Medical Students and Peer Learning – Some Thoughts

Medical Students and Peer Learning – Some Thoughts

As a child, in the 1960s, I had learnt the dance form Bharatanatyam for a few years. I used to go with some of my schoolmates for our evening classes. The dance master was a moody person - some days strict and almost angry; some days in a good mood. But one thing was sure - he was a great teacher. An interesting thing he did was - as new students joined the classes, he made the senior students (yours truly and some more) - teach them. Then he would make them perform and observe. Not only would he be…
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Do not wait any longer!

Do not wait any longer!

Everything is at one's finger tips today. Getting literature is easy, appraisal is the tough task. Search PubMed - you get all medical literature These are perceptions of a large number of health professionals - and these are "facts" they tell students. At the receiving end, students who (obviously) accept everything that a senior says, believe these statements. And many often wonder if they are "unique" - in their inability to search and find results easily. Worse still - are the statements - There are several tutorials on the net - on searching PubMed. In fact, the PubMed site itself…
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Research Challenges and Opportunities in Developing Countries

Research Challenges and Opportunities in Developing Countries

Biomedical research in developing countries: Opportunities, methods, and challenges Masudur Rahman, Uday C. Ghoshal, Krish Ragunath, Gareth Jenkins, Mesbahur Rahman, Cathryn Edwards, Mahmud Hasan, and Simon D Taylor-Robinson Indian J Gastroenterol. 2020 Jun 30 : 1–11.Link: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12664-020-01056-5 This time, we chose to highlight this article as it is written by authors from various countries both developing and developed. The authors have covered several aspects of the importance of research starting. Importantly they have covered the relationship between research and clinical practice, - very often brushed away. They have not only mentioned the challenges, but have shared opportunities too. The article covers…
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