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Trapped in a Lucid Dream

Note to subscribers: Sorry for all the irrelevant question papers I posted. That was just a way of saving them, and gaining some organic hits.

So, it was pharmacology paper-2 today, and I think I had the longest night in my whole life today. Slept from 2:30 to 5 AM, and that's all. (I know, it's not new for some people out there. My friends had slept everywhere from 45 minutes to 5 hours)

Anyhow, such intense sleep deprivation gave me the amazing chance of experiencing an awesome lucid dream. And read till the end, there's a surprise. So, here's how it goes.

At 2:30 I set my alarm to 6 o'clock, and decided I'll wake up at 5 o'clock. (I don't like waking up to alarm. So, I keep the alarm tuned for a later time which I must absolutely get up at, and instruct my body to wake me up before that. I somehow end up waking between 5 & 6)

And then, I was home all of a sudden. Talking to my dad, watching TV, etc. Suddenly I realize I was dreaming. And here'…

Pharmacology RGUHS question papers December 2012

Try solving these

Microbiology question paper June 2013 paper 1 RGUHS RS3

December 2012 RGUHS RS3 microbiology question paper part 1

Feel free to download all the images and use them. This is 2012, not tomorrow's paper :D

Pathology paper 2 RS 2&3 RGUHS 2013 December question paper 2nd year. Second phase

Okay, I've probably messed up the 10 markers

Anatomy paper 1 RS 2 RGUHS 2013 December question paper

My roommate says this one was easy too.

Pathology Paper 1 Final exam RS2, RS3 2013 RGUHS 2nd year

An easy one

1st year 1st internal Anatomy Physiology Biochemistry Theory paper 2013

Biochemistry paper

Anatomy paper

Physiology paper Courtesy - my roommate

What Doctors Don't Get to Study in Medical School by BM Hegde

Disclaimer: I realize that I could be putting myself in great academic danger by publishing this post while studying medicine in the same state of the honoured author. But whoever decides to influence my very open professors and make me fail in my exams, also please read this response by nirmukta to one of his articles, to realize that I'm not the only person who feels like there's stone in the rice, waiting to be bitten. Ah! What an interesting title and how easy a way to grab the attention of a medical student tired of reading pharmacology.Within minutes of starting to read this book, I could smell honest but blind religiosity.With all due respect to the degrees the author possesses, this book isn't worth buying. But you should definitely read it once, to understand the workings of a conspiracy theorist's mind.
If you read with a truly open mind, you will be able to ignore the blatant errors of facts or practicality and focus on the drive home message, whi…

MAA Utsav 13

Unfortunately I won't be attending it this year. Nevertheless, here is the event schedule

If We Could Start From the End

"In my next life I want to live my life backwards. You start out dead and get that out of the way. Then you wake up in an old people's home feeling better every day. You get kicked out for being too healthy, go collect your pension, and then when you start work, you get a gold watch and a party on your first day. You work for 40 years until you're young enough to enjoy your retirement. You party, drink alcohol, and are generally promiscuous, then you are ready for high school. You then go to primary school, you become a kid, you play. You have no responsibilities, you become a baby until you are born. And then you spend your last 9 months floating in luxurious spa-like conditions with central heating and room service on tap, larger quarters every day and then Voila! You finish off as an orgasm!" ~Woody Allen In my next year I want to spend time backwards. I start off with an exam and get that out of the way. Then I study hard and understand the entire syllabus. Aft…

I am Alive, yet

The paucity in posting was because of two very important things.
1) I got other things to do. Lot of friends, lot of things happening. I will write them down here in no particular order.

I got broadband: This happened only about a month ago. And counter-intutively, it didn't lead me to posting more here :P Because by the time I had gotten broadband, I'd forgotten this blog. Anyhow, the broadband connection is 2-8 unlimited, BSNL Combo plan which costs me Rs 701 per month inclusive of everything. That means I have a longer day because I now don't sleep at 9 right after dinner, but instead at 3 right after the free usage begins and I've queued things for download.

