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Choosing a Medical Specialty: A Huge Decision Awaits You

October 23, 2017 – 8:45 PM | One Comment

Entering medical school is not an easy task; a long and arduous journey full of challenges and hurdles is what has finally led you here. Whether it was your own heartfelt passion to be a …

Assertiveness in Healthcare – Standing up to Authority, For All the Right Reasons

July 20, 2017 – 8:44 PM |

Clinics are a key learning medium for medical and nursing students. As a nursing student in my third year clinical rotation at a maternity center, I encounter many clients daily, some of whom are faced …

A Day in the Life of a Third Year Medical Student

July 15, 2017 – 7:15 AM |

I still remember the days when getting into a reputable medical school seemed to me a far-fetched dream only; passing A-level with flying colors, acing the aptitude test and building up the resolve to reach …

Cancer and End-of-life Care: Reflections of an Oncology Unit Nurse

May 1, 2017 – 2:55 PM |

Losing a loved one or seeing them suffer from severe illness is a difficult time in one’s life. When one family member has a terminal disease, the whole family suffers along with sick person. Cancer, …

Waging War Against Cancer: A Peek into Immunotherapy

September 5, 2016 – 10:39 PM |

Recent years have seen the emergence of cancer as a globally feared and somewhat mysterious leading cause of death among populations. Certainly, its insidious nature crafts an unforgiving view in the eyes of the common …

Nursing Practice in Pakistan: Holding aloft Professional Ideals through Thick and Thin

August 1, 2016 – 5:44 PM |

There is quite a bit of literature that critiques the profession of Nursing as a discipline essentially tied up with many other fields of study. It is widely considered that nursing knowledge is borrowed from …

A Symbiotic Tale: The Hygiene Hypothesis as It Stands Today

June 13, 2016 – 6:41 AM |

The story of our symbiotic relationship with microorganisms begins with the advent of human life on earth, when man lived as a hunter-gatherer. In the wild, the lifestyle of early humans echoed with the throbbing …

From the Horse’s Mouth: The Trials and Triumphs of IMGs in the U.S.A

April 6, 2016 – 9:35 PM |

“What do you think are the barriers for an international medical graduate coming into your program?”
On my recent trip to the United States, I was fortunate enough to put this question to twenty physicians across …

Importance of Clinical Examination Skills in Paramedical Training

January 31, 2016 – 7:10 PM |

During clinical rounds, medical house officers discuss patients with the consultant. These discussions include patient’s history, their present complaints and supporting labs to reacha specific diagnosis. I found these rounds very knowledgeable because we can …

Ode to a Medical Student: A Note of Gratitude for Driving Me Toward Life!

January 11, 2016 – 9:16 PM |

To begin at the beginning, the beginning of my daughter’s life, and the beginning of my illness, I must take you back to early December 1971. I had just come home from the hospital after …

On the Road to Healing Hearts and Lives – The Heart-felt Story of a Heart

January 11, 2016 – 8:32 PM |

In certain cases, words cannot be truer than those of Elizabeth Blackwell:
‘The idea of winning a doctor’s degree gradually assumed the aspect of a great moral struggle, and the moral fight possessed immense attraction for …

There is No Elevator to Success, You Have to Take the Stairs

September 23, 2015 – 11:15 PM | One Comment

It is often said that there are no shortcuts to success; shortcuts only make long delays. However, as we enter the medical profession, our whole mindset typically transforms.

A Healthy Skepticism: Embracing the Rationale Encompassing Science

August 31, 2015 – 10:01 PM | One Comment

Picture a scientist – doctor, physicist, forensics expert, it doesn’t matter which field. The image that the word ‘scientist’ conjures up in my mind is one of a long hallway, at the end of which …