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Axilla…The Neglected Entity

August 17, 2012 – 1:37 AM |

Any doctor of medicine worth his/her salt knows about the value of general physical examination. The physical examination of a patient is expected to begin with a ‘thorough’ general physical examination. The teachers make sure …

Veins…At the Receiving End of a Raw Deal?

August 14, 2012 – 5:08 AM | 2 Comments

Advances in arterial surgery and research have been “palpably” more rapid compared to venous surgery especially since 1980. The reasons that have been cited behind this are the frequently unsatisfactory outcomes and perceived lack of “pleasing” …

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 …

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.

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 …

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 …

Semester System for Medical Education

July 29, 2012 – 10:52 PM | 2 Comments

Medical studies especially at the undergraduate level (MBBS) are considered to be one of the most demanding, where students follow a hectic study schedule with a single aim to secure passing marks. While same level …

The Dark Side of Private Medical Colleges

July 20, 2012 – 4:30 AM | 3 Comments

As many as 33,703 candidates appeared in the medical entry test this year competing for 5,271 seats in 40 public and private medical and dental colleges across the province. Nearly 3500 seats are available in …

Avoiding Medical Errors

July 15, 2012 – 1:32 AM | One Comment

Medical errors occur at disturbingly high rates that have contributed in failing the standard of care of the health care system. Although the frequency of such errors is divisive, it is well known that errors …

The Obstacles of Studying Reproductive Health

July 14, 2012 – 8:56 PM | One Comment

In the early 1900’s, undertaking a scientific investigation was not markedly different from being a journalist operating in a totalitarian state. Agonizing measures had to be taken to circumvent established social and cultural norms, often …

E-learning: How Important it is for the Medical Schools?

June 27, 2012 – 9:02 AM | 3 Comments

Technological and social drifts taking place in recent years are influencing the ways of presenting and transferring knowledge from one generation to the other. Today, Continuous Medical Education (CME) is an essential component, because the …