with an attendance much healthier than I personally would have foretold. In the US, brown bag sessions are a common affair where, usually, over the lunch hour, an academic personality leads a discussion on … Continue reading Brown Bag Sessions: Food for Thought
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
As residents, one of the most important things that we have to do is complete a dissertation, or thesis in course of our training. This is one of the credits we need to have obtained in order to be eligible to sit for the final MD exams. The basic aim of doing a thesis is introducing us to research and honing our observation, analytic and … Continue reading Protocol Writing Workshop 2012 and Falling in Love… with UCMS!
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
Although this is the age of Evidence Based Medicine, in large parts of our country, the “E” in EBM does not stand for Evidence, and more often than not, means “Eminence”. Medicine, for a long time, was resistant to the influx of new ideas. While reading the Gawande article on the History of Surgery in the NEJM special 200th year celebration edition, we were all … Continue reading On Being A Gadfly