ClinicalTRACK - Dr. Rahul Kumar Gupta

Life of Dr. Rahul Kumar Gupta Challenges, Humor, and the Pursuit of Healing.
Dr. Rahul Kumar Gupta,
MBBS ,MS (General Surgery) from Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Medical College, Madhya Pradesh, India (2018-2021)
Dr. Rahul Kumar Gupta, MBBS ,MS (General Surgery) from Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Medical College, Madhya Pradesh, India (2018-2021)

Name: Dr. Rahul Kumar Gupta

Birth Place: Singrauli ,Madhya Pradesh, India

Educational Qualification: MBBS from All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Raipur, India (2012 - 2016)

MS (General Surgery) from Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Medical College, Madhya Pradesh, India (2018-2021)

  1. What are you doing currently? How was your initial experience with clinical initiation, clinical rotations, or bedside learning?

    I am currently in the fellowship program for Minimal Access Surgery at AIIMS Bhubaneswar. My initial clinical experiences were filled with learning and growth. Starting from AIIMS Raipur, I've independently managed surgical emergencies, honed surgical skills, and can now perform various procedures confidently.

  2. Could you share some humorous, peculiar, or unforgettable experiences you've had while working in a clinical ward? Feel free to recount any interesting incidents.

    While it's tough to pick one, a humorous incident involved a patient mistaking me for a senior doctor and requesting advice. It reminded me of the trust patients place in us.

  3. What are your thoughts on outpatient clinics (OPD) as an integral part of the medical profession? Do you find it enjoyable/challenging or dull and boring?

    OPDs are the heart of clinical practice. They provide a diverse range of cases that help us learn, stay updated, and provide personalized care. I find them enjoyable and challenging due to the variety of cases and patient interactions.

  4. What are your thoughts on indoor/ward/floor duties in a hospital? Could you share what aspects you appreciate and what aspects you find challenging or dislike?

    Indoor duties provide an in-depth understanding of patient care and management. I appreciate the opportunity to observe a patient's progress. The challenging aspect is the time demand, which can be physically and mentally demanding.

  5. Could you describe your routine and activities when you are rounding on patients during your medical duties?

    My routine involves morning rounds, discussions with seniors, bedside learning, and attending OPDs or surgeries. Patient interactions, discussions on management, and learning from experienced colleagues are key components.

  6. What are some of your favorite procedures or activities that you enjoy while working in hospitals or outpatient clinics (OPDs)?

    I particularly enjoy laparoscopic gall bladder and hernia surgeries. These procedures offer a blend of precision and innovation.

  7. What are some procedures or activities that you dislike or prefer to avoid while working in hospitals or outpatient clinics (OPDs)?

    I'm less interested in head and neck procedures. However, I am open to learning and adapting.

  8. Can you describe your experience during your clinical rotations? What departments did you rotate through and which one was your favorite(s)?

    Clinical rotations exposed me to various specialties like Surgery, Medicine, Pediatrics, Obstetrics, and Gynecology. I enjoyed surgery rotations the most due to my inclination towards surgical skills.

  9. What are some of the least favorite aspects or activities for you while on duty in a hospital?

    Administrative tasks and paperwork can be tedious and time-consuming, taking away from direct patient care.

  10. If you could change one aspect of how doctors and medical students work or operate in hospitals or outpatient clinics (OPDs), what would it be?

    I would encourage a more collaborative and inclusive approach, breaking down hierarchy barriers to foster learning and growth.

  11. How do you handle or perceive night calls/shifts? What is your take on In-house calls? How do you manage the food situation while you are on duty in the hospital or during your work shifts?

    Night calls and shifts are part of the medical profession, and I handle them by maintaining a balanced routine. In-house calls are essential for comprehensive patient care. I usually carry packed food or ensure access to hospital canteens.

  12. How do you like to spend your leisure time when you're not working or on duty?

    I enjoy meeting new people, traveling, conducting meetings, and engaging in social service, especially in tribal and rural areas

  13. What is something that you strongly dislike or find challenging?

    I find working in tribal and rural areas challenging due to limited resources and healthcare disparities.

  14. If you had the opportunity to choose an alternative specialty, career, or role at this point, what would you switch to? What factors or reasons would influence your decision? If you could choose any medical institution, place, or destination to work at, what would be your dream choice? What factors make it an appealing option for you?

    If given the chance, I might consider being an administrator or leader in the medical field. My dream choice would be ILBS Delhi, due to its renowned expertise in liver transplants and advanced care.

  15. Could you describe your ideal workplace and the factors that make it desirable for you?

    My ideal workplace would have supportive peers, a culture of healthy discussions, and opportunities to contribute to medical advancements.

  16. Is there anything else you would like to share about yourself?

    I am enthusiastic about contributing to networks and discussions related to healthcare, learning from peers, and furthering my medical career.

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