French cuisine

As an Indian, I am used to the infusion of an array of different flavours. If I am completely honest, I am the type of person who is inclined to put chilli flakes or some form of spice to any dish to be able to fully enjoy it. In my opinion, French cuisine is extremely…

The unwritten rule about stethoscope placement

I have always believed that medical students should not wear their stethoscopes around their neck. I personally find it almost disrespectful and arrogant for medical students to do this and I have a number of reasons for feeling this way. Historically speaking, doctors have been known to wear their stethoscope around their neck. It is a…

Interprofessional learning

As part of the course, we have had a couple of study days which involved carrying out activities with students who are studying various other courses which are related to health care. This involved working with pharmacists, social workers and more recently paramedics. Even though the session was a bit longer than what I would…

Christmas cheer?

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas filled with joy and everything that your heart desired to receive! Social media is a very powerful tool. It’s almost scary to think that it now has the capability to shape the way in which you think and act. Because of this platform, we are able to…

Weddings galore

I’ve been at my friend’s house for the past couple of days to be a part of her sister’s wedding. It was a great way to distract myself from the day that we receive our results from the exams. The wedding was absolutely gorgeous. It was the first Muslim wedding that I been to so…

Is it right to pray with patients?

The other evening I went to a CMF (Christian Medical Fellowship) social where we had a meal prepared for us and then we went to St. Thomas’s Church to debate the question of whether it’s right to pray with patients. I’ve mentioned CMF previously in my blog but just as a refresher: the society brings…