The Medical Trench

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Essays and Research

By Aparajeya Shanker

The Medical Trench will be an avenue for discussing essays and research in medicine. If you wish to contribute, please feel free to contact us.


By Aparajeya Shanker

The Education Section at The Medical Trench is replete with essays, notes, lectures and helpful resources to aid your journey through medicine. As always on The Medical Trench, we welcome your contribution and suggestions.

Presentation Archive

By Aparajeya Shanker

This section contains an archive of all my presentation slides from my lectures

Words to ponder over

If you need inspiration, look towards history

Rene Leriche

Every surgeon carries within himself a small cemetery, where from time to time he goes to pray”


“Life so short, the craft so long to learn”


Richard Selzer

“You cannot separate passion from pathology any more than you can separate a person’s spirit from his body”