The field that is concerned with keeping you healthy and helping you fight diseases. In India, access to basic healthcare is still limited and we need more competent doctors and medical professionals in the field. Medicine entrance exams are highly competitive but research in the supporting fields shall be vital to the development of our country.
When Dave deBronkart learned he had a rare and terminal cancer, he turned to a group of fellow patients online — and found the medical treatment that saved his life. Now he calls on all patients to talk with one another, know their own health data, and make health care better one e-Patient at a time. Dave’s story is one that will resonate with people and will inspire people to play a more central role in their own health.
Bioethicist Paul Root Wolpe describes an astonishing series of recent bio-engineering experiments, and asks: Isn't it time to set some ground rules?
The video is essential as it discusses interdisciplinary research and how that can improve lives of millions by tacking two issues at the same time. In this talk, TED Fellow Michelle Borkin shows why collaboration between doctors and astronomers can lead to surprising discoveries.
Many of the medicines women take — common drugs like Ambien and everyday aspirin — were only ever tested on men. And the unknown side effects for women can be dangerous, even deadly. Alyson McGregor studies the differences between male and female patients; in this fascinating talk she explains how the male model became our framework for medical research ... and what women and men need to ask their doctors to get the right care for their bodies.
When a new drug gets tested, the results of the trials should be published for the rest of the medical world — except much of the time, negative or inconclusive findings go unreported, leaving doctors and researchers in the dark. In this impassioned talk, Ben Goldacre explains why these unreported instances of negative data are especially misleading and dangerous.
Mathematics is useful to a medical student as it helps develop analytical skills and facilitate working skills in a stressful environment. It is used to prescribe medicines, determine CAT Scans, and statistical models are being used to guide diagnoses and treatment. Hence, maths and medicine do go hand in hand.
Due to the gaps in the system, quacks are being trained as medical practitioners in rural areas which have led to botched surgeries, corrupt practices, etc. The reason for their survival is the lack of doctors in rural areas.
Lack of specialists in the medical field especially in rural settings has been disastrous and the family physicians have become the best bet to provide treatment on variety of illnesses which are sorely needed to guide the patients towards specialists or diagnose serious conditions towards the initial stage. However, the need would not be fulfilled as people graduating have no inclination to work in a rural setting.
Lack of empathy in the doctors has led to the phenomenon where loss of life hardly affects them; which is highly ironical as it defeats the very purpose of doing and pursuing medicine. This happens due to the rigorous medical schooling that students are put under. To avoid legal implications, doctors should empathize more.
I want every physician who sees a patient to also see the whole person and address all the issues that impact the person’s ability to deal with their life as disease gets in the way. That is what defines medicine as the calling it is and should be.
The paper-article includes the challenges faced while teaching medical sciences to the particular generation. It talks about the strategies employed to effectively teach the students and how impactful they are. This is necessary in listing down the improvements that are required.
Majority of people who opt for fields like engineering or medicine, have made this choice for reasons other than their own choice. They have been coerced and manipulated by the family, peer-pressure, etc. in hopes of obtaining a lavish lifestyle. However, it is essential to know that it is not going to be a cake-walk and to be disillusioned with how easy this would be.Read more
“Come sit, grasshopper. It is time for a lesson in perspective…”
People stop striving for improvement, and this will only happen when and if they lose interest. Hence, before opting for a medical school, keep in mind the enormous hard work required and the daunting duration.Read more
How much has the medical system changed? In terms of medical education, medical profession, et al. I anything has changed at all; with the advent of technology, increased competition, new diseases, etc.Read more
“I woke up at 5.30 AM. Woke up my older son. Woke up the younger one at 6.00 AM. Brushed, had breakfast, walked to work (20 minutes). Went to the operation rooms. Changed into my scrubs. Met the patient and donor for today's living donor liver transplant in the pre-op area…”Read more
An important follow-up question as it will spread awareness of all the challenges that are faced by surgeons whether in terms, of technology, resources, access to good medical education, etc.Read more