YDC is a novel initiative by Yashoda Hospitals to motivate young minds in taking up the noble profession of being a doctor. Over the last few years of the Young Doctors’ Camp, it received warm response from the students of the 40 schools that tied up with Yashoda in making the endeavour an overwhelming success. Students from schools such as Geetanjali, DPS, HPS, NASR School, Chinmaya Vidyala, Keyes High School, and others, were selected on the basis of their essays that truly reflected their strong passion to learn and understand the medical profession in a live hospital ambiance. Students from various financial and cultural backgrounds joined the free-camp with a single hearted intention towards feeling the real pulse of the hospital life. Some were there out of sheer curiosity, others out of parental influence as well as a few ambitious ones who wanted to see and experience the future for themselves.
At the YDC, students will be exposed to the various shades of the medical profession. The mental cool required in handling a trauma victim or counseling a cancer patient requires years of self discipline and relentless patience. The students will understand that a doctor’s life is not only about social status and money but it is a taxing job requiring tremendous hard work and dedication. One must be updated about the latest medical developments to give the best treatment to the patients and work under grueling stress as any slip or negligence can claim lives of patients who have trusted and surrendered themselves in his hands. Sympathy and empathy are the two essential character traits of a doctor. These are some of the rare lessons learnt and imbibed at the camp that no theory books can teach an aspiring doctor.