Ten Years of Making Unconventional Career Decisions & Starting A New Public Health Journey

Ten years ago, to this day, much to the consternation and befuddlement of some of my friends and well-wishers, I chose to pursue my MD training in Preventive and Social Medicine, ahead of more conventional career pathways in surgery, anesthesia, or other clinical subjects. Since then, I have wondered many times, what the counterfactual would … Continue reading Ten Years of Making Unconventional Career Decisions & Starting A New Public Health Journey

PSM as a Career Option #8: Jobs! Jobs! Jobs! – Thoughts on the 10 Broad Categories of Public Health Jobs – Part I

Each year, around the time of AIPG counseling, I get a fair number of emails asking about PSM as a career option. These question are mostly from students who have not really considered PSM as a career, and hence, do not have the information or evidence needed to take an informed call. I usually try my … Continue reading PSM as a Career Option #8: Jobs! Jobs! Jobs! – Thoughts on the 10 Broad Categories of Public Health Jobs – Part I

PSM as a Career Option #7: Finding the right job after MD PSM/Community Medicine – A 7-step Guide

Each year, around the time of AIPG counseling, I get a fair number of emails asking about PSM as a career option. These question are mostly from students who have not really considered PSM as a career, and hence, do not have the information or evidence needed to take an informed call. I usually try my … Continue reading PSM as a Career Option #7: Finding the right job after MD PSM/Community Medicine – A 7-step Guide

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 … Continue reading Dermatology Topics for ICMR-STS

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 … Continue reading PSM as a Career Option #5: Community Medicine Senior Residency in AIIMS