Tag Archives: Medical Profession

Have hospitals become the new Taj Mahal?

Philadelphia (US): Is the medical profession losing the race to attract the best and the brightest? In a series of insightful commentaries on Negative Secular Trends in Medicine published in the American Journal of Medicine, Dr Robert M Doroghazi, retired cardiologist and publisher of The Physician Investor Newsletter, explains how high hospital profits are hurting the practice of medicine.

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MCI declares IGNOU’s medical courses as illegal | A new low in medical profession: Doctor tells junior to kill TB patient

The Medical Council of India (MCI) has issued a circular declaring the postgraduate diploma courses in HIV Medicine, Health Management, Maternal & Child Health and Geriatric Medicine offered by the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi as illegal.

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Medical career incomplete without exposure to medical relief activity

Recently, I was invited by a group of young medics to address them on the most rewarding moments of my more than four decades old association with the medical profession. The invitation itself came as a pleasant surprise; it was so far removed from the invites I usually receive where I am asked to elaborate on some academic topic or matters related to contemporary medicine and its parameters.

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Interview: Medical profession has lost its steam to a fair degree because of the commercialization — Dr O P Yadava

If you talk about bottlenecks, the legality involve in telemedicine advice is critical. If something goes wrong then what will happen? The ethical issues, the moral issues, till what levels the telemedicine practice should be done and beyond which level we say ‘now you transfer the patient’. Those nitty-gritties have to be established.

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Leadership crisis of medical profession: ongoing impact on the health system

By 2030 India will have one million (10 lakh) additional MBBS doctors; currently being produced @50,000 per year. Contrary to perception of scarcity of doctors, a large number of newly qualified physicians are spending considerable years in dysfunctional status due to mismanagement in human resource in health in India.

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Heal Thyself, O Dear Physician!

If you have lived to be fifty, and don’t mind going down the memory lane, even if briefly, you would readily agree that a striking change has overtaken the medical profession. The charisma, the goodness, the nobility that once defined this hallowed profession, and its amour-propre, has taken a full-blown punch on its nose.

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Interview: Medical regulators have proved a dismal failure — Dr Sunil K Pandya

Dr Sunil K Pandya is a neurosurgeon and “a student of medical ethics”. He studied medicine at Grant Medical College and Sir JJ Group of Hospitals, Mumbai. He began his career under Dr Homi Dastur at the department of neurosurgery, Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital in 1967 as a pool officer and became an assistant neurosurgeon in 1968. When Dr Dastur retired in 1975, he was appointed as professor and head, department of neurosurgery. Since his retirement in 1998, Dr Pandya has been working at Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre, Mumbai as an honorary neurosurgeon. He is also editor emeritus of the Indian Journal of Medical Ethics (IJME).

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Bob Dylan continues to inspire medical scientists!

London: The number of articles citing the lyrics of Bob Dylan in the biomedical literature has increased exponentially since 1990, says a study.

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Medical Practice – Then and Now

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Opinion: MBBS Speaks — The Story of a Degree’s Desolation

It’s been quite an eventful journey for me all over since the mid-19th century. I’ve traversed a dozen nations and hoisted my flag in them, standing as one of the many emblems of the United Kingdom’s tradition. I’ve been called MBBS.

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