Dissection of The FOSLA Land; What Lies Beneath The Dapper Doctor??

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This memoir is about the life and making of prospective doctors at a medical college in a small town in India. The protagonist is a headstrong girl who initially had no inclination for the medical profession. Nonetheless keeping up with the norms of the educated middle class Indian family, she reluctantly clears the entrance exam and gets admission into a college not exactly a top-notch one. Right from her first step into her campus, what she encounters is a complete antithesis of the perceived image of the medical profession! Well, as per the prevalent perception, she too had imagined the medical students aka medicos as somber, bookish and hard-working with little interest in non-academic matters and leading an insipidly staid campus life. But she soon finds out that a medico with such attributes is a rarest of the rare species, at least in her college. She is also startled to encounter the common ailments of the society rampant in the haloed environment of the medical college. Despite the students who have gained the admission on the sheer basis of their knowledge, there is a wide spread acceptance of the caste system that understandably everybody is using for one’s own benefit. And not surprisingly, in the guise of the medical hierarchical structure, it is the patriarchal system that flourishes. She refuses to bow down to the deep rooted caste system and to accept the second class citizenship enforced upon the female medicos. As much as she finds herself swimming against the tide, her campus mates too find her high-handedness a bit problematic to accept. While the love hate relationship continues, she learns some valuable lessons of life and that too from her most irksome batch mate. Apart from the clinical lessons, she also gets introduced to some quintessential medical quirkiness such as ‘FOSLA’. A largely anonymous term outside the medical campus, FOSLA is an acronym that stands for ‘Frustrated One Sided Lover’s Association’. To her amusement, the girl soon learns that most of the prospective solemn and dapper doctors are actually venerated members of the FOSLA.

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Smita Verma has done MBBS and MD in India.She was practicing OBGYN in New Delhi before relocating to New Zealand. This memoir about her medical school days in India highlighting the omnipresent patriarchal and the forced hierarchical system albeit in a lighter vein.

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