International OMS day.

Hella folks!     Well this might sound a bit like self- promotion, but I'm tired of being stuck in professional limbo and will therefore go ahead with a teeny bit of self- promotion (for the sake of the OMS community). In most countries, even with dual degrees and more than a decade and a... Continue Reading →

Female surgeon rant.

I rarely talk about my work or my colleagues to you folks. I have my reasons. But today I shall throw caution to the winds and open Pandora's box. A box rife with excitement, prejudice, innovation, sexism, toil, blood, gore, guts, hard- work, parties, gossip, laughter, tears, stereotypes, misconceptions and sempiternal action. My work gives me... Continue Reading →

What the hell does an OMFS do?

I am an OMFS. An Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon. In most places it means you have undertaken the worst and most tedious from of training that ever existed. You end up doing both medical school and dental school and then a five year residency! (Some then go on to do a fellowship- a few more... Continue Reading →

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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