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Monday, June 23, 2014

Mysore Medical College & Research Institute Admission 2014 - Documents Required, Fees Structure, etc

Hello future student at MMC&RI, Mysore.
It is quite possible that you've been searching all around for details of admission procedures and fee structure of Mysore Medical College & Research Institute, Mysore for the year 2014.
But trust me, as a student of MMC&RI myself, you'll find it hard to believe that "skmediaworks.in/mmcri" is the "official" website of our college.

Since there's not much we can do about that, here's the information you're looking for.

I'll summarize that:

First MBBS Admission 2014-15
  1. Passport Size photo - 2
  2. All original certificates below
    1. Allotment letter (CET/AIQ)
    2. SSLC Marks card (10th)
    3. PUC Marks card (10+2)
    4. TC + Study certificate
      Cast certficiate Income certificate
      (Cat I/II A, /IIB/IIIA/IIIB/SC/ST)
    5. Physical fitness certificate with blood group (any govt hospital)
    6. Eligibility certificate / Migration certificate (AIQ / CBS)
      From RGUHS, Bangalore 
    7. CET & PMT (AIQ) marks (net copy)
    8. Total 3 sets xerox copies of all certificates
  3. E - Stamp bond paper Rs 100
    First party - Student Name
    Second party - Director & Dean
  4. College Fees Structure
    1. CET General - Rs 8375
    2. CET Sc/ST - Rs 15875
    3. AIQ - Rs 25075
  5. Hostel advance boy - Rs 7500, girl - Rs 7500
Note: I just typed that information from the above linked pdf file. Here's that once again. http://skmediaworks.in/mmcri/files/latestnews/document_fees_structure.pdf
Since I've a class at 9, and it is 9:10 now, my typing could be wrong. So, refer that link.
AIQ above stands for All India Quota. (AIPMT, NEET, whatever)

More: If you're an AIPMT student, the certificate number 6 in item 2 above, the eligibility certificate, need to be obtained from Rajiv Gandhi University, Bangalore. Yes, you need to first go to Bangalore and get that. (Takes a day or two, depending on your luck). And then come to Mysore. Book tickets accordingly.

Even more: You can ask me, a third year student, for any detail you want. Look for my phone and email here.
Btw, here's the office phone number in case: 0821 2520512 .

All the best. See you in August.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

First Thinks First - a workshop on first aid

The Academic Society and St John Ambulance gave this workshop on first aid in the Anatomy lecture hall on 6th June.


Behind the scenes
Dr Abeer, Bhavika, Dr Chandrakumar, Dr Gurudatt, and Dr Manjunatha (possibly more or less people) shaped this workshop.
Volunteers (who were present while we were practising the skits at the Lion's waiting shelter) included: Pratibha, Swathi, Shruti, Vivek, Madhu, Nivedha, Noor, Meghna, Terese, Prashasth, and Me.
Volunteer meet at Lion's hall
I made this PowerPoint at CCD with Dr Abeer and Bhavika. The skit would go along with the presentation.--

On the day:

I went searching for printing facility (for this) in different shops in landsdowne building to no avail. And reached the Anatomy Lecture Hall about 15 minutes late (at 9). Connected the laptop. Bhavika had brought her speaker too.

The inauguration was done by the dean.
Dr B Prakash, Dr B Krishnamurthy (speaking), Dr CL Gurudatt

Dr B Krishnamurthy giving a memento to Dr Prakash (left)

Dr B Prakash handled all the sessions - including demonstrations.

While I was taking photographs behind the audience, Bhavika called me to the stage (for a computer problem?) and I ran to her to know that Dr Prakash needed a volunteer to demonstrate mouth to mouth. Thus, I became the brave volunteer.

Me lying dead, and Dr Prakash checking for breath sounds
I also received 4 CPR strokes, which almost made my heart stop (ironically).

Lunch was served in Histology practical hall.
Skit team doing something and all
And then we staged the skits.

Following these Dr Prakash demonstrated different bandages, carrying methods, etc (which I fondly recalled from my old scouting days)

By the end of these (at around 5) everyone was in a hurry to leave and there were only about 55 left to do case scenarios. I had a broken clavicle and the team of first aiders managed to identify my problem and bandage me up pretty accurately.

And after a squabble with the Anatomy department attenders we packed up.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

CME on dissertation and synopsis - a statistical view

The Department of Community Medicine, MMC&RI organized a CME on statistics today in the P&SM lecture hall, which was being renovated all this week for just this occasion.

The first talk was on the importance of statistics in medical research.
I missed the second talk about synopsis.
Then Dr Ganagaboraiah talked about which statistical tests are best for which methodology, the pitfalls in using different tests, the importance of correct sample size, avoiding bias, the importance of confidence interval, significance, power, etc.

This was followed by my favourite session on R by Dr S Ravi. He showed R studio and gave some reasons to use R in a beautiful latex (beamer?) presentation.

And ironically, systat (who was sponsoring the day?) gave a talk about the systat software in the end. The conversation revolved around how systat is at par with SPSS which highlighted the generalized apathy towards R. Makes me wonder if I should quit medicine and build a GUI for R and sell it.