Raktim Ghosh, MD

Raktim Ghosh, MD

Raktim was born and raised in Kolkata, the capital of erstwhile Colonial India. After finishing his medical school from University of Kolkata, he became a resident in Medical Pharmacology at Maulana Azad Medical College, University of Delhi, India. Because of his keen interest in experimental therapeutics and early-phase clinical trials, Raktim was selected for a clinical research fellowship at Outcomes Research, Cleveland Clinic, one of the largest anesthesia and pain related research centers in the world, and he came to the U.S. to chase his "American dream." Raktim is now a chief resident at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, in Cleveland, Ohio, and plans a career as a physician-researcher in cancer drug research. He serves as a reviewer and editorial board member of several pharmacology and internal medicine journals. Raktim is married to his high school girlfriend, who is a budding anesthesiologist. Their beloved only daughter, Rahi, was born in 2014.

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February 12th, 2016

What Have I Learned as a Chief Resident?

At my institution, next academic year’s chief residency application email was sent out last week. The APDIM spring meeting for chief residents and program administrator is going to be held in Las Vegas in April 2016. The 2016 chief residents need to be selected before that meeting. That e-mail brought a flashback memory for me. I met Charleen […]

November 20th, 2015


My final year of residency is almost halfway complete. The job market for 2016 is heating up. For last month, I have been starting my day by browsing job websites and checking emails from the recruiters. After completing two residencies in two different specialties and one research fellowship, I want to get an academic hospital medicine position, but choosing […]

September 4th, 2015

Time Flies

We are approaching another September 15. This date is probably the second-most important in the U.S. residency application and selection season; the most important is obviously the match day. But, on September 15, residency applicants can start sending their applications to Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) accredited programs through Electronic Residency Application Service, and programs can […]

July 31st, 2015

Do I Want My Daughter to Be a Doctor?

It was not a very typical Saturday morning in Cleveland, at least not to us. My soon to be 1-year-old daughter woke up with surprise in her big doe eyes. That’s right… she woke up not in her nanny’s lap or in her crib, but in between both of her parents who were still sleeping. This was probably […]

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