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
I'm now on my third week of virtual clinical clerkship and today was my first day on the Department of Pediatrics. Our first task was to write a history and physical examination of a neonate based on a video shown to us. I have never enjoyed writing history ever since my 2nd year in medical … Continue reading Intuitive
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 July 18, 2019. For some reason, I never skip the first chapter or the preface of my medical textbooks (hello bookworms). I don't mind skipping chapter 9, chapter 57, or even chapter 120 as long as I have read and understood the first … Continue reading Chapter 1
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!
This is an archive from my previous blog site originally posted on June 4, 2018. I officially waved goodbye to being a freshman medical student last week with an ironic feeling between let's-celebrate-this-a-huge-accomplishment and wait-you-are-just-on-the-first-step-of-a-hundred-step-ladder. Nevertheless, I can't deny the fact that I am really happy I survived year one alive (that was a year … Continue reading Year 1, 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
Whenever you hear the words "Medical Student" and "Books" in one sentence, you immediately think of inches-thick textbooks with anatomical drawings and heavy cardboard covers. Well that is not always the case. I am fond of books since I was a kid. When I realized I wanted to become a doctor, I began reading books … Continue reading Books Every Aspiring Medical Student Should Read