"Life of a Doctor" today has launched the first of its 6 day live workshop, the third initiative by DORI (Doctors of Rajasthan International) Foundation. This program is being conducted across various Government and Private Schools of Jaipur. Dr. Kusum Nathawat, a GP Trainee from London will be holding sessions on various aspects of becoming and living the life of a doctor. This event will be held from 5-10 October 2021.
Interestingly, three alumni from Rabindranath Tagore Medical College, Udaipur are members of the DORI Foundation. Dr. Ranvir Singh Rathore, who is an Internal Medicine and Bariatric Specialist at Toledo, Ohio, USA; Dr. Rajiv Parinja who is a Psychiatrist in Toledo, Ohio, USA and Dr. Miqdad Bohra who is currently serving as a Psychiatrist in Toronto, Canada are all passouts of RNT Medical College, Udaipur. It’s a matter of pride for the Mewar region that three of its alumni have become distinguished physicians at world stage and are working to give back to the state of Rajasthan.
Doctors of Rajasthan International (DORI) Foundation is a unique, not for profit duly registered society formed under the auspices of the Rajasthan Foundation of the Government of Rajasthan. DORI was conceived in July 2020 during the Covid-19 crisis. DORI, which was conceived less than 15 months ago, has now grown to more than 100 doctors of Rajasthan origin living overseas. The members are primarily residents of USA, Canada, UK, EU, UAE, Tajikistan, Singapore, Australia, etc. who have come together to help fellow Rajasthanis by working hand in hand with the state government during the raging Covid-19 pandemic and beyond.
With DORI Foundation’s aim to help the state in the field of healthcare and medical education, the first initiative was Doctor’s Lecture Series. The first lecture under this initiative was delivered at the SMS Medical College on 31 March 2021 by the President of DORI Foundation Dr. Jaivir Singh Rathore, a Johns Hopkins Neurologist, Co-Chairman, Epilepsy Foundation of America (Florida). This was followed by inauguration of the “Call DORI” program by the Hon’ble Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on 22 May 2021 in which any Rajasthani can avail free medical e-consultation using an app (Wondrx), which has revolutionized the healthcare access specially in remote areas of the state.
DORI Foundation, in collaboration with Rajasthan Foundation with support of its commissioner Dhiraj Srivastava, launched its fourth and ambitious project called Doctor's Overseas Training (DORI - DOST) Program, which is created to help medical students and graduates of Rajasthan origin, interested in pursuing residency/fellowship training in international medical programs in the USA, Canada, UK, EU and Australia.
A zoom virtual conference on the auspicious occasion of Gandhi-Shashtri Jayanti on October 2, 2021 was held where DORI foundation members and panelists from all over the globe along with medical students and graduates from various medical colleges of Rajasthan and faculties of SMS Medical College participated and discussions were held on various aspects of careers in foreign countries involving examinations, pathways and future career opportunities. The three doctors from RNT Medical College were among the panelists in this conference.
As the first recipient under DORI-DOST Program, Dr Akshat Banga of SMS Medical College Jaipur started his clinical training (Externship) in Neurology on October 1, 2021, at the Falcon Advanced Neurology Medical Center in Orlando Florida USA owned by President of DORI Foundation Dr. Jaivir Singh Rathore.
At this time, there are nearly 50 medical students, interns from most medical colleges of Rajasthan registered with this program. It’s a free service and anyone interested in availing these servicing may get in touch with team Dori by visiting dorifoundation.com.