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The Pathogenesis of Addiction

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  “What fascinates me about addiction and obsessive behavior is that people who would choose an altered state of consciousness that’s toxic and ostensibly destroys most aspects of your normal life, because for a brief moment you feel okay.”- Moby (musician)   Introduction   Addiction is the need to do something repetitively in order to attain a hedonic/ pleasure state. ... Read More »

IMPORTANCE OF EXERCISE

IMPORTANCE OF EXERCISE “Health is Wealth”. There would be few amongst us who would have not heard this all famous quote. Since the dawn of time, man has always shown his superiority over fellow men by feats of physical prowess.  The importance of fitness is imbibed in us by a very early age. Indeed most childhood memories do consist of ... Read More »

USMLE Step 2 Clinical Skills Exam- My preparation experience

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Phase I: My first journey to The US Anxious, petrified and perturbed I was, sitting in the Terminal 3 of Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi, India, ready to board my first flight outside the country. It also happened to be the day my USMLE Step 2 CK result would be declared while I would be in mid-air over the ... Read More »

The PLAB Route

Time is the Key

Every year thousands of applicants apply for the match after the USMLE. This application is after an investment of at-least 10000$ and years of the prime time of a young Doctor’s life. We are all aware of the match rates and how every year thousands of talented doctors face hardship and unemployment while working for the USMLE dream. I am ... Read More »

Unmatched to Matched- My Journey!

From Left- Dr Singh, Ms Dana Chicklas and Dr Sinha

Every year thousands of U.S. Medical Student Seniors as well as International Medical Graduates (IMG’s) apply for residency and participate in the National Residency Match Program. This is a long and tedious process that involves doling out thousands of dollars, taking several day-long exams and attending several interviews (if you are lucky) all around the US. I know this sounds ... Read More »

“What are your goals?”- The million dollar Residency Interview Question

Aim for your target with focus and dedication!

Residency program directors are not just looking for the people who will work for you. They are looking for the people who have set short-term goals and long-term vision well planned out. Never go to residency interview without preparation. You have spent so much time and money to get those 5-10 interviews, all this hard work could be wasted just ... Read More »

USMLE Exam Experience – Handling the Day of the Exam!

Strong focus and self-control will help you hit the bull's eye!

The USMLE exams are probably one of the longest and the scariest devils that you will ever face as a doctor. These exams can be your greatest achievement leading to a fruitful career, if handled with a cool mind and the right attitude. I am sharing my USMLE Exam Experience in order to help people reach their goals. Medicine is ... Read More »

How to score good marks in USMLE Step 1?

How to score good marks in USMLE Step 1?

Every student is different. Every body has different learning style. Some are voracious readers but they are not able to score good marks in USMLE. This is all because they are not able to transfer the data from short-term memory to long-term memory and vice versa. To score good marks you have to repeat to remember and remember to repeat. ... Read More »

How to prepare for USMLE Step 2 CK?

USMLE Step 2 CK

I have been asked about how to prepare for the USMLE Step 2 CK exam. Though we only train students to pass their Step 2 CS exam in first attempt in our Vital Checklist Workshop but I wanted to provide a list of books, websites and videos, which students can use for their preparation for this exam. During the entire ... Read More »

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