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The book claims to the stories behind the lives of a few successful doctors. Their journey’s and what guided them and what drove them along the way despite challenges.
“And so you can” somehow came across as oh! These people were not meant to succeed, yet they did. Which implies, that you are entitled so you can.The result was I started reading the book with reservations.
The format of the book is very medical college case presentation like, the history of the person where he came from and what was the challenges.etc. The narrative concludes with advice to the medical student and takes away for anyone who is looking to do something with their life.
Some interesting takeaways were
- Dr.Virendra Sarwal—being a doctor is about hard work and perseverance.
- Dr.Khurana clarity and dedication is important.
- Dr.Lingam Vijaya be a team worker and be focused.
- Dr.Muralidhar Pai believes in your self and do not give up.
- Dr.Krishna follow your passion and your stay in integrity.
- Dr.Jyothirmayi Biswas trust your intuition, put in hard work and keep updating.
- Dr.Barnali Das play on your strengths and work with dedication.
- Dr.Mahipal.S. Sachdev tap your potential, take the risk and go the extra mile. (This person’s contribution is definitely worth a read, more than that it. It is worth internalizing. He has honestly shared the good, bad and ugly of the medical profession.)
- Dr.Praveen R.Murthy hard work is the prescription. Challenges appear to take you to the next level.
- Dr.Anita Panda dream big, stay true have faith in God
- Dr.Jas Kohli another contributor who spoke horse sense. He has brought forth the most salient factors, like connecting and empathizing with the patient. Don’t let the naysayers bother you. Be financial literate.
- Dr.Dhanashree Ratra nothing beats competency, your patient is not a case but a person who needs help and you happen to have the required help, be ethical.
- Dr.Sarbjit singh check what is making you choose medicine as a career, put your priorities in place, stay ethical.
- Dr.Vidushi Sharma be flexible and adaptable. Listen to everyone but do what you think is right. Chart your own path.
- Dr.Vinaya R.Murthy is more practical in what he shares. He lists the requirements for an doctor in contemporary scenario
- Communication skills
- Commitment and perseverance
- Business skills
- Additional skills which are not part of medical curriculum.
- Hospital management
- Dr.Sundaram Natarajan to achieve something it is all about the mindset.
The book is an interesting read for people who are starting out on any career. It instills a confidence that is possible to stay back in the country, innovate and achieve.
Looking the people who have been interviewed, they are achievers no doubt. Most of them ophthalmologist, but conspicuously missing were the legends from the medical field. Who were truly challenged.
- Dr.T.M.A Pai the founder of the Manipal hospital who was a quite family practitioner, from there he built the entire Manipal empire of today.
- Dr.Hansda Shekhar from Jharkand in his mid thirties, had face prejudice as a student because he was tribal, and prejudice when he went back to serve in home town because he was prescribing contemporary medicine. He has penned his experiences as a book which is amazing.
- Dr.H.V.Hande who is now retired but started out as a general family practitioner in Chennai, today he was the health minister during MGR’s regime. The good doctor has also transliterated kamba Ramayana and now working on the Vedas. His modest practise has now morphed into the multispeciality Hande Hospital
- Devi Shetty of Narayana Hridayalaya who has made cardiac surgery affordable to so many people.
Then there are names from the field of ophthalmology that are conspicuous by their absences.
- Govindappa Venkatswamy of the Aravind hospital Madurai.
- Gullapalli.N.Rao founder Dr.L.V.Prasad eye hospital.
- Srinivasa Rao P.N. he was the person who started the ophthalmology department in KMC Manipal. If you are an ophthalmology student you definitely would have heard of him he is a legend, who had expertise in seven branches of ophthalmology. He was the man who took ophthalmology to rural Karnataka and Kerala performed surgeries in make shift OT’s
- Babu Rajendran of Vijaya eye hospital Chennai who created technical innovations for surgery.
Over all a fairly good book, you can buy it on Amazon here.