Yes i'm ENGAGED but not yet married to MEDICINE with white coat as the prove of our agreement . Gotcha...think i'll engaged to someone for real huh??(",)Hopefully i will wear the 'white gown' and get married to medicine in 3 years time. May god forbid any failures that can cause my engagement to be extended(repeat year) or ended(drop out)
This is my 6th week in surgical posting and i followed 5th year senior's long case assessment(thank u abg shah for inviting me and few other 3 years).MIne will be next week(huhu..takut nye). After everything comes towards the end,their supervisor Mr Azizi( a neurosurgeon) share some of his insight on medical life..He said "students,u all are married to medicine. Your future husband or wife will be your second (madu la kot)"
Marriage itself means COMMITMENT to someone else other than yourself.
From my understanding is, once you accept to enroll into Medical school, you have sign an agreement to become a doctor. Being one is not easy..A LOT to cover..memorise..skills to apply..Having a good communication skills is an advantage. We have to put OTHER PEOPLE 1st than your own need.Helping people is your priority.NOT money, power or social status
The MAIN JOB to medical students is STUDY and mastering taking patient's history. History taking is not somthing that you can take light. I use to think that it only need memorization. The truth is, it also needs some intelligence and thinking. It is like a maze that you have to solve.
First of all you have to identify the patients' main problem,ask relevent questions and then try to find other possibilities that might contribute to the problem.
Afterwards, base on your knowledge to differentiate the 1001 diseases manifestation, you have to choose the hypothesis of what might be the disease.At the end, you have to present your finding in the most concise way which may sounds easy. However,it also needs your ability to concise it the right way.Pratice Makes PERFECT!!.
Regardless the reality of the work, it is NOBLE to choose to be in this profession. Lesser burden to whoever think that the knowledge they gain from the patient is intresting and motivating.You'll think your life is more meaningfull to see patients leave you in better condition.
P/s: 1. feel bad for patients who have bad prognosis...huhu. May they have strength to face it with courage and determination to live their life better. 2. I saw an amputation operation(below-knee) during my on call on friday.cool...bu kesian that pakcik to have a leg amputated.