How to make a Surgeon?

Ingredients 1 slightly demented, partially egotistical, aspiring, alpha human 3-4 fully demented, megalomaniacal, brilliant surgeons/ consultants/ mentors 826 surgical tomes (assorted) Any number of ailing, broken, hapless patients (number required depends on finesse desired) 13458 surgical instruments- scalpels, drills, bone- saws, retractors, elevators, chisels, mallets…. 3943874 litres of Betadine 191878 litres of surgical spirit 456667... Continue Reading →

Tales from The Operating Room- 10 lies in medical dramas that make us look cooler than we are..

Medical dramas have more often than not been immensely popular on TV. The intense life and death stories, Adonis like surgeons, uber- competitive super- attractive residents, wacky patients, natural disasters, passionate hospital romances, the never- ending drama; keeps the viewers hooked week after week. And propagates a ton of lies and half- truths! They present... Continue Reading →

The species called surgical residents….

July 1 is considered to be doctor’s day in India. Celebrated to honour the fabled physician Dr BC Roy whose birth and death anniversary falls on the day. All the Doctor’s Day wishes, messages and stories on my Facebook news feed got me reminiscing about my PG/residency years. It has not been long since I... Continue Reading →

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