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Is General Medicine a good Career option?

There are many nuances of a Career in General Medicine. I want to first understand What a Career in General Medicine entails before I invest time and effort to figure out How to start a Career in General Medicine. I was Googling about a Career in General Medicine and was lucky to find: https://www.lifepage.in/career/20180320-0001/Science/Medicine - Generalist/Career-in-General-Medicine/hindi

Dr Subhash Shalya's outlook!

Dr Subhash Shalya invested 23 years in General Medicine. Dr Subhash Shalya has worked in General Medicine as Sr. Consultant in Various Hospitals. In Dr Subhash Shalya's own words, this is how Dr Subhash Shalya got into General Medicine:"After completing my MBBS from SNMC, BR Ambedkar University Agra, I did my MS in Orthopedics & then a second MS in Surgery from SN Medical College Agra. Thereafter in 1994, I did my PGCR in Rehabilitation from All India Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Mumbai. I have worked as a Sr. Consultant for various hospitals and later joined as a Senior Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon at Indraprastha Apollo Hospital. In 2005, I started my own clinic & rehabilitation centre named 'Bone Joints Care Foundation of India' which is an NGO, working in the field of rehabilitation of pediatric and geriatric patients suffering from disabilities and deformities. I am also associated with Fortis C-Doc Hospital, Max Hospital & NMC Hospital as a visiting Sr. Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon."

Career Video on General Medicine

In a video, Dr Subhash Shalya has talked about various aspects of a Career in General Medicine. Dr Subhash Shalya started by explaining General Medicine as:"Internal Medicine or General Medicine is the medical specialty dealing with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of adult diseases. Physicians specializing in internal medicine are called internists or physicians. General Medicine is also termed as the branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and (nonsurgical) treatment of diseases of the internal organs (especially in adults) internal medicine."The video gave me so much food for thought.


I found the video unique because it talked about Education in terms of things which can be learnt from books, to excel at a Career in General Medicine and not as a list of Qualifications, which one needs to get into General Medicine. Dr Subhash Shalya touches upon these in the Education section of the Video:
  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Pathology
  • Pharmacology
  • Toxicology
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Medicine
  • Surgery
  • ENT
  • Ophthalmology
  • Obst & Gynecology

Dr Subhash Shalya then explains why these Skills are essential for a Career in General Medicine:
  • Communication Skills
  • Empathy
  • Moral Values

Dr Subhash Shalya believes that the following are some of the Positives of a Career in General Medicine:
  • Satisfaction
  • Travelling

And, Dr Subhash Shalya believes that one needs to prepare for following Challenges of a Career in General Medicine:
  • Internship
  • Handling Emergencies

In the final section of the video Dr Subhash Shalya talks about How a day goes in a Career in General Medicine. This video is by far the best video on a Career in General Medicine, that I have ever come across. To see the full Talk, one needs to install the LifePage Career Talks App. Here is a direct deep link of the Video: https://lifepage.app.link/20180320-0001

Similar Career Talks on LifePage

I continued with my research on LifePage and thoroughly studied these links to gain more perspective:
  1. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20161129-0001/Science/Medicine - Generalist/Career-in-Intensivist/english
  2. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20170523-0001/Science/Medicine - Generalist/Career-in-General-Medicine/english
  3. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20170526-0001/Science/Medicine - Generalist/Career-in-Medical-Counselling/english
  4. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20170919-0004/Science/Medicine - Generalist/Career-in-General-Medicine/english
  5. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20170918-0001/Science/Medicine - Generalist/Career-in-General-Medicine/hindi
  6. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20180104-0002/Science/Medicine - Generalist/Career-in-General-Surgery/english
  7. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20171114-0002/Science/Medicine - Generalist/Career-in-Medical-Counselling/english
  8. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20180107-0004/Science/Medicine - Generalist/Career-in-General-Medicine/hindi
  9. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20180328-0002/Science/Medicine - Generalist/Career-in-General-Surgery/english
  10. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20181129-0001/Science/Medicine - Generalist/Career-in-General-Medicine/english

Career Counseling 2.0

This video on a Career in General Medicine opened my eyes to a completely new perspective and got me interested in LifePage. I think LifePage is doing an amazing job of connecting real professionals with Career seekers. It is truly an amazing innovation in the area of Career Counseling. You can learn more about LifePage on: https://www.lifepage.in
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