MEDICINE

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Why It’s Important To Restore The Prestige Of Family Medicine In India

The general practitioner (GP) has been relegated to a position at the bottom of the medical ladder, with the higher rungs occupied by specialists. The diverse skillset needed to run a successful family practice, and the fact that a general grasp of different specialties makes a worthy specialty in itself, has never been appreciated. The rampant specialty cult in the country has thus stripped family practice of its prestige and allure.
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The Damage Done By Indian Schools

It was when I started studying in a university abroad that I realised the full extent of damage done by my schooling. For instance, in my first year I could not turn in an English literature essay of substance. My university education became the beginning of my un-schooling. But how many of us have this opportunity to undergo this un-schooling? I did three years of BA, followed by a year of postgraduation studies, and I still feel the effects of this schooling on me. So what of others?