Going beyond the shores: On pursuing higher studies abroad

Come gather ’round people
Wherever you roam
And admit that the waters
Around you have grown
And accept it that soon
You’ll be drenched to the bone
If your time to you is worth savin’
Then you better start swimmin’ or you’ll sink like a stone
For the times they are a-changin’

– Bob Dylan; Nobel prize in literature, 2016

With the rapidly changing medical landscape, the era of sub-sub-specializations, personalized medicine and precision radiology have arrived. A basic diploma or masters degree in radiology is no longer sufficient to practice and do justice to our patients and indeed to our profession in most cases. One has to hone one’s skills further, be it by practicing in a high-end hospital or imaging center to learn more from the experts, by focusing on one or a few systems, or by pursuing fellowships. There are great options for pursuing one’s dreams and interests both within India and abroad.

While it is relatively easier to gather more information about the options in India, studying abroad remains a black hole for many, and for understandable reasons. Hence, we are going to try and collate together some basic information about the pros and cons of studying abroad, deciding on which country or continent to focus on, and the actual process of applying for the fellowships in a few blogs. We will also try to advise and help out residents who need guidance; feel free to contact us for any help or advice.

Watch out this space for more!

– Akshay Baheti, Assistant Professor, Tata Memorial Hospital

2 thoughts on “Going beyond the shores: On pursuing higher studies abroad

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