I have become fond of medical memoirs lately. One thing I noticed though, is that, these stories are not about what happened during medical school but about real-life experiences in the clinical setting at the hospital. These doctors were able to tell these stories because there was one patient whom they touched and who changed … Continue reading On Medical Memoirs and Online Internship
VIRTUAL CLERKSHIP DIARIES I had to go to a coffeeshop because blackout happened just a minute before our OB-GYN conference. The shop I went to doesn't allow dine-in within their enclosed premises but customers may opt to stay on the tables on a garden outside. I had to switch places every 5 minutes because the … Continue reading Clerkship at a Coffeeshop
This isn't how I pictured ending year three in medicine is like. It would have more exciting and less stressful. There would have been a celebratory samgyup with my friends, a post-finals date with my sweetheart, and a heartfelt thanksgiving Sabbath. But then again, the pandemic. Right. The stress I had to go through in … Continue reading Officially A Clinical Clerk
This is an archive from my previous blog site originally posted on June 5, 2019. Cheers for the gallons of coffee I've consumed this school year! Most people say that 2nd year is the most difficult year in medical school. While some say that Medtechs have an edge because most subjects are basic Medical Technology … Continue reading Year 2, Done!
Recently, I wrote about my thoughts on how unfortunate 2020 is for doctors-to-be. Well the dilemma isn't over yet. We had a meeting with our dean and the head of the Medical Education Unit today. We were oriented on how our clerkship set-up would be for the next two months. Our hospital rotation schedules were … Continue reading The Online Class Dilemma
Another one of my many books which content is worth more than its price. I got this from BookSale for Php 50 only. Cutting For Stone by Abraham Verghese I wanted to finish the book first before blogging about it. But I can't help it. Every sentence means so much I want to quote the … Continue reading Wounded Healers
Upon writing, I am an incoming Clinical Clerk*. A fourth year medical student. A junior intern. I'm sure there'll be more things I'll learn for the next few months but I felt the need to sum up my academic years* in this one long read before my clinical years commence. *clinical clerk - the lowest … Continue reading Things I Learned in Medical School So Far
This COVID-19 pandemic has brought inconveniences to all of us. Some only to a lesser extent while some has to actually press pause to their entire lives. Whether you're in the former or the latter, we're all on the same bottomline: this is an unfortunate year. This is true especially to us doctors-to-be and incoming … Continue reading The Unfortunate Year For Doctors-To-Be