Thursday, March 29, 2012

do you want to be a doctor?

i received a few queries from SPM-leavers enquiring about qualifying for med school & life as a doctor. as it happened, there is an excellent elaboration on this issue written by a physician in the form of a letter to a prospective medical student. all interested students should read it here.

i can vouch for Dr Wong's impeccable credentials. he was an excellent med student & i am proud to have been his classmate.

12 comments:

Yvonne Foong said...

If I was asked the question, I'd tell them to be prepared. High chances of becoming jaded by the first year of practicing medicine in Malaysia. It's like a vicious cycle that all my friends who graduated from med school and now serving their housemanship/MO-ship go through. All their previous enthusiasm and idealism are lost. :P

doc said...

Yvonne,

that's true. if the passion & commitment was not there in the 1st place, they could get jaded even in 1st year of med sch.

i know i was.

Tempus said...

you were jaded? hmm, my 1st month in med school is a nightmare. i totally have no motivation to study at all.

doc said...

Tempus,

that's because your passion is not in human medicine.

will you change your destiny?

wenn said...

I would love to be a doc if I had the chance

doc said...

Wenn,

even now, in these trying times?

Tempus said...

I do wonder at times. I'm just so unmotivated right now. totally need a shrtink

doc said...

Tempus,

either get on with it, or change course.

a shrink will charge you for the same advice.

Tempus said...

haha I have a paid counselor in my university. I will have to go to her for a thorough walkthrough~

doc said...

Tempus,

i wonder if it's more difficult to share your deepest fears with someone of the opposite gender??

Tempus said...

actually, im ok with girls more than boys. I was like the girl magnet in school, not because of looks and all, but because the girls relate VERY easily to men, same goes to adult females.

No idea why, probably I'm very much intact with the feminine side of mine.

doc said...

Tempus,

all sisters & no brothers?