This series is inspired by #AtoZblogging challenge .This is steps C and D after the How to become a Doctor in India(1&2)
While it’s not an easy journey, its never boring,that’s something I can promise you.It’s also a self-discovery and self-improvement journey.Because
To be a good doctor we need to try to heal ourselves every day.Empty the residue and fill up our souls with hope and thankfulness.Because those two are the secret ingredients to healing with grace.Everything you will learn will be useless if you don’t have hope in your mind, that all will be well and gratitude in your heart for this opportunity to help people.Because only the blessed can help!
All about C
The Human qualities: Compassion, confidence, and calling.
The Subjects: Community Medicine, Cardiology, and CTVS surgery.
Being a doctor is more a calling than a career.A profession where you not only have to use your brain with confidence but also listen to your heart is a tough one.While compassion helps you become a caring doctor, it is also the biggest reason behind the high rate of depression and suicide among Doctors.Caring for the sick and the infirm, the newborn and the geriatric will take its toll on the heart mind, body and spirit.
Yes until you recharge yourself with healthy lifestyle practices and happy family life.
The chronic stress of being a doctor is considerable.Good emotional health practices should go hand in hand with training to become a doctor.Its high time this was included as a compulsory additional to the course curriculum.
The course is tough.
The exams are tougher.
Real life where you treat patients, knowing that only one percent of the diseases in this world actually have proven cure may be overwhelming if you are not prepared.
Community Medicine is a very important subject taught in the third year of Medical College Undergrad training.It’s a very important subject where the role of inclusive community practices for sustainable and better health care practices are taught.The practical.involves visiting urban slums to spread awareness about health issues like mosquito-borne water-borne diseases.First steps treat diarrhea, Malaria, Dengue.It also teaches us the role of overcrowding pollution and poor socioeconomic and educational status play a role in healthcare.
It also teaches that Cleanliness is next to Godliness.Helping out in immunization clinics, are also a part if the training.The transition from lecture theatres to harsh reality can be mind-numbing without adequate preparation.This is an also, the subject which will teach you the concept of Universal Health coverage and why Healthcare needs to be inclusive.The exam for this is Third Professional MBBS part 1.
Cardiology and CTVS are both Super specialty subjects needing further studies after Post-Graduation.
This is another tough qualifying exam in your battle to get those letters after your name.While Cardiology mainly deals with the medical management of heart diseases.Cardiothoracic and vascular surgery involves surgical interventions of conditions involving Heart-lung and Thorax.Both require dedicated back-breaking training, experience, high-quality setup and fully qualified support staff for future practice.
D for Diploma and Degree
While both Degree and Diploma are postgraduate qualification and requires you to clear entrance examinations there are grey areas.A diploma is a two years course and makes you eligible for Government services needing post grad qualifications in some states.You can do a senior residency for a full period of 3 years after a Diploma for a boost to your CV and experience.But it may make teaching jobs in Medical Colleges challenging.A degree is preferred and has a mandatory three years training.
That’s it for this episode.
Watch out for the next part.
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