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Better Doctors: A Kaleidoscope View

August 10, 2012 – 8:00 PM |

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
– Robert Frost
Although written in a very different context, I believe these verses by Frost capture …

Our Quest for Perfection: The End is Just a New Beginning

August 10, 2012 – 7:21 PM | 9 Comments

Perfection is a very fluid concept. We haven’t seen it, we can’t describe it, and we can’t realize it; of this we are all aware. And yet, ‘achieving perfection’ is an aspiration above all others, …

Burnt Life-style of a Doctor; Our True Disposition

August 7, 2012 – 6:09 AM | One Comment

The image that springs to one’s mind with the word “Doctor” is usually of a middle age man or a woman in a white coat with a stethoscope around the neck, hair tucked in a …

Let’s Save Lives – Learning from Our Mistakes

August 5, 2012 – 1:30 AM |

Every day the newspapers and news channels are plastered with the tales on medical errors which are quite preventable.  Be it operation of a wrong limb of a child or be it the blood transfusion …

The Swiss Cheese Model – Ways to Avoid Mistakes in Hospitals

August 2, 2012 – 6:57 AM |

Human nature is to make errors and doctors are no exceptions. In fact, hospitals are probably the only places, where slip-ups are frequently common. But, it is again in hospitals only, where even a slightest …

Not Another Utopian Dream!

August 2, 2012 – 12:55 AM | One Comment

My mother was suffering from persistent lethargy and slight intermittent chest pain for a couple of weeks, while having a very busy schedule at her office.  Being a first year medical student, I felt a …

Better Future Doctors

July 30, 2012 – 12:22 AM | 6 Comments

Health is surely the greatest wealth but when this wealth starts to go down, only one person pops into our mind and we hurry to go to a doctor, the ultimate solution finder of our …

The Journey of Becoming a Doctor

July 29, 2012 – 5:08 AM | 7 Comments

On my fifth birthday, I decided I wanted to become a doctor. I proudly walked to my mum with small hushed steps and broad lifted shoulders to loudly declare “’ Mum, I want to save …

Practicing Pain Free Dentistry – Experiences of a Dentist who goes for a Dental Treatment to Another Dentist

July 28, 2012 – 10:40 PM | 4 Comments

“Please don’t move while I anesthetize you” or “You’re acting like a two year old” – are very common statements used by us dentists. How distracting and irritating is the whining patient to us who …

A Little Walk in The Mountains…

July 27, 2012 – 8:41 PM | One Comment

People always say that when someone is about to die our life flashes before our eyes. Something similar happened to me. I saw my entire career, my 7 years of studying and practicing medicine, flash …

Doctors – The Patients Awaiting Ethical Treatment

July 22, 2012 – 5:40 PM | 7 Comments

The opening paragraph of a fairly popular clinical medicine handbook advises the young intern to never forget that his patients have names; their diseases are not their names. Yet, very disappointingly, we see most of …

Issues Faced Typically by a Dental Student and the General Societal Issues of a Doctor.

July 19, 2012 – 12:05 AM | 10 Comments

The question to an apple of elder’s eyes was, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” and I, an innocent, ignorant child would promptly and confidently answer, “Doctor!”. Not to forget the …

Becoming Better Doctors

July 8, 2012 – 5:36 AM | 24 Comments

There are few professions in the world as fascinating as a doctor’s. The reason being its association with the wonderment called life. And while a physicist plays his part carrying the human race technologically forward, …