Mandatory Rural Serv...

Different opinions on contentious topics make not just for interesting debates but often help clarify the intricacies of the issue. Our community has no dearth of articulate voices making their points forcefully. In recent times , few topics have generated as much heat and dust as the call...

SAVE THE DOCTOR- IND...

(An open letter to the young Indian Doctor)   Dear Friends, The campaign started by the young doctors has gone viral. Much has been voiced by the junior doctors in the hot seat as well as policy makers. As expected from an educated community, the voices of passion are balanced by those...

Dr (?) Intern Jun19

Dr (?) Intern

The heart beat goes up to 200, the blood pressure goes up to 180/100 mm hg, pupils are dilated, tremors (+) in bilateral upper limbs……… These are not the case notes of a patient but of a final year MBBS student when his results have just been declared. Well for all practical purposes, one is a doctor now. Oh yes, a lifelong dream of oneself, parents, family and society has been fulfilled.  For all practical purposes, just 12 months stand in between getting a registration number and a official prefix to one’s name. But wait, 12 months???? 12 is a year. A year is long enough for things to change. So what does a medical student do for 12...