Life As Medico

Myths about Medical Life

Myths about Medical Life...

#MYTH 1- ALL WORK AND NO PLAY!

Here, are two incidents describing some pretty hilarious stuff that happens around  in medical colleges.

Anmol Jain, MBBS from ESIC Medical College, Bangalore decribes one of his internship experiences as a crazy one-

He narrates  –  “ I had recently met my Junior and he narrated this story from his college vaguely and this story illustrates why ABBREVIATIONS can at time be dangerous and funny.

An Intern in the evening was informed by his senior to monitor a patient.

He was told strictly-“You have to Do PR every 2nd hourly for this patient and tell me tomorrow about your recordings”

The intern just completed his surgical postings and had ushered into Internal medicine.

What he didn’t realize was that he was asked to monitor Pulse Rate(PR) and not Per Rectal examination.

The next day when the professor turned up for the morning rounds he saw the patient tossing and turning in the bed.

On enquiring,he received a sharp retort from the patient and he had no idea why was this happening to him! He was treated properly after that.”

Udit Vaish, MBBS Surgery & Medicine, School Of Medical Science And Research, Sharda University says- “Some student who was really tired of the lecture decided to pull this prank, most of the top end smartphones nowadays have an IR Blaster, this thing basically emulates a remote control and you can pair any IR device with it and use your phone as a remote.

So this one guy (I don’t know who) decided to pair his phone with the projector and started to play around with it!

Mid lecture, we see the brightness go up and down with everyone watching in complete puzzlement, the catalyst occurred a few minutes later, when the lecturer announced that the following lecture would be his as well, this dude in a fit of rage turns off the projector! The projector goes dark and the entire class goes mad, laughing, clapping, hooting, and the poor professor was just puzzled at the timing of this seemingly spurious event!

The technician comes, equally puzzled, first looks at the projector then looks at our faces all smiles! And tells the professor that it’s the students who’ve done this, they’ve got their hands on too much technology!

However ,it was a one time event hence was funny and harmless.”

MYTH 2- TOUGH EXAMINATION PROCESS

It’s not just about the medical school, examinations would be tough if you are not well prepared be it medical school, engineering or any other branch.

It is not a cakewalk!

MYTH 3- MEDICAL COURSES TAKE FOREVER TO FINISH

Those 11 years of studying can save a life, imagine that! Put in the effort and the result is worth it.

If you choose engineering or any other branch, 4 years of  bachelors nd then you may have to put in extra 2-3 years for masters to get a job. Either way, mastering a trade can take time but it is worth the effort.

MYTH 4- YOU HAVE TO MAJOR IN THE SCIENCES TO GET INTO MEDICAL SCHOOL

In India, you have to have Physics, Chemistry and Biology in your 10+2 but in countries outside India- As long as you take the required science sequence i.e. -One year of biology with laboratory

-One year of general chemistry with laboratory

-One year of organic chemistry with laboratory

-One year of physics with laboratory

-One semester of biochemistry

-One semester of upper division biology (required by some med schools)

-One year of college-level math (ideally including calculus)

then you can major in any subject you want. Choosing a nontraditional major will help you stand out while applying to medical school.

#MYTH 5 – NOT GETTING A GOOD SPECIALIZATION IS A WASTE OF STUDYING MEDICINE

Every professional study needs studying and medical is no exception. Study and research are best ways to become efficient and innovative doctors equipped with technology. A good researcher in medicine comes to a great help to the mankind as a whole and only studying can help in achieving it.

#MYTH 6- FOR A MEDICAL STUDENT LOVING MATHEMATICS IS A SIN

Being good at a subject and wanting to learn more and more of the subject are two very different things. You need to analyze which one is your passion and move accordingly. Similarly, if you are good at both math and biology, and a medical student, do not think that you are on the wrong path. There exists a platform where your love for both the subjects will work for your benefit. Don’t let your choices become a hindrance.

#MYTH 7- MEDICAL STUDENTS DO NOT SOCIALIZE

The amount of work is usually a surprise to the students once they enter into studies.. But how rigorously you may study depends on how compulsive you are and the limits you set for yourself. Some people think they have to study nonstop, get two or three hours’ sleep a night and cram for exams, but some people don’t. All that matters is how much you are passionate about your goal and how desperately you are willing to excel in the field that you have chosen.

#MYTH 8- MEDICAL SCHOOL IS ONLY FOR THE RICH

This is not true at all, if you study well you will flourish. If you qualify in the common examination, most of your fees would be paid by the government in countries like India.

If you cannot qualify for the examination, then you can join the private colleges and that would cost you a fortune. Many students go to countries like China and Russia to study medicine, as in these countries, the cost involved is less.

To clear the air regarding myths about medical education, we talked to some students. Final year students from Lady Hardinge Medical College says that medical students need to put in a lot of hard work, and one cannot survive without dedication. The course often does not leave you any time for extra-curricular activities, and hobbies are hard to pursue. However, she lays a lot of emphasis on gaining practical knowledge through internships and field work. “Medicine is tough, but it is supposed to be. It is no joke. But if you have the passion for the field, you will love your work. There is no greater joy than curing a sick person or easing someone’s pain,” she concludes. For it is always said, “Medicine is only for those who cannot imagine doing anything else.”

Isha Sinha Author
Hello everyone ! My name is Isha Sinha living in the city of Nawabs i.e.,Lucknow,Uttar Pradesh.I did my schooling from Delhi Public School,Lucknow with Physics, Chemistry and Biology as my major subjects. I will graduate from VIT University,Vellore in 2019 with a B.tech degree in Biotechnology. I won a lot of essay and story writing competitions back in school which lead to my interest in writing. I am a part of Yearbook and also Hindi Literay Association here in VIT. My motto of-“ Pen is mightier than the sword” lead me to this great opportunity to inspire young minds along with Conceptree. I hope you like what you read.
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Isha Sinha Author
Hello everyone ! My name is Isha Sinha living in the city of Nawabs i.e.,Lucknow,Uttar Pradesh.I did my schooling from Delhi Public School,Lucknow with Physics, Chemistry and Biology as my major subjects. I will graduate from VIT University,Vellore in 2019 with a B.tech degree in Biotechnology. I won a lot of essay and story writing competitions back in school which lead to my interest in writing. I am a part of Yearbook and also Hindi Literay Association here in VIT. My motto of-“ Pen is mightier than the sword” lead me to this great opportunity to inspire young minds along with Conceptree. I hope you like what you read.
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