Name: Dr. Purnoor Kaur
Birth Place: Amritsar
Academic Qualification: MBBS from GMC Amritsar [Admission Batch: 2014], Junior Resident, MD Community Medicine (Admission Batch 2020) from KGMU, Lucknow, India
Languages you speak/write: English, Hindi, Punjabi
What do you do?
I am pursuing community medicine as my post graduation.
What’s the best part of your profession? What made you choose this profession?
I love how dynamic the branch is. The horizontal and vertical exploration of healthcare systems along with the opportunity to observe and learn from grassroots levels were the driving forces for this decision.
Do you like reading? What was the last thing you read?
I love reading. The last thing I read was 'The Scarlet Letter' by Nathaniel Hawthorne.
What is your favorite dish?
How would your friend describe you?
Quirky, Chirpy, Creative
Who would you like to travel with?
What are your least favorite subjects?
Mathematics - but only because I do not understand it
Your favourite subject(s)
Public Health Nutrition, Systems thinking, Global Health
What’s something you wish to change about the world?
I dream of health equity and I want to do my part in making it happen.
If your journey was/were a movie, what would it be called?
Eat, Pray, Study
What are you passionate about?
Writing and Public Health
Seeing the sunrise from a boat on the holy waters of Ganga, Varanasi
What do you love to do in your leisure time?
I like to read and watch documentaries.
What do you hate the most?
The dissonance of thoughts, words, and actions.
If given a choice, what alternate career would you have opted for?
What is your dream travel destination?
Where would you like to work in future?
In the tribal belts of India
Finally, a Quote you relate to.
"The aim of medicine is to prevent disease and prolong life, the ideal of medicine is to eliminate the need of a physician."- William J Mayo