After nearly a decade in Academics and the struggle to standardize Emergency Medicine Post
Graduate Training in India I have come to realize that the only way Residents
in MD/DNB can succeed is Standardize Themselves to a Discipline which will
build their knowledge and skills.
I am laying out a
Plan which the residents can follow to help them achieve their
Studying Hard is key
and following the plan is vital.
It is similar to a weight loss plan and I call
it Ignorance Loss Plan in EM…
Residents have a 1000
days to learn, commit mistakes and correct them.
Using every day , every
moment is key.
Residents don’t need a Degree
to Learn and should not think that they can learn after MD/DNB because that
takes away few years from the life of performance.
Finish ATLS ACLS PALS
AUTLS within the first three months of starting. It’s crucial because having Resuscitation
mastered is key to building on knowledge.
Start Read 10 pages a
day of Tintinalli RELIGIOUSLY and that’s easy.
Repeat the 10 pages a day cycle and continue
Go on to read FOAMED
and data on websites because by this time you have read the book twice and seen
tons of cases to be able to master to the subject.
Start Preparing for
Complete the Thesis.
Attending The National
Emergency Medicine Board Review of India Course. NEMBRIC held at National Board
of Examinations / New Delhi every year.
Attend the EXAMATHALON
which is held in Kerala every year in First half of the year which helps you
using Mock Examination patterns for training.
Disclaimer: Many Residents are forced to attend Conferences. Remember You don't go to a conference to gain Resident Level Knowledge...That's done in your PG Training.
Be smart and Know who is speaking on the stage ... Realize whether that person who claims to be an Expert Specialist is really qualified to speak...Time is crucial don't waste it and gain knowledge from someone who is not qualified.
I want you all to realize that I want you all to succeed. I am a hard core academician and respect and worship The Goddess of Knowledge. I believe that this is the knowledge which brings food to my table and this is the knowledge which gives power to practice patient care.
I take this education seriously and plead that you do so too.
Remember the fact that Emergency Medicine in India is One HOD Model and not like the west where many consultants work. This job market has shrunken with fake Degree Manufacturing process set up.
The Consultants from other department will respect you when you have the knowledge and participate in discussions as an equal.
They have to respect you not as a CMO but as a Specialist.
We will have to work hard on creating jobs, meanwhile you the NEET Selected MCI Recognized MD/NBE Legitimate Residents have to work hard to accomplish the goals.
Passing Exams is just one step , having the knowledge and skills is step two and become a good specialist is the last never ending step.
I wish you the best and you can contact me at anytime.