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Enjoying success and staying balanced in failure : Philosophy for staying calm during the NEET SS Exam (By DR Vinayak Rengan)

 

NEET SS Exam Inspiration


The NEET SS exam is scheduled for September 15th 2020. At this conjecture, I am tempted to tell you that this is the most important exam of your lives. But the truth is far from that. This is the least important of all the exams you have attempted. Most of you are practising surgeons or OB-GYNs. You have the privilege of being in the best profession in the world. You can operate on patients and get paid for that. Surgery is one of the few professions where you don't have to choose between earning a living and giving back to society. 


A super-specialty is a modern construct. A product of newer  times where rat races are considered fashionable. At heart you are all brilliant surgeons. A lack of an MCh is not going to harm your credibility in any way. In a modern society, where you are plagued by pressure to over-perform and win imaginary races, it is very important that this message is conveyed. Some of the best surgeons in the world are general surgeons. Having said this, I am going to be the happiest man in the word when brilliant students top the coming NEET SS exams. I am sure many of you are going to perform brilliantly. A superspeciality is an fantastic opportunity to expand your skills in certain core areas. It offers you a window to pursue surgical excellence in certain highly specialized topics. But there is always more to life than degrees. 


You are an amazing child to your parents. You are the sweetest person your partners could hope for. You are the best parent your children (current/imagined/future) could ever possibly have. Take in the sunshine. Enjoy the splashing rains. Sip your drink slowly while you relish the setting sun. Small things in life matter. 


Relish your profession. Admire your anastomosis. Grin proudly under your mask when the skin approximates perfectly. Small things in surgery also do matter. 


May the force be with you. 

Love,

Vinayak Rengan





Vinayak Rengan is a General surgeon from Chennai who completed his Surgical residency at Madras Medical College. He is a compulsive news junkie who regularly writes for print media and runs a blog The Stonebench where he writes on technology, public health and politics . He is the co-founder of Surgtest - a surgical education platform which helps surgeons prepare for NEET SS and MRCS.



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