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These are the subjects or modules that I have to study throughout my 5 years in medical faculty during my undergraduate time... I hope I didn't miss out anything.
- Clinical Medicine (Infectious Disease, Neurology, Nephrology, Cardiology, Endocrinology, Nephrology, Cardiology, Respiratory, Gastroenterology, Haematology, Rheumatology, Hepatobiliary, Dermatology, Oncology)
- Paediatrics & Neonatology
- Obstetric & Gynaecology
- Community Health
- Family Medicine
- Orthopaedic & Traumatology
- Otorhinolaryngology (ENT/ORL)
- Emergency Medicine
- Forensic Pathology
Seems like so many things to study.. So many things to remember.. And yet so little time, and worst still we have limited brain cells to remember all these things !!
Graduation is indeed the most happy moment after I finished my medical school days. But... this is not the end yet. It just marks the beginning of another phase. The beginning of another long winded and tortuous journey. Working as houseman or house officer or intern is another "horrible" phase. I would never want to go through that again !! I can write few hundred pages on my experiences as working as intern.
I still need to upgrade my knowledge every now and then. Medicine is a life learning process. No short-cut though. Cos we are dealing with human lives. We cannot afford to make any mistakes. And.. honestly, being a doctor is not glamorous at all. Publics alway have the impression that doctors are great & high class people, very rich & very much admired.. Is it really so? Quite a number of my doctor colleagues are still struggling hard, trying to make both ends meet. After working for more than 8 years as a doctor, I will say that ... "I'm tired".
I will never encourage my relatives or younger friends to step their feet into this field, if they ask for my humble opinion. To step into this field, not only we need to have a certain level of intelligence, we also need lotsa compassion, good, caring and humane personality, able to think fast, able to handle emergencies and life threatening situations, inquisitive, able to handle our emotions, good PR skills, have confident appearance so that the patient will trust our judgements and be respectful to others - our fellow colleagues as well as our patients.
These are some of my important handbooks. Something handy yet concise to carry around. But now with the availability of PDA, things have become much easier..