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Towards Improving Medical Education – What’s “New” in Medicine?

August 13, 2012 – 6:23 PM | 2 Comments

It is common knowledge that medical students (especially, the undergraduate medial students) learn from one of many available text books (at least in India). The authors of these text books may range from the relatively …

Tweeting Headache, Face booking Appointments and i-Medicine

August 12, 2012 – 6:17 AM | 21 Comments

In the era of Face book, Twitter, MySpace and numerous other social networking websites, medicine and healthcare has also been influenced by social media. While some patients find it easier to contact their doctors and …

An Insight into Evidence Based Medicine (EBM)

August 12, 2012 – 2:01 AM | 8 Comments

Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) is a relatively new concept in the developing countries but it plays a pivotal role in developed countries. For over 2000 years now, two principles have formed the basis of medical practice: …

Role Play in Teaching Communication Skills in Family Medicine

August 12, 2012 – 1:35 AM |

Communication is an essential skill for establishing physician-patient relationships and effective functioning among health care professionals. Effective communication and collaboration can positively influence patient satisfaction and outcomes.
 

Press Release: Extension of Submission Deadline of JPMS International Medical Writing Contest 2012

August 11, 2012 – 5:01 AM | One Comment

“We are overwhelmed ” is the only phrase that explains our reaction to the the response to the JPMS International Medical Writing Contest 2012.
The response to the contest has been tremendous and submissions have literally …

iDoctor – New Horizons in the Digital and Social Media World

August 11, 2012 – 1:53 AM | 10 Comments

Are you ready to clean up your system? Refresh the nerves, look up your dreams and insert…insert what? Seems that a technophobe student like myself have run out of computer language to continue on my …

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, …

Public Health Blues

August 10, 2012 – 5:23 PM | 3 Comments

As per the old adage “Health is Wealth”, there is no doubt that healthy individuals are more successful in all walks of life. A body that is already struggling with psychological or physiological stress cannot …

Prevention Is Better Than Cure

August 10, 2012 – 4:58 PM | 5 Comments

Before entering into post-graduate studies the term ‘health’ just meant to me ‘not having the disease’ and ‘disease’ was just an unusual experience of life and if got sick the target was to get treated, …

Is it Time to Let the Standing “Anatomical Man” Lie Down Supine?

August 9, 2012 – 12:32 AM | 18 Comments

Early in the course of one’s life as an undergraduate medical student, one gets exposed to the basics of human anatomy. This exposure invariably begins with an introduction to topographical anatomy. Looking back, every medical …

Important Principles to Follow as a Doctor

August 8, 2012 – 3:46 AM |

Medical profession is considered as one of the most noble, as well as, the most demanding profession. It is rather a complete lifestyle and requires an extra amount of effort on the part of a …

Medical Brain Drain from Africa

August 8, 2012 – 1:24 AM | 6 Comments

According to World Health Organisation (WHO), 1500 women die everyday from pregnancy or childbirth related complications1. This simply means that before even a minute elapsed (57.6 seconds), a woman has died due to the above …