Medical School

One Week Until Moving Day!

I'm feeling pretty damn good right now. Why?! Because I'm moving  to my new place next week and I'll be starting my medical degree in two weeks! That's why! No, I haven't started packing. Yes, I probably should. No, I probably won't. Yes, I'll probably leave it until the last minute. Yes, I will probably regret that… Continue reading One Week Until Moving Day!

Neuroscience Masters Degree

I Promise I’m Not Dead

Hey guys, So it's been a while. 3 months and 2 days by my count. Where have I been? Let's see... My desk, the library, my supervisors offices, my desk, the library, the library again and, oh, the library a bit more. I've started to have confusing thoughts about the library... Basically, I've been working… Continue reading I Promise I’m Not Dead

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Dear doctors, be kind to each other.

Dharmaraj Karthikesan's Blog

I met a young doctor who used to work under me recently. I had just completed my night rounds in the hospital and I was leaving for home.

And then I saw him. He was unkempt, exhausted and appeared famished. Worst of all, he looked like a man who has totally given up on being a doctor. He appeared hesitant when I asked him what was wrong,but I could not just leave him there.

After much persuasion and insistence on my part he agreed to join me for a late supper. While he ravaged through his first proper meal of the day, he finally opened up. He has started working for the past week in a new speciality. Though the hours are longer, it was not an issue. He was well aware of the sacrifices he was expected to make.

However, the degradation, humiliation and constant harassment have finally taken…

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Applying To Medical School · Medical School Interviews

March/April Madness & Interview #4

So a lot has happened in the past month. The University of Southampton School of Medicine got back to me. Not unexpectedly, I was unsuccessful. I'm not sure how it feels for others in my position, but even though Southampton was at the bottom of my preference list, I was still a little disappointed. KCL also… Continue reading March/April Madness & Interview #4