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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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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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 following areas: Medical Journalism Medical Education Medical Education and Social … Continue reading Student BMJ Opens Call for Clegg Scholarships for 2016

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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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ICMR Opens STS-2015 Applications: Research Opportunity for Undergraduate Medical Students in India

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

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