The Sounds of Silence

Hospitals especially ICUs are usually dreaded places. Dim lights, curtains over each bed, the sounds of monitors, the frenzied activity in one corner or the other usually are enough to scare anyone. The lone person lying on the bed, with multiple lines and tubing attached to him. Some who are more sick will have a … Continue reading The Sounds of Silence

Rendezvous

In today's busy life, most of us know doctors only from the Grays' anatomy, unless we have one in family. The career of a doctor seems glamourous from far. They have been loved when they have managed to save the lives and they have been equally hated and cursed when they have not able to … Continue reading Rendezvous

Questions with no answers !

I usually drive a long way to work. Even on off hours, its approx 30 min drive on the highway with my car cruising between 90 to 110 km/hr. The moment you sit in the car, do you know how the drive would be. Would you find traffic jam on the way? Would you expect … Continue reading Questions with no answers !

Pandemic that exposed the healthcare

Endemic, Epidemic, Pandemic and the words now so commonly used were for a large part restricted to the definitions we had to memorize for the exam of Preventive and Social Medicine ( PSM )as we used to call it. 15 years back, it seemed that science had conquered microbes and what we had were the … Continue reading Pandemic that exposed the healthcare

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 !

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