Ranchi, Jan. 5: While looking at her one is compelled to repeat like father, like daughter over and over again. With her father B.M.K. Sinha, a doctor posted at the CCL Hospital, Ranchi, and also the president of the Indian Medical Association, Ranchi branch, medicine was in her blood.
Rachna Sinha never had to give any second thought to what her profession would be, as she knew in her heart that she would one day join the legion of white-coat wearers. I did not have any difficulty in selecting my career. I always aspired to become a doctor as I was used to the atmosphere, she said.
For Rachna, who has topped the final MBBS examination from the prestigious Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences, success is achieving ones goal and fulfilling ones dreams. It cannot come without hard work and dedication. And for Rachna success has no short cuts. When you start working towards fulfilling your dreams, the entire universe helps you in your endeavour. Therefore one should not worry much about the results and just work, she adds.
Rachna, who came out with flying colours in the final MBBS examinations after sweating it out for five years, is also the university topper. She has also acquired honours marks in anatomy and pathology. A bright student ever since school days, Rachna has secured 67.5 per cent in the final MBBS. She now wants to do the MS and the M.Ch (a super specialisation) in paediatrics and surgery.
She is not much interested in obstetrics and gynaecology, a stream most of the female medicos take up. Instead, I find paediatrics more interesting and challenging. I love being with kids, she told The Telegraph.
With doctors fast losing out their credibility and respectability, she wants us to realise that its not unique to her profession alone. There has been a moral erosion in the society and in all the professions, she said candidly.
She defended the doctors saying most of them do whatever they can to treat the patients, But, we are not Gods. There are cases where we fail to save our patient and thus face the wrath of the kin.
An alumnus of DAV Shyamali, Rachna had passed her Class X examination with 92 percent in 1997.