Indian Doogie Howser?


Do you think your child will be a doctor some day? Baskaran Bakkiashree’s 7-year-old daughter Selvi might become one in just a few years. Gifted with a powerful memory, she can recite 1,000 medicine brands and prescribe the correct medicine for a number of ailments.

Selvi spends 4 hours a day studying medicine, and plans to sit a medical exam in 3 years to enter a private medical college. If she succeeds, she would be the youngest doctor in the world (the current youngest doctor is Balamurali Ambati, who graduated at 17).

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