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New courses and old courses

The last few months have been very challenging for me . Challenging not in the bad sense but in a very good sense . I increasingly train students for competitive exams and this makes me prepare as hard as the students themselves . I refer a lot , burn the midnight oil .  This is because compared to …

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The importance of transferable skills

Three different people from different backgrounds . First , my good friend who was an engineer is now in a startup which is 0 percent related to engineering . Then there is the subcollector who is in the limelight in munnar controversy for taking a tough stand against politicians is an IAS who has a…

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On inspiring people and getting inspired

Teaching is always a two way process . On inspiring people and getting inspired by them . For , i believe , if we just want to gain some knowledge a textbook is more than enough . There is no need of a trainer/teacher . 

Being a night owl who can easily study into the wee hours of the night waki…

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proud teacher radiology domain fundamentals

There is a unique joy of being a trainer  when your students do well .  Of course being a trainer in medical field it translates to students,  be it radiologists or technologists do better scans be it a cardiac CT or virtual colonoscopy .  And also biomedical engineers who excel in selling biomedica…

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Student personality and the trainer

I enjoy each of my training sessions . It is not only because I get to do the job I love but also because each of my students (mostly doctors and biomedical engineers ) come with a unique background and personality . Being a human -human interaction it is inevitable that both the trainer as well as …

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MRI applications training and consultants

Though each of  the students or customers in the training field i interact with are interesting ,I really get fascinated when i show around the latest MRI applications to consultants of different specialties , Especially I  enjoy it ,because its a two way learning process . Because though in MRI app…

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Feedbacks in trainings

How good are you as a trainer ?  Though we all would like to believe we are good or bad or somewhere in between its upto the student to rate you . Of course this doesnt mean a bad teacher shouldnt have the satisfaction of teaching or that students are always right . But just as statistics do give a …

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Radio - holiday

I am biased  about thiruvananthapuram , the capital city of Gods own country kerala .  But recently i am meeting many people including my students who say trivandrum is one of the beautiful places they have seen . Having lived in this city and visited its tourist attractions ( more than 50 touristy …

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beyond spinning : MRI and sufiism

Recently i saw a video of a sufi whirling in google . It is a worship dance symbolic in many ways of planetary motion and shedding of ones ego . Anyway it is awesome to watch and watch it either live or in google . The spinning motion and its symbolism is not a new thing and from spin of planets to …

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Beyond shadows ..Radiology

Always when you look back you will realise the true importance of things . As i have blogged earlier radiology is quite different from the typical doctor . So many differences starting with the cumpulsory airconditioned environment (its for our costly machines not for us :) )  , the distance from th…

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A little extra knowledge ---MRI and CT

                                                                                     Most of us have graduate degrees and many have postgraduate degrees . But have you thought in your day to day life how much of that knowledge is applied in professional life…

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On teaching software engineers

If you ask me who are my favorite students i would say i love teaching doctors , biomedical engineers as well as technicians  . But there is one group which stands unique in my clientale . They are the software engineers . Now you may ask me what am i doing in teaching them ? Thanks to technological…

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cars and jeeps of radiology --MRI and CT scans

Whenever i give a topic presentation i add pictures of Lamborginis to prove some radiological technical point . Being involved in consultant trainings also  in MRI and CT applications and also getting feedback about patients from them each day i get fascinated as well as intrigued by the perception …

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The diamond search ---interview process

Its so fascinating the process of interviewing people . Its remarkable to see the consistency of people who show the same strengths and weaknesses exhibited during the interview process once hired .. This makes all the more important the hiring process rigorousness in that the interviewer should ask…

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Rise of the machines ----Terminator 3 movie and radiologists

 

The key success of Terminator movie was the fight between machines and humans and the ultimate success of humans . In an increasingly technology driven world sometimes we wonder if machines will take over one day in the far future . Robotics has really taken off and many of our machines are co…

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Beyond pressing buttons : CT and MRI basics

Countless movies have shown the scene . The car or jeep in which  the hero and heroine are  travelling comes to a  grinding halt in middle of a jungle road . The hero jumps out opens the bonnet of the vehicle and does something miraculously ( though hes not  a trained mechanic ) the car restarts   a…

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Making radiology training interesting

I still remember one of the first radiology conferences i attended . One of the lectures is still vivid in my memory . Not that it was the most interesting topic in radiology, but i still remember many of the slides . Whenever i prepare any topic i still remember the way he presented . 

For star…

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The moonwalkers dream --- career guidance

Recently I saw one of the interviews of Michael Jackson . Having been my pop idol for decades I knew what to expect . A friendly but shy person . Now don’t ask me isn’t he the same person who faces lakhs of people in live pop music concerts . Yes , that’s also possible as many pop and rock stars wer…

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Dr Bruce and stair climbing

Frankly i am ignorant . I dont know whether Bruce is a doctor or a Mr . Actually being a non cardiologist it doesnt matter to me.   But what i know is the tread mill test done according to Bruce protocol has some degree of accuracy especially when correlated with other tests and risk factors  , is r…

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Explaining CT scan to an engineer

                                                                                              Teaching of each student is a unique experience . Grasping power differs , interest differs , sleeping latency ( how fast falls asleep in class ) varies . Teaching radiology residents is interesting en…

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