so fast??!!

Year 3 is FAST. it’s so fast that I can’t believe I’m almost done with my 2nd rotation in Junior Clerkship (multi-disciplinary) with my CCT in less that 2 weeks’ time (!!!)

Things I learned:

1. Don’t form an impression of anyone based on others’ opinions. After being taught by an infamously “malignant” paediatrics doctor, he turned out to be witty, forthright, and all the more willing to scold us if it could help us learn, albeit the hard way. And he treated his young patients with meticulous care. He was such an awesome doctor  =)

2. One can learn a lot simply by observing the patient, before touching the patient. and oh the history too. our Microbiology professor came up with a working diagnosis of polycystic ovary syndrome based on the fact that the patient was obese with irregular menses, hypertension, had some level of hirsutism and was divorced but childless (in which he postulated was the cause of the divorce leading to the assumption of infertility!)

3. Christian holistic care. Which comprises of biological + psychological + social + SPIRITUAL aspect of caring for a patient. Currently reading a book entitled Jesus M.D and it’s about a missionary doctor working in Kenya and how he relates the life of a doctor to that of Jesus, the Great Physician in our lives. Been spending two sundays clerking medicine wards (although I don’t have to in this rotation) just to spend more time with patients; since technically only medical students have the time to spend time talking to them. and many patients simply have no way to vent their worries may it be about their health or other matters. managed to pray for a male patient and hoping God will continue using me to do His work =)

4. There’s always something to learn even from the worst doctor (in terms of clinical competency and professional ethics). just a not so excellent doctor from family medicine attachment @@

5. Went through another emotional rollercoaster last week and I had never been so angry in my life before. But God being amazing as He is, used His words to make me understand my own emotions and how to deal with it properly. I was so shocked to read that God was grieved that I was angry! then I was like oh ok i really shouldn’t make God worry :/

And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.~ Ephesians 4:30-32

6. You never knew how God will use your pain and suffering to help another bro/sis grow in Christ. And how time and God changes everything :’)

Some random photos!

Art therapy as part of our family medicine workshop! Not gonna offer interpretation on my artwork XD

Art therapy as part of our family medicine workshop! Not gonna offer interpretation on my artwork XD

Health Advocacy Project @ Mongkok! Getting petitions signed for the government to help fund prevention of drug abuse among teenagers

Health Advocacy Project @ Mongkok! Getting petitions signed for the government to help fund prevention of drug abuse among teenagers

Apple strudel & dinner with Tina @ Sai wan!  Great time catching up and sharing <3

Apple strudel & dinner with Tina @ Sai wan! Great time catching up and sharing ❤

Randomness. The battle of coke vs coke zero

Randomness. The battle of coke vs coke zero

Cute Charlene! smart way to prevent food from being stolen in hall pantry XD

Cute Charlene! smart way to prevent food from being stolen in hall pantry XD

my classmates met Jacky Cheung in the wards! He was giving out angpaos to the patients in the vascular surgery ward =)

my classmates met Jacky Cheung in the wards! He was giving out angpaos to the patients in the vascular surgery ward =)