Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Just because

I feel like blogging now. Just because.

4th year has been interesting so far. The research project has been educational, but I can't wait to finish it completely in May. My project has not been too bad. I would like to think that my academic writing has improved, that I've sharpened my critical appraisal skills, and that I've learned useful things outside the medical syllabus.

But, damn, I miss clinical medicine.

Our specialty postings are short and sweet. I realised that orthopaedics is quite fun and I actually enjoyed dermatology and GUM more than I thought I would. I found opthalmology and ENT a bit boring, though. I have not used my stethoscope since the beginning of 4th year. I'm glad for the GP postings actually, no matter how all of us complain about it. At least I get to practice some semblance of history taking, and the patient population of my GP was an eye-opener (it's situated at rehab central). I'm just waiting to do my one-week stint in Neurology...

I look at my rotations schedule for 5th year, and it makes me excited. 8 weeks in Medicine in a large hospital near London. Right after that is my SSU (another elective, basically) in which I intend to do another 4 weeks of Medicine somewhere in the UK.

5th year is the time to work... 5th year is the time to shine...

Our M2/03 buddies in Seremban are graduating in August this year... and Capt'n KenLin got a job with Johns Hopkins, WOO HOO!!!... how quickly time flies.

I've been very fortunate in my life. What I've set out to do, I've achieved so far. I feel very blessed, indeed, to be able to travel the world and experience life outside Malaysia. Malaysia is home, and I will definitely settle down in Malaysia in the future. But in the meantime, there's so much to see and so much to do in this world...

The Flatmate and I were discussing this: while we were stuck in Shah Alam doing our A-Levels, did we ever imagine our lives could be this good? Celebrating the New Year in beautiful Vienna, shopping in New York, going on a gondola ride in Venice over Easter...

What does the future hold for us?

I know that great things await. Not that I'm perasan or delusional. Okay, maybe a little bit. :P But I know within us, is a great potential waiting to be unleashed, waiting for the right moment to shine in all its glory.

Your Johns Hopkins success is an inspiration to us all, Mao! :D

We all will shine in our own ways, in our own time.

Enough of this meaningless rambling. Over and out.

At 9:05 AM, Anonymous sani said...

slamat berjaya!!!


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