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Healing Words are Hard to Find

August 25, 2012 – 1:52 PM | 10 Comments

“There is no shortage of physicians in this world, but healing words are hard to find,” so said, a wise, greying old surgeon in a moment of profound epiphany. The ever deteriorating doctor- patient relationship …

Challenges and the World of Medicine

August 24, 2012 – 5:48 PM | 4 Comments

We are living in an age where diseases abound each and every corner, pollution of all forms infiltrate the earth as well as ozone layer in an unprecedented manner. Challenges to curb the viciously- affecting …

The Challenges in Global Health/Public Health

August 22, 2012 – 5:27 AM | 153 Comments

In the past two centuries, global public health has witnessed enormous achievements in control of infectious diseases because previously, the leading cause of death in large measure has been reduced due to improved sanitation and …

The Social Contract – Story of a Pakistani Medical Student

August 22, 2012 – 5:16 AM | 7 Comments

In Pakistan, medicine is one of the most sought after profession. Admission to medical college is highly competitive like in other parts of the world. Back in the days, a lot of material had yet …

An Overview of Medical Education in Pakistan and the Improvements Required

August 21, 2012 – 6:29 PM | 3 Comments

In 1907-8, the American Medical Association’s (AMA) Council on Medical Education approached the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching to compile a report on improvement of Medical Education in the United States.

Appearance over Ability – Customs at the Medical Schools

August 21, 2012 – 3:44 AM | 100 Comments

My university judges me on the way I dress, the way I talk and the way I present myself in public. My university doesn’t allow me to be myself; they want to robotically program their …

Cancer Prevention Through Diet Modification

August 20, 2012 – 2:22 AM |

Cancer is a devastating disease with significant health implications in terms of morbidity and mortality. Every person is susceptible in varying degrees depending upon the genetic makeup and environmental factors.

The Little Angel – At an Emergency Room in Iran

August 17, 2012 – 4:31 PM | 45 Comments

The first thing I remember about him was the blood leaking out of his fingertips on the ground. I had never seen so much ottorrhagia before.
Groaning, struggling to keep his eyes open, he was somewhere …

Being Doctor’s : The Lifestyle of Serving Humanity

August 17, 2012 – 7:40 AM |

“Lifestyle of a doctor” upholds its merit of being the most stigmatized notion of history and today. From jeopardizing social life to ethical disregards, allegations are many.

Educating Tomorrow’s Doctors in the 21st Century: The iPad Project

August 17, 2012 – 1:48 AM | One Comment

Some of you may be aware that the University of Manchester (UK) recently handed out iPad 2s to all year 4 medical students. This was meant as a trial project to help enhance, structure and …

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 …

Connecting with Patients

August 15, 2012 – 12:26 PM | One Comment

I can never forget the dermatology clinic, where I was rotating in, as a post graduate trainee. “Use this medicine once, see me back in a week”, said the doctor handing over the prescription to …

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” …