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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 152
 

Future of oral pathology in India: Onus is on us


Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Nair Hospital Dental College, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Date of Web Publication2-Aug-2018

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Rajiv S Desai
Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Nair Hospital Dental College, Mumbai, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/jomfp.JOMFP_146_18

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Desai RS. Future of oral pathology in India: Onus is on us. J Oral Maxillofac Pathol 2018;22:152

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Desai RS. Future of oral pathology in India: Onus is on us. J Oral Maxillofac Pathol [serial online] 2018 [cited 2018 Aug 21];22:152. Available from: http://www.jomfp.in/text.asp?2018/22/2/152/238269







When our Editor-in-Chief invited me to write an editorial for this issue, I thought why not write about the current burning issue: future of Oral Pathology in India, which everyone is talking about really scared. This feeling of (pseudo) insecurity prevails because there are no takers for postgraduation in Oral Pathology.

I personally feel, before discussing future, we have to take a look at our past and also our present.

First, we have to ask ourselves few basic questions. (1) Why there are no takers for postgraduation in Oral Pathology? (Do you think lack of job is really an issue?) (2) What extra have we done for our subject of Oral Pathology? (3) What extra have we done for our department? (4) What extra have we done for our PG students? (5) What have we done to inspire our UG students?

Do you think taking lectures, demonstrating carving of teeth, drawing oral anatomy, oral histology and oral pathology journal diagrams, conducting practical examinations, correcting papers, signing dissertations is enough?

We have to answer these questions. All of us need self-introspection.

So, dear friends, I feel we should not really worry about present scenario. It is a time of recession and not depression. Future of Oral Pathology in India was bright before and is bright even today. It is our personal responsibility as well as a joint venture. Let's come together, stay together and work together for a promising future because ultimately, the onus is On Us.






 

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