In December of last year, I decided that I didn’t want to follow the conventional path of doing a year’s house job (or internship) after graduating. Instead, I decided to take the year off. I was going to use the time to pass two sets of foreign licensing exams (the PLAB for England, the USMLE… Continue reading Of “Faraghat” and associated restlessness
For those of you still reading this blog, Hi! I love you guys, because despite my desertion of half a year, you haven’t given up on me. This is a filler blog to update y’all with small but significant details of my life, before I return to my usual pace (hopefully) of frequent blogging… Continue reading Catching up.
~ The side effects of massive stress relief after giving a particularly difficult exam. ~ Some times, some days are such that I feel hope touches every inch of my body…I am bathing in the golden sunlight of it… I am young, and beautiful, and talented, and the whole world lies in front of me,… Continue reading of optimism.
A friend of mine sent me a sort-of inspirational video recently which I’m listening to a lot lately. I’m not one for inspirational videos and stuff, but I found this pretty neat because of the way it started, and also because of the strong message put across so casually, and because it really resonated with… Continue reading Inspiration.
I am developing quite a temper these days. I suppose, if I had to trace a cause, it would lead to all my recent activities – one cannot be arguing for secularism, and quarreling about women’s rights, and bickering over discrimination based on appearance, without becoming a little frustrated in the process. So occasionally I… Continue reading Of flaring tempers.
The majority of the population feels a certain sort of disgust about bodily functions that is totally absent from the fraction of us who are in medicine. My first inkling of this was when a classmate told me about how her cousins had freaked out when she happened to mention the consistency of her diarrhoea to them (watery,… Continue reading Of professional beghairati and medical jokes
My orthopedics rotation has begun, and while I’m loving the bulky surgeons and blood and talk of bone plates and fixators and K wires and screws, I still have fond memories of the double month I spent in family medicine. Here are a few observations I made during the rotation about the rotation: -> The… Continue reading Observations from Family Med