Author: Vedant Saxena

5 Signs you are a great doctor (Humility Aside)

The following are the signs of a great doctor- 1. They speak with certainty. It’s rare to hear the truly great doctor utter phrases such as “Um,” “I’m not sure” and “I think.” Great doctors speak assertively because they know that it’s difficult to get people to listen to you if you can’t deliver your ideas with conviction. You can also read: 25 Must have skills for every doctor 2. They seek out small victories. Great doctors like to challenge themselves and compete, even when their efforts yield small victories. Small victories build new androgen receptors in the areas...

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Prescription Drug Abuse. Can Doctors be blamed?

The threat that is engulfing Indian society, which is far more disastrous than many other threats, is prescription drug abuse. The problem is so catastrophic that the Delhi government this year shut down 15 drug stores to lessen the effect of drug abuse. Where did it all start? One may ask. Well, the problem is commonplace among the youth of the society. There are various drugs, inhalants, and depressants available in the market to which the youth get addicted pretty easily. The high sales of these products are a clear indication of regulatory lapses pertaining to the pharmaceutical sector....

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Top 5 ways for Doctors to earn extra income

Despite the fact that medicine is the most respected profession in India, it is a failure on the part of society that more often than not, doctors do not get paid in proportion to their hard-work. Also, the alarming rate of unemployment  among doctors is a matter of serious concern. The graduates who flunk FMGE (Foreign Medical Graduate Examination)  add to the number of unemployed doctors in the country. Since the efforts towards making the society more aware of this failure haven’t met with much success, we present top 5 ways for doctors to earn extra income. 1. Virtual...

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25 Must have skills for every doctor

Skills all doctors should possess: 1. Recognize when a patient needs to be transferred to the ICU. 2. Deliver bad news compassionately, yet honestly. 3. Identify a pneumothorax on a chest radiograph. 4. Diagnose iron deficiency anemia. 5. Help a patient stop smoking cigarettes. 6. Diagnose thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura, which has a mortality rate of 90% if not treated and 10-20% if treated. 7. Distinguish between the various tachyarrhythmias. 8. Explain a disease or procedure to patients in plain, understandable terms. 9. Use the internet to find medical information and references. 10. Know when to speak, and when to...

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FMGE Conundrum

Undoubtedly the most reverential profession of the society is that of doctors and medical practitioners, and thus quite obviously it is also one of the most sought after profession in the country. But the glitch is not every one is able to get admission in country’s top medical college due to immense competition, the result being many students seeking admission in medical colleges of other countries such as Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and China. There are 2 basic reasons behind seeking admission in colleges of these countries- 1. There are no entrance exams and stringent admission procedures. 2. These countries...

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