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Dr. Death-Time to Learn

September 26, 2012 – 3:14 PM | 23 Comments

The medical field faced some hard realities when Harold Shipman, also known as Dr. Death, was convicted of killing 15 people. As a matter of fact, he is believed to have killed 200 of his …

Medical Education: The Bridge of Transition.

September 26, 2012 – 2:51 PM |

There is a vivid portrait sketched in our minds. The portrait of a social legend- the great physician. The doctor who can diagnose an array of diseases within a few minutes, the surgeon who performs …

A Glimpse into Government Medical Colleges of Pakistan

September 24, 2012 – 12:43 AM | 3 Comments

It is around midnight on 19th of September, I am browsing on a social media website and I read an interesting blog. I reach the bottom of the page and I see that it was …

Medical Education In Pakistan : A Perspective

September 21, 2012 – 6:21 AM | One Comment

The field of medical education has its roots in history since many decades. Uncountable doctors, nurses, paramedics are being trained on yearly basis. If we see the level and standard of medical education in 20th …

Medical Education in KhyberPakhtunKhwa (KP, NWFP), Pakistan

August 31, 2012 – 12:04 AM | 14 Comments

In Pakistan, entering medicine is considered to be a great honour. This noble profession is one of the most rewarding careers to date . Parents have become highly motivated to do

Kenyan Post Graduate Medical Training and The Church

August 29, 2012 – 8:06 AM | 7 Comments

It is April 2012 on a not-so-busy Thursday afternoon and my colleague and I have just dashed into town to pick some documents from the district medical officer of health’s (DMOH) office. We are both …

Continued Medical Education in Developing Nations

August 29, 2012 – 12:39 AM |

This is the age of rapid scientific and technological changes. Everyday new discoveries are made which change our perspective about health and disease. These also prompt changes in diagnostic criteria and treatment protocols. For doctors …

How Super is the “Super” in Super Speciality Hospitals ?

August 27, 2012 – 6:04 AM | 11 Comments

What had intrigued me for a while is the question as to why are there are so many “Super specialties” and “Super Speciality Hospitals” existing

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

The Philosophy of Bruce Lee – How Medical Students can Benefit

August 5, 2012 – 6:27 PM | One Comment

We’ve all been there: Watching a consultant drive off at 5 O’ clock in his brand new jag as he starts his long weekend playing golf never ceases to be an enticing idea, but along …

Public Health as a Career: South-Asian Perspective

August 3, 2012 – 10:50 PM | 7 Comments

South Asian countries have poor health indicators. Almost every country of this region is suffering from huge burden of infectious diseases. The gradual increase in non-communicable diseases and malignant diseases are complicating the situation. Majority …

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 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 …