Best wishes to you during the exam period!
Two important announcements from IRA:
Also, we will very likely be shifting to electronic voting from this year for the forthcoming elections. Details will be provided soon and the process started.
IRA Research Grants 2019
5 for DM/DNB residents* (Rs. 1 lac each)
2 for MD residents* (Rs. 50,000 each)
2 for summer project during MBBS *(Rs, 25,000 each)
2 for IRA members who are not trainees (Rs. 2 lacs each)
A 3–4-page summary of your proposal, with brief review of literature, key question (s), novelty in the project, brief methodology,
Is ‘remission’ all about calculating disease activity scores? Do we need more drugs in our armamentarium or work on improving compliance? How well do our patients understand their illnesses? Are they able to cope? Do doctors overprescribe? The answers have multiple layers, and are not easy. The first and only step to understand their perspectives better is to engage with them and understand their predicament. Often in a busy OPD, we get lost in counting the joints, particularly in a rheumatoid patient, and forget that the disease has effects beyond joints.
Medicine is a Unique Profession giving "Four-fold" "Satisfaction"
(1) "Spiritual Satisfaction" (In comforting the suffering)
(2)"Intellectual Satisfaction" (In "solving" "Diagnostic" & "Therapeutic" "Riddles"
(3)"Social Satisfaction" (Via Social Status, Respect & Recognition)
(4) "Economic Satisfaction" (at least reasonable financial gains expected)
“Data & Variables – The Chi of the martial art of statistics”
Following the introduction to statistics in the previous issue, let us start getting trained in this martial art of medicine. The concept of statistics is pillared on data and variables – can be called ‘the Chi’ of this martial art. To decipher the complexity of statistics later, we need to start with understanding data.
In this write-up, we will first understand the concept and source of data followed by the classification of data with methods to represent data and the application of this knowledge.