Satendra Singh

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This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Medical humanities (MH) has been defined as " an interdis­ ciplinary and increasingly international endeavour that draws on the(More)
Olfactory disorders are noted in a majority of neurodegenerative diseases, but they are often misjudged and are rarely rated in the clinical setting. Severe changes in the olfactory tests are observed in Parkinson's disease. Olfactory deficits are an early feature in Alzheimer's disease and they worsen with the disease progression. Alterations in the(More)
Peer-assisted learning as de rigueur is reverberating in medical institutions around the world. Anatomy classroom activities are challenging and different, and the stressful environment of dissection rooms poses a greater challenge than what can be addressed through peer-assisted learning. It is here that "near-peer role modeling" is not only likely to be(More)
PURPOSE To determine motivation of medical students towards a medical career, and their knowledge of and preparation for it. METHODS After ethical committee approval, students admitted in 2009, who volunteered, were administered an anonymous questionnaire. Descriptive analysis was done. RESULTS Of 150 students admitted, 103 (68.7%) submitted completed(More)
Disability is a complex phenomenon. It reflects an interaction between features of a person's body and features of the society in which he or she lives. International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF), lays stress on the functional as well as the structural problem of a person. All the definitions of disability also include the(More)
Sciences (Delhi, India) is a 4.5-yr, intense academic program where physiology is taught in the first year. To make the learning experience enriching, the Department of Physiology organizes four student seminars (two seminars/semester) in a year. The seminar includes topics that are covered in the theory lectures. Five groups consisting of eight students(More)
PURPOSE The first year is stressful for new medical students who have to cope with curricular challenges, relocation issues, and separation from family. Mentoring reduces stress and facilitates adaptation. A program for faculty mentoring of first-semester students was initiated by the Medical Education Unit in 2009 at University College of Medical Sciences,(More)
BACKGROUND There are more than 44 000 seats in over 350 medical colleges in India for pursuing the MBBS course. This is not enough as we have only 1 doctor for as many as 1953 persons in India. Yet, medicine is not among the top vocations in most career advisories and the best school students do not aspire to be doctors. METHODS This cross-sectional study(More)
Resident-as-teacher courses are pretty common in Western medical schools however they are a rarity in Asian and developing countries. The current report is a scholarly analysis of a three day orientation program for senior residents in order to improve their functioning by providing new template either for supplementing basic workshops for faculty or to(More)