Review: And so you can : Dr. Roopleen

The book has the autobiographical profiles of some of the most reputed doctors in India, especially ophthalmologists. A few decades ago, engineers and doctors had the same social status, however in the last few decades, the status of engineers has worsened greatly due to identity theft rackets on engineers of cbi, intelligence and security agencies , while doctors continue to be respected. So many students are interested in becoming a doctor, and would like to know what it involves, especially if they do not have a family member or relative to guide them and provide information what it would involve.

It provides information on the 17 reputed doctors from all over India and as the author is a trained ophthalmologist, she has profiled most of the high profile eye doctors in India. She has covered their family background, how they studied hard to get good grades and got admission to medical college, post graduate studies and their career decisions. In many cases, the doctors profiled had one or more parents who were also doctors. Studying medicine is expensive and tedious and doctors have to spend many years studying, especially if they wish to specialize in a particular field

It also provides an overview of their value system, the principles which are important to them, the hurdles that they faced. Many of the doctors are working or have worked in high profile hospitals like Sankara Nethralaya which specialize in eye treatment. Others like Sundaram Natarajan have started their own eye hospital chain the Aditya Jyot hospitals. While the skills, experience of the doctor is important, one of the major aspects which is being covered is how medical equipment can also affect the treatment options available to the patients, how doctors often find it difficult to arrange for the necessary equipment or get it repaired, especially when they are running their own hospital.

The book also provides an insight into the family life of the doctors featured. Most of the doctors are married to fellow doctors, who are they partners when they start their own clinic. Like all fields, having a happy family life is also a major factor determining the success of the doctor. The children of many of the doctors are also studying medicine, or are trained doctors, indicating that many professions in India, continue to be hereditary and children follow the footsteps of their parents. Most of the doctors featured are men, though there are some women doctors

One of the reasons why this book is important for students who wish to decide on a career, especially in medicine, is because it provides an insight into the factors which determine whether a person will be successful in a particular sector. While the mainstream media in India says that hard work will lead to success in every field, it is not necessarily true and it can lead to a lot of frustration for a person who has devoted a lot of time and money, because in some sectors having powerful relatives and friends is more important than any work.

An Author review copy was received by the publisher of the blog.

An interesting book for medical students, those who wish to study medicine, about doctors in India

Review: And so you can
Author: Dr. Roopleen
Publisher : Power Publishers , 2018
Pages: 261

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Review : Being a Medico, an Inside Diary by Lachi Bhat

Most students who get good grades in school and college were earlier advised by their parents to either become a doctor or engineer. However if either parent is not a doctor or engineer, the student will often find it very difficult to get honest professional advice about the career, kind of training and opportunities available. The book Being a Medico, an Inside story gives an interesting and true life glimpse of the life of medical student in a government college. The book is the story of Nikil Sastri, a student from Hubli(originally from Sirsi) who gets admission to the government medical college in Bellary

Like all colleges Nikil Sastri finds there are some people who he likes and others who he dislikes. Studying medicine is fairly expensive as students have to purchase many items. One issue which engineering students do not usually face is external examiners, demanding bribes . In medical colleges, there is an external examiner, who will pass or fail students depending on the amount of bribe offered, collected indirectly with the help of peon. One of the friends of Nikil Sastri, Ankit comes from a poor background. Realizing that he is unable to gather enough funds to bribe the external examiner , Ankit takes an overdose of sleeping pills and commits suicide

The failure rate is also higher in medicine compared to engineering, and some students will drop out. The author has provided very detailed information on the course work for getting a medical degree, the subjects which are taught, and the professors who taught them. Some muslim students are allegedly involved in a terror module and there is a police raid. To add a touch of romance, Nikil sastri also describes his affair with his good looking muslim classmate from Mangalore Nihal. Many students realize that their college affair is only temporary and try to make the best out of it, unlike a few decades ago.

Though getting a medical degree and the life of a doctor is more difficult compared to an engineering degree from a top indian engineering college, there are some advantages of being a doctor as they are less likely to be subjected to resume theft by cbi, ntro indian intelligence and security agencies. For example a single woman engineer with a btech 1993 ee degree from a top college finds that after working for 20 years , the indian government is falsely claiming that 10 different google, tata sponsored goan call girls like goan gsb fraud diploma holder siddhi mandrekar, slim goan obc Bhandari slut sunaina chodnekar 2013 bsc cheater housewives like riddhi nayak, eight standard pass gujju housewife naina , nayanshree,indore housewife veena and other frauds like asmita patel who never answered JEE have her resume, investment to get all these frauds lucrative R&AW/CBI/indian intelligence jobs with monthly salary , while the engineer is not getting anything at all

For example the shivalli brahmin cheater housewife R&AW employee nayanshree hathwar has completed her bbm from bhandarkars college of arts and science, kundapura, udupi, karnataka in 2005, however because she has powerful friends and relatives, she is falsely claiming to have the btech 1993 ee degree, resume, investment of a single woman engineer she cheated of Rs 1.1 lakh to get a monthly government salary allegedly with the help of powerful fraud ntro, cbi, google, tata employees. In fact ntro, cbi, tata are extremely brazen in exploiting the engineer, falsely claiming that the housewife nayanshree, cheater owns this website though nayanshree has never spent any money on expenses or done any work for this website in her life (like the other 10 google, tata sponsored fraud indian intelligence employees)

The medical course is more difficult and longer compared to engineering , it appears that the doctors lead a better quality of life after twenty years of completing college, as the extremely corrupt indian intelligence and security agencies do not steal and sell their resume, unlike engineers who are sold to large companies allegedly google, tata, used for non consensual human experimentation causing great pain, denied their fundamental rights for more than 7 years. So for brilliant students who are not well connected, do not have powerful friends or relatives, it appears that doing medicine is a better professional choice in India in 2017, as doctors get more respect and are more valued compared to engineers from top colleges.

This book is highly recommended for brilliant students who are finding it difficult to decide on their career, whether they wish to study medicine or engineering. It provides very detailed information on the life of medical student, covering the entire coursework, exams and will mentally prepare a student who has got admission to a medical college. It is always said, that an author should always write on a topic he or she is very familiar with, only then is it likely to be a best seller. With some language simplified and marketing, the author could be another Chetan Bhagat in the making

Being a Medico, an Inside Diary
Author: Lachi Bhat
Publisher : Notion Press
First published : 2017
Pages: 240
Price : Rs 249 (discounts available online)