I’m Rishad Thahir, a 3rd year medical student from Sri Lanka.
I always find a way to help people whenever I can. So I developed this site to provide medical study materials for medical, dental and nursing students for free.
Why such a website?
Idea of creating such a wonderful website came when I was a 1st year medical student. But due to very busy schedule and lack of money, I couldn’t start a website, Instead of that, I created a Facebook fan-page which has nearly 300,000 followers now. So now it’s easy to provide medical study materials through website as well as my Facebook page.
I’m from Hapugastalawa, a small village which is 40km away from Kandy, Srilanka.
Becoming a Doctor and serve the community, a dream which started when I was 5 years old.
But as I grow up, I was so interested in computers and started learning computer programming when I was 13 and started developing websites and small computer programs.
Then I participated in Microsoft Innovative Software Competition and got colors in both consecutive years, 2008 and 2009.
After that I worked very hard, spent around 10 months and programmed an awesome software called “Science Software” and got the 1st place in Microsoft Software Competition, at my age of 16. An interesting and unforgettable incident at that time was, even the Lecturers of Computer Engineering Department, who were judges, didn’t believe that a 16 year old school student is able to do coding for such a software. They asked me to code some difficult functions I used in my software, in front of them and I did it well.
That achievement was just 1 month before my G.C.E. Ordinary level exams. After that I sat for the exams and got 7 Distinctions out of 9 subjects.
Then I had to make a big decision whether to choose Physical science or Biological science in my Advanced Level (A/L) Studies. As I said, my dream was to become a doctor even though I have some achievements in Computer Programming field. Everyone including my elder brother, who is now an Electronic Engineer, persuaded and encouraged me to choose Physical Science stream as I’m interested in computer field. But I studied in Biological science stream and worked very hard for my dream. 5 days before Advanced Level (A/L) exams, I was invited to receive another award for the software which I developed during A/L period.
Then the A/L results was also released and had 2 Distinctions out of 3 and got medical faculty entrance at first attempt.
Up to now I have colors in Microsoft Innovative Software Competition in 5 consecutive years, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012.
But I have never been to a computer class so far, I studied computer programming on my own using internet and by reading books.
Practicing medicine is the most interesting thing for me, but I was so worried about my Computer programming skills which I couldn’t develop after entering into medical faculty.
However, I found some time to develop this website in order to provide medical study materials and articles totally for free. I hope all the contents on this site will be beneficial for you.
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