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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.

Reflections: Transition from Nursing Student to Novice Nurse

July 23, 2014 – 6:50 PM |

Before starting the journey of senior elective course, there were few pre-conceived ideas in my mind from the comments which I got from senior students; “this is the time to get the best learning experience” …

Medicine: A Whorl of Excitement, Demands and Challenges

October 20, 2013 – 11:24 PM |

It was her second day at medical school. She was nervous yet excited, and was cherishing the moments while walking through the corridors, along with other students, when she entered into a room with ten …

Journey through Medical School: Darkness behind Bright Futures?

August 30, 2013 – 10:22 PM |

The teenage inclination to wear the white lab coat in a chemistry lab and pretend to be a doctor amidst friends implants in some hearts the irrepressible desire to take up that white coat for …

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 …

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 …

The Social Aspects and Lifestyles of Physicians

August 4, 2012 – 3:04 AM | 29 Comments

As I was standing in a gray barren field, I smelled the scent of burning incense in air! I tried to recall where was I? I thought I suffered memory loss!  I’d never been here. …

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 …

Lifestyle of a Doctor: Burnout and Social and Family Issues

July 4, 2012 – 4:00 PM | 13 Comments

Like any other regular day, my eyes barely open, hair unkempt, keeping an apron on just to ensure my identity and enforce my pitiful authority, I rush towards the door and right into the wards …