MANIPAL: Building trust with patients is important and for that you have to be a good listener. If you learn to listen, half your problems are over, was the thought Prof R C Deka, director, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, shared with students of Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, on the occasion of the College Day and Awards Ceremony of the flagship institution of Manipal University here on Saturday.
Chief guest Prof Deka urged students to be focused and continue to learn, because ultimately, whatever you learn has to benefit the people, he said. He also advised them to learn to work as a team and learn communication skills within the team and outside with the people. Be confident, persistent and committed.
To become a competent doctor, you not only have to learn the core subjects, but you have to create professionalism within yourself and you have to have presence of mind, he said.
A former faculty here at KMC, Prof Deka's address left the students, staff and everyone present with a new sense of pride. While appreciating the all-round growth, he even said the university had the potential to become the leaders in the country in the field of higher education. He went on to say that KMC was doing better than AIIMS in many ways.
Taking off from there, the dean of KMC, Dr P Sripathi Rao in his report presentation said in a lighter vein, "My dream is to see KMC, Manipal, become number one in the country and AIIMS number two." And the serious one before that was, "In spite of all pressures from the regulatory body, we continue to be among the best 10 medical colleges in the country."
Dr Rao disclosed that two KMC students, Sumit Gupta and Arvind Menon, were among the 525 in the world selected to attend the Nobel laureate meet in Lindau, Germany.
Source The Times of India
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