To begin with, it was a ‘Holistic’ experience to study and understand about the para-clinical branch of Pathology. As a student of the first batch to follow the CBME Curriculum, it was a totally different journey. Ranging from the broad spectrum of theory lectures to practical sessions and clinical insights, we were well oriented with nearing ‘state-of-the-art’ teaching styles and education patterns. It was a great opportunity to not only understand about the pathophysiology of a disease, but also visualize the same via the wide array of specimens taught to us in the practical halls. From a microscopic slide to an entire gross specimen, we were made to understand each dimension of a specific disease. Pathology, being my favourite subject, proved to be a very significant department in all Clinical Settings for not only diagnosis but also from the vision of understanding and monitoring of a patient.
Luckily, BVDUMC University and Medical College, Pune is gifted with an overwhelming department wherein the faculty always has taken interest and given utmost importance to our learning by adopting a multi-dimensional approach and various modalities of teachings, ruling out the conventional era of simple didactic lectures. Each and very faculty member, and professor has been indeed very kind, utmost helpful and above all, aided my understanding to have a very strong conceptual basis which will certainly last forever.
In a nutshell, my personal experience to have learned about this subject and successfully scored well in it too, is only because of my teachers, the entire department, and this beautiful subject indeed! Lastly, my drive in this arena is not only limited to theoretical knowledge but it was rather enhanced by different ways of teachings which were adopted by the faculty to teach us, which I found of utmost importance. Gratitude.
Amanpreet Singh Wasir