Sunday, October 30, 2005

Log Book

Lately, there's lotsa Post Basic Students (PBS) asking for my "autographs" :P I mean ~ asking for my signature in their log books, as evidence that they have observed or assisted me or performed certain procedures under my supervision etc. These PBS are actually qualified nurses and medical assistants who wants to further their study in various disciplines... eg. intensive care, Operating theatre, midwives courses etc etc...

Looking at their log books, reminds me of those days during my medical student time as well as my housemanship time, whereby we were given a log book in the beginning of each posting.. And there are several procedures and operations that we need to observe, to assist as well as to peform individually with guidance or under supervision ..

For eg. in Obstetric and Gynaecology (O&G) posting during my 4th year medical undergraduate time, we need to conduct at least 10 normal deliveries and perform at least 5 episiotomies.. Have to stay back late or came back on weekends to complete our log books cos there were so many medical students; everyone competed for the cases.. And everyone wanted to complete their log book early.. And not to forget those nurses taking the midwife courses as well...

10 comments:

Cynthia said...

PBS? I thought you were talking about Pharmaceutical Benefit Scheme, LOL..

I guess working experience is like that.. everyone wants the best piece of cake.Hmm.. i seriously dont want to imagine whats my future cake will look like. In Perth, the competition is quite high as well... hmm.. i wouldnt know how well i can survive . im going for another job interview tmr.. wish me luck!! =P (hopefully can score 2 jobs in pharmacies.. save money!) yay

glutton rabbit said...

Doc, life must be tough as a doctor. Do you enjoy your job?

Chen said...

Glutton Rabbit,
I will say I DO enjoy it previously, but after working for so many years, now, I will say ~ "I'm tired.."

Chen said...

Cynthia
Hahhaha.. Different people will have different interpretation for the abbreviation :D

So, u planning to settle down in Perth for the moment, or for good? :)
All the best to u in your Job Hunting :)

Winn said...

Chen , i duno why i can smell CKY whenever i visit your blog ..

probably you could do a total CKTs review - penangwide, nationwide or worldwide...

can ar?

Chen said...

Winn,
Wah... Did I read wrongly? U can smell CKT whenever u visit my blog? :P

Do a total CKT review?
Wah.. Difficult task leh..
I'm not capable of doing that lah..
Cos so far I have only tasted CKT in Penang & Sarawak, not to the extend of nationwide or worldwide :P ...

day-dreamer said...

Doctor, if you have tasted CKT in the whole of Malaysia, you may as well quit your job and embark on another journey instead - eat then review food from all over the country, and if not, the world! With your photography skills, I'm pretty sure it'll sell! =)

Chen said...

Day Dreamer,
Hahahha.... I will put this into consideration when I get fed up with my job later on in life :P

izchan said...

I understand your tire.

Hopefully one day you will find that passion that doctors (should) all have.

Chen said...

Izchan,
:)