Mysuru: Usually a hobby is said to be a regular activity that is carried out in one’s leisure time for recreation.
Many people opt for reading novels, detective works and stories but here is a doctor who has a hobby of reading for self-improvement.
For more than three decades Dr M S Vishveshwara, Chief Radiation Oncologist and Medical Superintendent, Bharath Hospital & Institute of Oncology, Mysuru is into the habit of reading books and can easily turn 100 to 200 pages a day.
Dr M S Vishveshwara, who completed his MBBS from Mysore Medical College Mysore in 1985, D.M.R.T, at Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology Bangalore in 1989, pursued his MD (Radiation Oncology) in Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology Bangalore in the year 1991 and DNB (New Delhi) in National Board of Examination in 1994 and fellow in European College of Medical Oncology ECMO, says hobbies should help pursue career for better.
“Hobbies for a person are very important, so that the hobbies complement one’s main profession. We have to use our hobbies to complement our goal. Hobbies when we start should always compliment one’s career. To start with, when I was pursuing my under graduate course, I learnt chess which would complement my studies initially as it would help in thinking, memorizing and analysing,” said Vishveshwara.
“Apart from chess, I used to read books, not text books but books related to how to read faster, how to give good lectures, how to communicate better, how to read other’s minds, how to speak efficiently and other self-improvement books. The techniques of reading faster are very important for medical students” said Vishveshwara who also mentions that by reading we can also get updated in our profession which helps in better treatment of patients.
Vishveshwara also mentioned that a medical man who wants to practice has to read atleast one hour a day for his repression, recollection and reaffirming.
Apart from this to give best and be themselves aware about latest developments in the profession, he called upon the budding doctors to be tech savvy.
“We should have one mentor so as to look upon the person and get inspired in reaching towards our goal like I was fortunate enough to have Dr B S Ajaikumar, Chairman who is also a vivid reader. He has been a role model to me,” says Dr Vishveshwara.
– Team Mysoorunews