It’s time to get Scrub’d up! Order now. 

by Dr. Rashmira Balasuriya 

Welcome to my blog!

Field Data Collectors needed!

Cervical cancer is one of the only cancers that can …

Since embarking on my post-graduate journey in Sri Lanka, I …

It’s been well over a year of battling Covid-19 and …

Dr Madushika Rajapakse is a medical graduate of Manipal College …

For years (and years), I’ve been suffering from severe tooth/jaw …

PASSING ON THE BATON 2020

Every year in Sri Lanka at least two new batches …

Over the past few months, the Covid-19 lock down shook …

KNOW YOUR MASKS!

In the midst of this Covid pandemic, much has been …

The last couple of months has been information overload when …

Flash back to my third year of medical school – …

Recent media coverage has been about nothing but the dreadful …

EASY PEASY CHEST X RAYS

We’ve all had chest radiographs taken and we prescribe chest …

Sodium is a very important electrolyte to be monitored and …

THE PRIVATE SECTOR SAGA

It’s been about 6 months since I permanently joined the …

Medical wards in the government sector in Sri Lanka are …

Any patient in shock is an emergency, but when the …

Breast cancer is one of the commonest cancers affecting women …

It has been a while since I posted anything about …

Everybody knows somebody (if not themselves) that has an “allergy” …

Menstruation has for a long time been a subject of …

Medicine differs from country to country and place to place …

Down syndrome is probably one of the most well known …

ALL ABOUT HPV

I think the most consistent topic I rant on and …

For years I have been searching for a cost-effective brand …

Have you ever heard a child bark like a dog? …

Obstruction of the intestines is a common surgical emergency that …

Online degrees and diplomas are often looked at quite skeptically …

The answer would be a big fat hell NO! I …

Rectal bleeding, or haematochezia as it is medically known, is …

As you probably know by now, I am utterly and …

Arterial/venous blood gases are not as commonly done in some …

Working countless hours in high pressure situations with constant belittling …

Since starting the blog, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) has been …

Skin conditions despite very cool to look at, have not …

Death is an eery topic to almost anyone. As a …

MOROCCAN VIBES

Morocco has always been on my travel bucket list. Having …

JET LAG? NO THANK YOU.

I love love love to travel, but obviously I don’t …

Has it been a year already? Major birthday vibes! I …

Occasionally you get one of those nutty cases that leave …

If you follow my Instagram (@scribblingsofamedic), it is no secret …

I only recently realised that I have been taken over …

NEONATAL EXAMINATION

The neonatal examination is one of those medical examinations that …

STUDY STRATEGIES

Let’s face it. It is no easy task to memorise …

Obstetrics and gynaecology is one of the most stressful departments …

Dr. Jaya Roy Choudhury Taking it all the way back …

In the real world, diagnosing a patient is not like …

Active pulmonary tuberculosis is still today a threat in many …

Getting ready to be a paediatric intern? Then get ready …

As a requirement for studying abroad, it was essential that …

ON-CALL SURVIVAL GUIDE

I really detest night on-calls. They are exhausting and put …

Females have a lot of things to curse about. Waxing. …

This is one of the commonest emergencies in paediatrics. A …

HOW TO UP YOUR CV GAME

Many medics think that just because you got that MBBS …

Congratulations! You have survived a year of hell! My internship …

You’ll hear the screams in the wee of hours of …

As an intern you deal with so many blood transfusions, …

Moving back to Sri Lanka, I had very little knowledge …

This year one of my new year resolutions was to take …

Neonatal hypoglycaemia is a very common reason for you to …

As an intern in the postnatal ward (which should happen …

Living in Sri Lanka, a good musical or play that …

Filling out forms takes up a lot of time when …

As a paediatric intern on the postnatal ward jaundice is …

THE NUTRITIOUS JUNKIE

Nutrition is a vital part of health management whether you …

MY GO TO MEDICAL APPS!

How did doctors survive prior to easy access phone applications? …

Due to the large surface area that new born babies …

What is more refreshing than fresh thinly-sliced raw fish dipped …

LIFE IN THE NICU

So as it goes, I didn’t choose the NICU life. …

Background scenario A baby was born via normal vaginal delivery …

So one of my new year’s resolutions was to improve …

Severe abdominal pain is a frequent presenting complaint to a …

The dengue epidemic is a well-known problem in the urban …

So it’s almost 3 months since I embarked on my …

PROTECTION PUHLEASE

So as a doctor, I get constant messages from my …

One of many of a parent’s worst nightmare I suppose; …

Warning: graphic content (not for the faint-hearted) Background scenario So …

Just about 4 hours away from our little tropical island, …

Appendicitis. A general surgeon’s bread and butter. It occurs so …

BRUNCH OF CHAMPIONS

Breakfast is my favourite type of meal. Unfortunately I normally …

Bit about the background As the paediatric house officer we …

Warning: graphic content, not for the faint hearted. I don’t …

2018 NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS!

Taking a break from medicine now for a more personal …

A year of hell some describe it as. And I …

So you think getting through the ERPM exams was stressful? …

LIVING LA VIVA LOCA!

I came. I saw. I conquered. That is the attitude …

Day of the dreaded exams. Sweet relief in my opinion. …

So you think you have a while to prep for …

ERPM. SAY WHAT?

ERPM.   Dreaded dreaded jumble of letters that scare the …