US Budget FY 2014: Did the US Govt Make USMLE Tougher for IMGs?

Right at the outset, I shall admit that this is a topic that is a little beyond my “safety net” of knowledge and hence, I may be slightly off-target with some of the assertions. I am reaching out a bit with this topic, but I have tried to do adequate reading up on this matter. However, I have always studied the US Medical Education system … Continue reading US Budget FY 2014: Did the US Govt Make USMLE Tougher for IMGs?

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USMLE 2013 and IMGs: All That Glitters is NOT Gold

I have pretty much been declared the official (Indian) USMLE rumor-monger by one of the most famous USMLE coaching institutes that held introductory classes to tell the masses what USMLE was all about. Thank you sir, you made my day. Now, again, another disclaimer. The last time I wrote about the USMLE match (this one: The USA Dream for IMGs: Coming to an end? Analyzing … Continue reading USMLE 2013 and IMGs: All That Glitters is NOT Gold

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Literature Search Workshop at UCMS: Extra-Curricular Academics at the MEU

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

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Why the Future of Medicine Should Not be Predicted Based on Recruiting Company Surveys

KevinMD has been the blogging guru of almost all the young medical bloggers out there. I am no exception. I have been reading Kevin Pho’s blog ever since he wrote it on blogspot with a grid-focus theme. Of late, his blog has become a mishmash of ideas, with a cornucopia of bloggers writing on his site – a la Huffington Post. The latest post is … Continue reading Why the Future of Medicine Should Not be Predicted Based on Recruiting Company Surveys

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Got A Coupla’ Crores Lying Around? Go, Buy An MD Degree!

Rant Alert: The post below comes from a MCQ-mauled, beleaguered medical student who is suffering an early mid-life crisis. So switch off your brain cells before you commence reading! If you are the type whose sensibilities are easily hurt, turn back. You have been warned…

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Bit of news from today’s newspaper.

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Students Forever? No Longer!

I am an avid reader of the Health Policy and Reform blog of the NEJM and believe that they should enable the commenting system on the site to allow bidirectional interaction, much like BMJ and its Rapid Responses. So, this week’s NEJM came with an article which piqued me greatly: Residents: Workers or Students in the eyes of Law? The critical point in understanding this … Continue reading Students Forever? No Longer!

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