Advice to Doctors-to-be (IIUMC)

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Do you still remember your childhood ambition? Have you ever thought what will you be in 10 years? What are your dreams? Like the dreams that haven’t yet come true.
This is more like things to ponder, what should you aim in future and what shouldn’t you do.
Yes, I am a doctor, legal one, I have passed my 2 years of housemanship phase ( practical phase what they used to say, but you are real doctor already actually).
Medical school wasn’t that easy. 5 years of journey, some places required you to finish 6 years of studying. Wow. Just wow. That isn’t a short period of time, that is LENGTHY much I shall say.
As for me, I was a former medical student in triple MC. ( some of you might know it) .it was a twinning programme. Throughout the 5 years of studying, you had to complete like 5 university exams and more that 20 small block exams. The stressful situation came when the exam was around the corner.  Lack of sleeps, entertainment, less time with family, there are all normal for those going for exams. Fair enough, that all students also feel the same when it comes to exam.
But can you imagine memorizing a bunch of thick books like thousand pages and more? Straining your eyes trying to understand what the terms are, and the pathophysiology of life? That was hella so much you brain can actually digest. I guess all the medical students out there agree with me. But alhamdulillah I made it through eventually. I passed all the exams. However despite of that, there were some of my friends who didn’t make it. They had to repeat the paper. And worse things worse were, they had to repeat like another 6 months. Can you imagine that? Another 6 months of tortouring. Whatever it is, those being a medical students understand this so much.
Cut story short, I managed to complete my study and became a doctor. A  naive houseman I was 2 years ago. Within less than 1 month after the interview, I got my placement for housemanship somewhere in the north.
Being a housemanship , was like the lowest hierarchy of all, even lower than the Faber ( cleaner in the hospital) . YES. That was the truth. Your bosses will trust them rather than houseman, that is the fact you all out there need to know. I am not saying that all your bosses are thorns, they are still some of them are the beautiful roses inside out. The housemen are the port for them to raise voice, shout, be mad, try find the mistakes as tiny as dust. Really. But, the tips are, you just have to bear with it. Just have to bear and keep quit. Don’t try to argue back . don’t try to show your true feelings. Because housemen are like slave. Yes. Slave . Just do your damn works, keep praying everyday that you works for your patients and correct your niat whatever it is. Then you will be fine.
Being the lowest creature in the hierarchy, you will also be scolded by the patients. Yes, patients are clever, they tend to double standard. They know you are housemen, they will say bad things about management in front of you, not your specialists. Some more, having so called educated patients, they tend to be choosy, even setting the iv line for them will be a torture! As what I have mentioned earlier, just bear with it. Make a stunned face ( don’t care kinda face), do your work well and just move on. Don’t ever feel threatened with these annoying creatures.
During this phase, you will know who are your kind hearted, cooperative colleagues, and on the contrary, the always M.I.A, lazy, EL seekers kind of colleagues. Yes they exist! Please be the first one, never the latter, because whatever you will become, you will get the same things.
Alhamdulillah, I managed to successfully complete my 2 years of housemanship, currently going to be MO.
Become medical officers will have another challenges never the less. Don’t stop searching for knowledge, whenever possible further your study. Be specialised.
I am not saying being a doctor is all negatives , but turns the negatives into positives, you will see all positives.
Whoever is currently a medical student, please complete your study, whoever currently is thinking of becoming a doctor, please be one if you are 100% ready.
Do you still remember your childhood ambition? Have you ever thought what will you be in 10 years? What are your dreams? Like the dreams that haven’t yet come true.
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This is more like things to ponder, what should you aim in future and what shouldn’t you do.
Yes, I am a doctor, legal one, I have passed my 2 years of housemanship phase ( practical phase what they used to say, but you are real doctor already actually).
Medical school wasn’t that easy. 5 years of journey, some places required you to finish 6 years of studying. Wow. Just wow. That isn’t a short period of time, that is LENGTHY much I shall say.
As for me, I was a former medical student in triple MC. ( some of you might know it) .it was a twinning programme. Throughout the 5 years of studying, you had to complete like 5 university exams and more that 20 small block exams. The stressful situation came when the exam was around the corner.  Lack of sleeps, entertainment, less time with family, there are all normal for those going for exams. Fair enough, that all students also feel the same when it comes to exam.
But can you imagine memorizing a bunch of thick books like thousand pages and more? Straining your eyes trying to understand what the terms are, and the pathophysiology of life? That was hella so much you brain can actually digest. I guess all the medical students out there agree with me. But alhamdulillah I made it through eventually. I passed all the exams. However despite of that, there were some of my friends who didn’t make it. They had to repeat the paper. And worse things worse were, they had to repeat like another 6 months. Can you imagine that? Another 6 months of tortouring. Whatever it is, those being a medical students understand this so much.
Cut story short, I managed to complete my study and became a doctor. A  naive houseman I was 2 years ago. Within less than 1 month after the interview, I got my placement for housemanship somewhere in the north.
Being a housemanship , was like the lowest hierarchy of all, even lower than the Faber ( cleaner in the hospital) . YES. That was the truth. Your bosses will trust them rather than houseman, that is the fact you all out there need to know. I am not saying that all your bosses are thorns, they are still some of them are the beautiful roses inside out. The housemen are the port for them to raise voice, shout, be mad, try find the mistakes as tiny as dust. Really. But, the tips are, you just have to bear with it. Just have to bear and keep quit. Don’t try to argue back . don’t try to show your true feelings. Because housemen are like slave. Yes. Slave . Just do your damn works, keep praying everyday that you works for your patients and correct your niat whatever it is. Then you will be fine.
Being the lowest creature in the hierarchy, you will also be scolded by the patients. Yes, patients are clever, they tend to double standard. They know you are housemen, they will say bad things about management in front of you, not your specialists. Some more, having so called educated patients, they tend to be choosy, even setting the iv line for them will be a torture! As what I have mentioned earlier, just bear with it. Make a stunned face ( don’t care kinda face), do your work well and just move on. Don’t ever feel threatened with these annoying creatures.
During this phase, you will know who are your kind hearted, cooperative colleagues, and on the contrary, the always M.I.A, lazy, EL seekers kind of colleagues. Yes they exist! Please be the first one, never the latter, because whatever you will become, you will get the same things.
Alhamdulillah, I managed to successfully complete my 2 years of housemanship, currently going to be MO.
Become medical officers will have another challenges never the less. Don’t stop searching for knowledge, whenever possible further your study. Be specialised.
I am not saying being a doctor is all negatives , but turns the negatives into positives, you will see all positives.
Whoever is currently a medical student, please complete your study, whoever currently is thinking of becoming a doctor, please be one if you are 100% ready.
Assalamualaikum and good luck.
– Dr F.

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