Wards or No wards!!!!!!!!
I met this guy in Brisbane the other day, a graduate of King Edward Medical College, and he was repenting on not attending the wards at that time, despite his about to be consultant in internal medicine scene........
And that made me think to stress need for emphasizing the need to attend wards. Every now and then, you'll come across the seniors boosting of not attending wards even in final years and recommending you the same, but trust me, thats one of the mistakes most of you commit, even after people like me stressing the importance......
Patients are the best teachers, even if you are not learning anything consciously while spending time in 3rd yr and 4th yr wards, you are learning a lot from the surroundings unconsciously...... however i must say that you need to choose the ward combination wisely. If you can change, try to go to following units:
Surgery: South (Best), East (Better)
Medicine: East (Best), Prof. Irhsad's ward was also good one but no idea where he is now.
Peds: Unit 2 (Unit 1 has a good professor but not so good other staff)
Eye and ENT: More or less same.
Minors: go to onco, ortho, psychiatry, TB, Cardio, Derma
May be left: Neuro, renal........
Note that wards are must from 3rd yr, you'll act like a fool if you go there for the first time in final year, and that you'll realize in final year. Most of the questions in papers are based on the patients you see in ward.
The list I gave was I made during my stay at KE, so might change later, but the importance of wards wont.........
Dr. Asad Khizar