Monday, August 31, 2009

The cutest USB I've seen

Today was the opening day for our student lounge after we have been using it since the start of the semester. We had a great tea time and of course freebies ^^ And I bet no one could resist the temptation of owning one of those cute surgeon USBs.

I got bored while studying for hand examination. Therefore, show time!
*Sorry for the poor quality. I took it using my old phone*

My Dr.USB without his head.

Dr. USB running towards a MET call.

Dr. USB saving the pretty patient.

Dr.USB compared with my normal USB.

Dr. USB taking a photo in front of his 'house'

p.s. Bro, it's soooo cute! Too bad I couldn't get you one :( All the best in your exams and assignments! I will teach you to cook whenever you decide to come over^^

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Scream!

Saturday is the day to relax and rejuvenate myself from the intensive learning exercises in a clinical environment. But 2 incidents nearly ruined it.

1. On the way back from grocery shopping this morning, a car was going to turn out from the driveway into the street. I was driving on the street. I saw the driver looking at my direction. Somehow, the driver did not see me and decide to just swerve the car out. I panicked and jammed the brakes. And then blasted my honk. And shrieked. Fortunately, no one was injured. I was just 1minute drive away from home.

2. On the way back from playing badminton, Ryan was cruising along Princes Highway. This red car stopped at a small junction, waiting to turn into the highway. The driver turned and stared at Ryan. And as if he did not see our car at all, he started to turn SLOWLY into the highway. We were driving 80km/h on the highway. Having quick reflexes, Ryan sounded the car horn and pressed the brakes with all his might. I was screaming and I could hear the tires screeching. Good timing to test the brakes after the 6 monthly service. Our car just managed to stop 5cm
away from the mindless driver's.

Often, people tend to think that they should be safe as long as they obey the traffic laws. But what if you just happened to meet poeple who haven't brought their brain along while they are driving? It's not just a matter of money, it concerns life and death.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Yet Another Friday

I wanted to finish all my MCRs this week yet I only managed to finish one:(

One of the doctors was not free and one of the patients just disappeared.

Anyhow, I just started to play waka-waka(FB version of Pacman yesterday) and I shall say it's extremely addictive!

p.s. Finish 10% of the year this week, half of what I expected..haha...maybe I am too ambitious

by the way, I love Soul Eater!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Windy day...take II

I clerked a patient this morning for tutorial on Friday. She must have told so many people about what happened that she knew exactly what to tell me.

Our group then had a suturing workshop. We sutured pig throttles which smelled a little bit too meaty at times. But it was completely different from suturing synthetic skin. And I conquered my fear by opening an ampoule! Nothing to boast about, I am too excited^^

Please don't rain :(

Monday, August 24, 2009

Rainy day

Today was a gloomy day. Rain all the way. The wind nearly blew my umbrella away. My PBL notes were nearly drenched :( Heard that there was a trauma case happening at ED but I was most probably not welcomed.

Sunday was an MCR-preparation day. I had to revised Talley book (Again!). But MCR was awesome with Dr Jenny Wong:)

I had been craving for all sorts of food recently. Wondering why. And I am hungry all the time :(

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Happy Saturday

Ryan and I had breakfast with Adriel, Jun Ren and his girlfriend at Mackers this morning. Finally got to meet the famous Jessica.haha. We had fun catching up.

We then played badminton in the afternoon. By wearing contact lenses, I thought my accuracy would improve. However, to my dismay, I could not play well at all. It must be due to the fact that I have been training with my glasses. Anyways, I had fun running on a threadmill afterwards because I finally remembered to bring my mp3.

Lazy Friday

After Naveen's tute at Monash, I took half a day off and went grocery shopping instead. Just to find a way to slack :p

It's 1/3 through the semester and we have no holiday unlike some of my friends who are already having a nice respite.

Plan for the coming week: do MCR, do MCR, do MCR!

MCR=Mini case record(something like a practical exam if you like)

I promise to use less medical terms, bro :p or I will try to explain them.

Finally, I watched Ice Age 3! And I give 2 thumbs up for that movie :)

Fyi, my preference for 4th year placements are as follows:

O& G:
PreferenceOptionPlacementTypeExtra Details
1Option 5Monash Medical Centre - Clayton CampusMetropolitan
2Option 2Box Hill HospitalMetropolitan
3Option 4Dandenong HospitalMetropolitan
4Option 6Sandringham & District Memorial HospitalMetropolitan
5Option 3Casey HospitalMetropolitan
6Option 1Angliss HospitalMetropolitan

Paed:
PreferenceOptionPlacementTypeExtra Details
1Option 6Frankston HospitalMetropolitan
2Option 2Box Hill HospitalMetropolitan
3Option 5Dandenong HospitalMetropolitan
4Option 3Cabrini HospitalMetropolitan
5Option 4Casey HospitalMetropolitan
6Option 1Angliss HospitalMetropolitan

Psych:
PreferenceOptionPlacementTypeExtra Details
1Option 1Alfred HospitalMetropolitan
2Option 2Dandenong HospitalMetropolitan
3Option 3Eastern HealthMetropolitan
4Option 4Monash Medical Centre - Clayton CampusMetropolitan


Fingers crossed...I really don't wish to mull over it too much

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Sense of achievement

Got 2 nice patients for bedside tute today^^Dinesha was impressed :)

One has a prominent goiter, the other had huge ascites with leuconichya(my first time seeing one)

I also interviewed+examined+performed MMSE on on of the patients in rehab.

Keat also asked me to see patients in the fracture clinic.

Ryan and I also went to IGA to get some groceries. Some of them were amazingly cheap!
I am exhausted yet satisfied^^

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

On popular request :p

I have been too lazy to blog since there is little time left besides going to hospital and studying.

Just some quick updates:
I am now attached to rehab so there is absolutely nothing to do in the wards.

I planned to finish my next MCR soon but the registrar went on holiday without informing me :(

My new fifth years aren't all friendly.Some of them think that the 3rd years are invisible.How disappointing. Now I miss Corrine. Kai, give her back!

I may attach myself to another unit for fun^^ since I don't learn much in rehab.

That's it, folks.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

University life

A university is what a college becomes when the faculty loses interest in students.
- John Ciardi

No more spoon-feeding because we are adults.
Less structured teachings as the faculty encourages self exploration of knowledge.
More assignments that are not relevant to the science of medicine.
No past year questions as the faculty reuses them all the time.
I doubt I know enough anatomy to pass my intern year in the future.
No one cares if you go to hospital or not provided that you submit your MCRs on time and pass your exams.

Just some random thoughts from the quote.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

生活的无奈

看到表弟的部落格,心里突然有些感慨。

生活很无常,世事难料。

有谁会想到我现在竟会在墨尔本上大学?

从没想过会和家人朋友离得那么远。

有时很是想念中学时光,不知我的昔日好友过得怎样?

如果我没有选择医科,生活应该很不一样吧!

有时很压力,认为除了读书还是要拼命苦读。 生活有时很黯淡,应为只要稍为落后,就再也追不上了。

有时很累,但却还是要老早就起床去医院学习。

有时很想放弃。

这条路真的那么崎岖吗?

不管怎样还是要努力走下去。

希望在荆棘远处有曙光。

人因梦想而伟大!

加油!
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
Eleanor Roosevelt