In computer science, programmers refer to instances as a new context based on an existing model. You can “spin up” or launch an instance of program/system you’re working on, developing it in a controlled environment. When ready, you can “push” your instance to the world. Others may “pull” down your instance, improve on it, and merge it with your work. Though the terminology may be new to those outside of the computer science world, the overall concept of developing instances is nothing new.

I have personally never liked the word “blog”. I don’t like it’s phonetic sound. I also don’t like how it lacks descriptiveness, or simply, character. So I’ve decided to call my posts as “instances”. Some serve as important developments in my medical world. Others may highlight literal programming or technology ideas I am tinkering with. Some may seem to have nothing to do with anything. Collectively, these instances give you an idea of what I’m tinkering with today.

All Instances

Vice President of Administration – KMC Student Council

Elected to represent 1,000 medical students on issues primarily concerning academics, room & boarding, student safety, and overall medical school experience. Advocated and negotiated for the student body in meetings with student interest groups, faculty heads, college/university administration, and local public officials. Compiled student data and interviewed for national / international academic accreditation agencies.


Utsav is a week-long, university competition, with hundreds of participants and thousands of attendees. It is a competition between all of the colleges under Manipal Academy of Higher Education. Utsav…

Invasive Rhabdomyosarcoma of the Nasopharynx and Cranium in a 21-year-old male

A 21-year-old, Hepatitis-B positive, Indian male referred from a tertiary-care center to Kasturba Hospital presents with watering and protrusion of right eye, nose block, rapid swelling over the left forehead, and diffuse headache. The patient was apparently asymptomatic 1.5 months prior when he experienced an onset of continuous watering right eye associated with redness and itching. The patient concurrently developed a sudden onset of nose block, associated with epistaxis 4-5 times daily. One-month prior, the right eye began protruding, without any diplopia or vision change. A forehead swelling appeared 20 days prior.

EMT-Basic – Emergency Support Team

Emergency Support Team (EST) responds to all EMS calls directed to the Washington University dispatch and provides large event stand-by coverage. It is staffed entirely by undergraduate students at WashU, who serve as volunteer EMT-Bs alongside their regular college work. In a given year, there are approximately 55-60 active EMTs.