N for Night duties

It isn't easy to reverse your sleep cycle, and all those people who work on night shifts including watchman, nurses, technologist, police patrol and of course doctors do hold special respect in my heart. The doctors and nurses, I am especially in awe of because they are at those odd hours dealing with critically ill, … Continue reading N for Night duties

The Saga of a Murmur !

When you think about a doctor, what's the first thing that comes to your mind. White coat? Hospital? Stethoscope? Well, definitely many are fascinated with the Stethoscope, which can help one listen to the sounds of the heart. How cool! Isn't it ? Well, Medical students are most excited to use this beautiful piece and … Continue reading The Saga of a Murmur !

Life long learning !

One thing that medicine teaches you is being humble. The more knowledge you have on the complex human body, the more you realise that your learning is not complete. Good doctors are always thirsty for more knowledge! However, once you are out of the confines of a medical college you are thurst into the real … Continue reading Life long learning !

What i wish the Patients knew!

There are thousands of diseases in the world, but Medical Science only has an empirical cure for twenty-six of them. The rest is... guesswork."Doctors, Eric Segal The above quote from Doctors has always remained with me. Medicine is an imperfect science. The more you know, the more you realize how ignorant you are. 100 years before during … Continue reading What i wish the Patients knew!

J are the Joys of being a doctor

There is no greater service than helping someone in sickness. This ability to help those in need, the satisfaction one gets each time your patient overcomes his disease or disability is the best reward. Helping a mother deliver a baby, or helping a sick child / adult become better, seeing your patient with clutches walk … Continue reading J are the Joys of being a doctor

I is Internship

Doctors are always frowned upon by the society for earning good. The truth behind those earnings is hardly visible. While our engineering counterparts are earning and on their feet by the age of 22, an average doctor does not start earning before the age of 26/27. This provided, he/she has never had a gap year. … Continue reading I is Internship

H for the History

The last two years of the graduation are most interesting and most difficult too. This is the time when the students start wearing white coats, hanging the stethoscope around their necks or in the pockets of their coats and start getting the feel of being in medicine. Small groups of students are posted in different … Continue reading H for the History

G for Genius and Not so Genius!

Like every other branch, Medical college too has a mix of students! A perfect blend of people who have managed to defy the Newton's law of gravity ( not literally ! ) and reach the medical college.  Some reach just by luck, some have burnt midnight oil and some come by sheer genius. I guess … Continue reading G for Genius and Not so Genius!

F for Forensic

The perk of being a doctor is the satisfaction you get when you have been able to help a patient heal, or help save a life. The downside is seeing the ugly face of death. Seeing so much sickness, suffering and death troubles you initially, but as time goes one hardens and becomes grounded too. … Continue reading F for Forensic

E for Exhausted Doctors

One of the most important components of a medical training is the Residency (On Job training ) Program. Not only is the path to becoming a doctor long and arduous, but also involves inhumane duty hours. Right from Day 1 of the MD program, you are put on emergency rotations which the duty hours extend … Continue reading E for Exhausted Doctors