Name: Shruti Sharma
Birth Place: Delhi, India
Educational Qualification: MBBS from Bhagwan Mahavir Institute of Medical Sciences, Nalanda, Bihar, India (2016 -2022)
Languages you speak or write: English and Hindi
What do you do?
I am a doctor. I recently completed my MBBS.
What’s the best part of your profession?
The best part of my profession is that I have a deep understanding of health-related issues, which I can share with my family and friends. It's a privilege to have this knowledge and help others.
What made you choose this profession?
I've always been fond of biology, and my journey led me from an interest in biology to clearing NEET UG, and now I'm a doctor.
Do you like reading? What was the last thing you read?
Yes, I enjoy reading. The last book I read was "The Silent Patient" by Alex Michaelides. I'm particularly fond of psychological thrillers.
What is your favorite dish?
My favorite dishes include Malai kofta, Dal makhani, Pav Bhaji, Kalakand barfi, and especially anything my mother makes, especially after my hostel life.
How would your friends describe you?
They would describe me as a "troubled believer." I'm hardworking, innovative, ambitious, and a believer, but I also tend to overthink things.
Who would you like to travel with?
I'd like to travel with my family and friends.
What is your least favorite subject?
My least favorite subject was Anatomy. It was challenging to understand and memorize.
Your favourite subject(s)?
My favorite subject is Pathology. I appreciate how it explains a wide range of disease symptoms that distill down to small dysfunctions at the microscopic level.
How would you explain what a cell is to your six-year-old nephew? I'd say that cells are like tiny building blocks that come together to make our bodies work, just like bricks build a wall, and walls build a room, and rooms build a house.
Would you go camping or glamping?
I'm not sure about glamping, but I definitely prefer not to camp.
Are you a leader or follower?
In our profession, the senior-junior hierarchy matters a lot, so I can't be a leader with my seniors when I'm still learning. Generally in life, I consider myself more of a leader.
Best/memorable moment? One of the best moments of my life was when I saw the happiness, relief, and pride on my father's face when I was allocated a college, as it was one of his unfulfilled dreams, something I didn't know until that day.
If you could be any animal, what would you choose and why?
I would choose to be a dog. They are cute, loyal, and seem to connect and understand their humans.
What do you hate the most?
I dislike the fear of failure, which often holds us back from new experiences. It's essential to master accepting failure and learning from it.
If given a choice, what alternate career would you have opted for? I would have chosen a career in biotechnology, as I've always been interested in molecular biology and genetics.
What is your dream travel destination?
My dream travel destination is the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
What would you do if you suddenly became homeless?
If it happened suddenly, I'd assess my savings, look for alternatives, and perhaps utilize my hospital quarters temporarily while figuring out a solution.
Finally, a quote you relate to.
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall." - Confucius
What else would you like to tell about yourself?
I have a keen interest in writing. I've written articles, poems, and I'm a co-author of an anthology publication called "The Elysian." I'm also active on Quora.
(MedSight /Shruti Sharma/PB)