- The name is Selvamani.R. I was born in Rangoon, Burma now known as Yangoon and Myanmar respectively. I had my schooling in I.E.S. .Khalsa School there in Rangoon and came to Tamilnadu, India, did my Pre-University in Sir Thegaraya College,Chennai and M.B.B.S., in Madurai Medical College. Later did my Diploma and Masters Degree in the Regional Institute of Ophthalmology, Egmore, Madras Medical College, Chennai.
Monday, May 31, 2010
ANATOMY PRACTICAL EXAM
Anatomy Dissection- the nightmare of all the students -where even bright students sometimes fail - the next ordeal being only the final year clinical.
I got 'Exposure of dorsum of foot' and was quite happy about it.
My friend X got 'Adductor Canal' [later he confided that he got 'Dorsum of foot’ but he put the slip back and picked another!]. X is a good student but on that day he was very nervous and was unsure of any and everything.
We were given the same body and the same lower limb.
I started dissecting right away but X was asking me repeatedly about the procedure and other things..
The dissection was progressing nicely and when the external examiners went out for coffee the tutors immediately came for help.
X called the tutor for help..
After some time I overheard X muttering something under his breath.
When I asked him he told me that if I didn't know something I ought to keep my mouth shut and not misguide him making him fail. On persuasion I found out that the tutor has wrongly named a nerve in Adductor canal.
I said to X that I am sure about what I said [I think it was "Nerve to Sartorius" ] and asked him to call the tutor again and check.
He called the tutor again and the tutor named the nerve wrong again..
I immediately intervened and said that he was wrong.
The tutor got confused and said that he will go and verify and come again..
That he did and returned shortly.. He said that I was right and asked X to get help from me thereafter.
X passed the exam and to his credit he was always ready to acknowledge my part for his success in that exam.