The Inaugural Oslers

The Inaugural Oslers of Medical College, Thrissur, Kerala, India: Then and Now by Dr P Ravi Shankar MBBS, MD, FAIMER Fellow, MAoME * In mid-2019 I received a WhatsApp message from a former classmate inviting me to join a group of my former medical school classmates. At our alma mater, the Government Medical College, Thrissur, Kerala, India each intake of students was named after a famous personality in medicine. We were the inaugural Oslers named after Sir William Osler. Kerala, God’s own country? Over the next week I exchanged notes and reconnected with my classmates. We had spent over six years of our life together. Now nearly everyone was married … Continue reading

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Helen Salisbury – Expressing Empathy

BMJ March 4, 2022 This is a short, helpful essay by an eminent British G.P. All of us can benefit from it. Se writes: “I spent many years as a medical teacher attempting to coach students in the art of empathy. Some needed very little prompting, instinctively knowing what to say and when to say nothing while just sitting quietly. Others were on a longer journey, needing pointers about what to actively avoid and practice in being comfortable with silence.” Available Free Full Text from the BMJ. If the link does not work for you, email DJE and I’ll send you a pdf.

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