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No Rest for the Weary: Challenges in the Medical Field

October 26, 2014 – 2:45 PM |

“Nothing haunts us like the things we don’t say.” – Mitch Albom, So I’ll say it. Sometimes I envy the people who aren’t doctors. This is a very prestigious profession, but it sure comes with …

To Err is Human, to Blunder is Sin

September 8, 2014 – 11:09 PM |

Medical profession is very exciting. Everyday a new case comes wirh its own mystery. New discoveries are made very readily and one has to keep himself apprised of the recent developments. From students to residents, …

Postgraduate Medical Education Abroad: Will Pakistan Reap the Benefits as Well?

May 26, 2014 – 4:47 PM |

This article highlights that  young doctors graduating from various medical universities of Pakistan appear in various international medical license exams. These graduating Pakistani medical doctors appear in the United States Medical Licensing Exams (USMLE), Preliminary …

The Post Graduate Journey: Towards New Beginnings

April 5, 2014 – 1:29 AM | 4 Comments

With only a few months left in my graduation, I quite often find myself thinking about the future with questions like what would I do next? how would I work inorder to earn a good …

Communication between Doctors and Patients: Are We Listening Enough?

October 1, 2013 – 10:40 PM |

Medicine is an art which has since long been recognized for its magic and creative ability, residing in the interpersonal aspects of patient-physician relationship. Communication is to control, motivate, interact and provide information. In addition, …

Revolutions in Epidemiology: Snow Map of Cholera

September 5, 2013 – 6:20 PM |

John Snow was born in 1813 at York, England. He is known for his remarkable work in the field of anesthesia on ether and chloroform, as well as in the field of epidemiology for his …

Healing of the Mind: Just as Important as the Healing of the Body

August 18, 2013 – 10:41 PM |

In every person’s life, there are certain factors which contribute towards the creation of their personality. Little things make a man, a distinct person; make him who he is. Similarly, in every doctor’s life, there are …

Leadership and Motivation: The Effective Application of Expectancy Theory

August 17, 2013 – 11:58 PM |

People are the greatest source of power in any work industry of the world. Likewise in health care sector, manpower is really crucial and it needs to be dealt well in order to obtain greater …

Medical School: At Crossroads with Life

July 26, 2013 – 6:35 PM | 2 Comments

Her eyes conveyed a million unsaid thank you(s) as I stood there in the busy aisle holding up the saline drip which slowly and steadily entered her ailing husband’s veins. The ward was bustling with …

Do I have your Consent?

May 7, 2013 – 9:00 PM |

When we are taught behavioral sciences, a lot of emphasis is given on the importance of taking consent from the patient before any examination and procedure. But how much of this theoretical knowledge is actually …

Question a Medical Student Should Ask Himself: What Do I Really Want?

May 3, 2013 – 10:00 PM | 2 Comments
Question a Medical Student Should Ask Himself: What Do I Really Want?

Alot of people when come in med-school think as if it is the end of the finish-line. Happy to land where they wanted to, but as the time rolls, they realize that it was only …

Medical Errors: An Unpleasant Reality of the Healthcare System

March 23, 2013 – 9:58 PM | One Comment

The modern world is a slave of future trends. Despite of the frequent violence going on, Pakistan still manages to move forward like every other country. Social networking has become the top most favorite activity …

Professionalism in Medical Practice – A Declining Trend?

March 14, 2013 – 6:33 PM |

Is professionalism in medicine on the decline? A few months ago I saw a new patient who had transferred from another practice because the physician there wore sweat pants to the patient’s last appointment. This was hard to believe …