I quit facebook.
A lot of things had been happening in facebook. There was a lot of groups, a lot of people I was following. Even the MMC&RI confessions page which was fun to read. But I realized that I didn't have any time to waste on reading all those useless things from the endless wall. And deactiva…

Research Primer - 15/5/13

Graduation day, socials, ethnic day

While skin posting reached its relieving end, without me taking out even the magnifying glass in that cubicle with 50 people packed inside, three events occurred on subsequent days.Graduation day:
2k7 batch went out with summer dreams 2013. Dr Antony, Dr Abhas, doctors everywhere. They made a beautiful video about their life in MMC and danced to their contentment while we had good food and slumbered.Socials:
I'm yet to talk with the juniors about what happened there. But in the hostel there was definitely innovative hazing methods. Ethnic day:
Now this was fun. Thanks to more than a week of bugging hard work by class representatives and others Sammilan, though it was never called so, went so well at hotel ruchi. I was the DJ playing the right songs at the right times except when I muted the sound for 15 seconds just when the sexy lady part of Gangnam style was coming up.Everything went so well - titles, games, food, ramp walk. Fadnis and Deepthi became the ethnic couple. And the d…

Weird Dream

I am in Mysore Junction Railway station at 8 AM, trying to cross the track to the first platform. But there's a local train which is blocking my way, so I decide to get inside and get outside at the other side. But as soon as I get inside, the doors close and I'm trapped, along with two girls and an old man who also wanted to go out. They're waiting for the next stop to get down, while I get to know that the train goes to Kuthuparambu (which is very close to my home, comes after Mattanur, the place I got to get down for my house) and reaches there at 10:30. Since it was Saturday, I thought I'd go home and come back on Monday, and fall asleep. When I woke up, I see that the train is already at Mattanur, and instead of going towards Kuthuparambu, it turns towards my place. I'm extremely happy and want to let everyone know...
And then I wake up, prone, on the examination table in the hall. Aquib's pointing towards loose stools on the bed and laughing at me, while…

IFMSA - Introduction To It

The academic society is brisk with activities. It is IFMSA's chance to talk in pathology hall today.A worldwide organization with its hierarchy. Medical counterpart of IEEE.Says US is the place for standard research. That IFMSA gives exchange student opportunity to foreign nations.
That WHO gives internship opportunities.Registration is like 1000 rupee per year. Gives a card that is valid in cafe coffee day.Mission statement is to offer future physicians exposure to global situation.To facilitate medical research, exchange, etc.

Fall on four limbs

Neonatal ICU. There are two of them. One in Cheluvamba, ground floor. Second in Kid's Hospital, top floor. NICU-2 is called Sick Baby Ward, and is more airy. But either of them houses the tiniest kids on earth.

Caution: Before touching any baby, use GermX (contains sterol kind of alcohol, probably) to clean your hands. Now, before you touch another baby, use GermX again. And this is in addition to the dettol+soap handwash that you've got to do before even entering the ward. Anyhow, I've decided that it's unethical to touch any kid unless it's essential for learning.

Pre-term babies invariably end up here. And their feet would be the smallest imaginable.

Photosensitive babies would be blindfolded. At times, there'd be the phototherapy unit shining bright UV light at them.

Not to forget the sensors. There's temperature control. And whenever it goes below the set - 36.5 or so, it'll beep. BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP.
So does the hea…

4th Term

Apparently, third term is over.

And with that came a new fervor for learning.

Posted to paediatrics from yesterday, Feb 6, a day after I turned 20. Though we missed all the days of OBG posting, I've attended both the days of paediatrics.

Day 1:
When you take a case, why is it important to know the age? :P
Hemolysis at day 1 is different from that at day 6.

And how is child case history different from adults?
There's an entirely new spectrum of diseases that can occur.

Day 2:
The nurses welcome us (just me and Fadnis) warmly and give us a box of used vials to play with. We arranged them in the order they should be administered.
Age 0- BCG (0.05 mL for kids born in hospital, and 0.1 mL for kids coming from outside, is what the nurse told. And the vial said "0.05 mL for kids upto 1 month, 0.1 mL for kids above 1 month". You can guess why the rule of thumb works) Live attenuated freeze dried Bacillus Chalmette Guerin IP (IP? Dad replied via sms. Indian Pha…

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