The Medical Trench

From the frontlines of medicine

The Medical Trench Blog

The Medical Trench Blog is a semi-regular blog that contains accompanying material from my lectures. The Medical Trench Blog also contains quick and easy to read snippets and essays that can aid you in your journey through medical and surgical training.

Essays at The Medical Trench

By Aparajeya Shanker

The Essays section at The Medical Trench is a selection of well-researched and in-depth analyses of issues in medicine that need our attention. If you’d like to contribute to this section, contact us

In Focus

The “In Focus” section is an area where an article, essay, or blog post is featured. The current resource in focus is the “Surgery: An Essential Review Course”, conducted by Dr Aparajeya Shanker. This page contains the presentations and videos that were used in the course. It is completely free to access.


We are pleased to announce a sale on the ‘Classifications in Surgery: An Essential Review by Dr Aparajeya Shanker, MD PhDc. This essential resource is a sure-fire way to approach and succeed at the Surgery State Exam’s Oral Interview Section.