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 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
Recently, I saw a post on social media from a doctor/influencer asking medstudents if they can remember when was the first time they cried in medical school. It got me thinking. I sure do remember a lot of times when I cried. But when was the first time? And why? Was it because of academics? … Continue reading Medical School: The First Time I Cried
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