Medicine & Doctors · Public health

Reforming the Teaching of Public Health in India’s Medical Colleges

A huge number of medical undergraduate students in India rate PSM (Preventive and Social Medicine) as the most tedious subject during MBBS. The ennui is exacerbated by the monotonous nature of the writing in the subject’s important textbooks. Public health indeed is such a wonderful area of study that a student, on getting their first copy of… Continue reading Reforming the Teaching of Public Health in India’s Medical Colleges

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‘Dissenting Diagnosis’: A Must-read Book for Medicos and Citizens Alike

This is my review of the important book ‘Dissenting Diagnosis’, which was released some weeks back. Published in India Medical Times on 17 May 2016. Here is an excerpt: There are two specific myths that this book deftly busts. First, the token defence invariably used by the likes of IMA: ‘Yes there are “black sheep”… Continue reading ‘Dissenting Diagnosis’: A Must-read Book for Medicos and Citizens Alike

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Getting Rid of the ‘Doctor’s Complex’ in India

Of late we are observing a huge change in Indian society: the profession of medicine is kind of losing much of the ‘prestige’ it has been used to for centuries. While this is not a huge cause for worry (after all, the world around is rapidly changing in every sense), the fact that Indian health… Continue reading Getting Rid of the ‘Doctor’s Complex’ in India