Showing posts from 2016

Are you still practicing real medicine?

Medicine is like a religion. Some follow it strictly, some don't. Some just using it for money. Just about two weeks ago, my wife asked me whether this trending therapy using gluthatione, a therapy to make your skin whiter. I have to say that I am still practicing medicine in a real way. It's not my expertise but I am not pretty sure what Gluthathione is good for? My encounter with this Gluthathione thing was when I read my text book on liver disease. Well those who lack of this enzyme will be more prone to get liver toxicity due to paracetamol poisoning. Something like that. And obviously if you read on physiology an biochemistry, you will encounter with this thing. It's a essential substances in our body. Ammonium is also essential in our cell metabolism but do we drink ammonium for health reason? That would be crazy. A lot of substances in our body are actually toxic but due to their micro amount, we manage to utilized them perfectly. Nature was a beauty. This

Master in Pathology Entrance Exam: Interview Part.

Congratulations to all that pass Master in Pathology Entrance Exam which was held on 14 December 2016. For those who does not, do not worry, there will be another one next year. There are no limit on taking this exam so it will be all good. I would also like to congratulate my wife on passing that exam. She was planning on taking Chemical pathology. Well, I believe if she does enter next June, our family would be a pathological family. Just remember, there is nothing pathological about a pathologist. This is why most pathologist are kind and warm hearted person. The pathological person usually will not become a pathologist. It could be good to our family then. So after the entrance Exam which was held in my place of study now, UKM, I met a few friends and colleague who have gone through the exam and the interview. Well, most who pass concern about their interview score. Most of them panicked during the interview and give all sort of funny answer. I was planning to write on the inte

Birthday Prank: SMSL 2003 memory...

As I read some of my earliest blogpost entry since 2006, I have a feeling that somehow life is so interesting. What I wrote about the current issue, politics, music, medicine, were just providing fact and information for readers out there who are seeking for it. My real passion in writing is to write about those interesting experience in my life. The thing that I wanted to share. Half of me wanted to give information, half of me just want to share.  Today, I suddenly remember regarding a story that happen 13 years ago. A story that most of the people who are involved will never forget. This story happen when I was in Form 5, at Sekolah Menengah Sains Labuan (SMSL). It happen because of one person. We call him Buyut. So do you all know that during my time, it was 2003, there were a tradition in our boarding school where everyone will prank you during your birthday. This tradition was prohibited by the school because it cost too much 'damage'. People would just thrashed out

Master in Pathology: Which University to choose?

Once you have decided to do master in pathology,  one thing will comes into your mind before anything else.  Before you even bother to choose which specialty you want to do,  or which book you want to buy, you will have to decide which university you would like to enroll to.  It seems like an easy task, it was not.  Your choice will affect your life for the next 4 years.  You should remember that you cannot change it after you have accepted to that university.  It was the same like how you choose your university during your undergraduate time.  Only now,  there were only a few universities which offer postgraduate study in pathology.  Leave the overseas universities behind(Government won't sponsor you to go oversea nowadays in this economy).  Local universities are not that bad.  We are actually pretty good in producing a competent pathologist.  In Malaysia,  there are only 5 universities that offer pathology for postgraduate study.  Here are the list UM UKM UPM UIT

Metallica: Shining or rusted metal?

        I've listen to Metallica for almost 12 years now. Am I a little late? Of course, I am not that old to be listening to Metallica that early. Started to listen to them when I was 16 years old, all of their songs.  I can say that Metallica is the motivation for me to pick up a guitar and play music. Not professionally but at least I know how to pull up a chord. I was lucky when they released their new album entitled St.Anger that I thought would be another great album to which I disappointed in the end.           After that, Death Magnetic, good but so-so. Just like that, I started to listen to the other music. Metallica seem to be rusted as what other metal usually do. Once in a while, I will listen to a few of their old track in Spotify, and as Metallica does not seem to release all their old song in Spotify, I feel that they will eventually be forgotten.           Then they released a new one, Hardwire To Self Destruct. When I first saw that title, I was like " Tha

Donald Trump The President of United States.

It was a shocking turn in the world history when Donald Trump win the US presidency election yesterday. Media and social media all over the internet seems to be biased on him, and by just following the trend in Social media, I would strongly expect that he will lose. However, this bias on report, television shows, celebrity, youtube and almost any technology related media appear to be unmatchable to the strong democracy power in America. It is shocking indeed. Initially I wpuld thought that Americans will be smart enough to choose the right person to be their leader, but they did not. That was my initial thought, because after Trump win, I try looking at it from a different perspective. I was wrong, so as many other people. As we can see, Trump policy mostly are not favourable to other countries including us but it seems favourable to their own as Trump campaign are more focus on reshaping and rebuilding america itself. We as the non americans, and not living in America does not se

GST on Medicine: The conflict

There it is again, a time when I was so busy with my work and study and I can't even keep on writing on the story of Doctor in Malaysia for quite some times. I've been working at it, there were so many thing that can be told regarding what we do in our life. Just like pilot, engineer, soldier, teacher, labourer, the story of medical doctor is interesting. However, this time I want to discuss an issue out of that topic. This maybe a little political but I will try not to be. I just want people out there to understand that there is something wrong with the current health system in Malaysia. I believe everyone already knew about it, yet many do not want to admit it as a problem. GST (Goods and Service Tax) was implemented in our country for the sake of supporting our economy as the oil price going down everyday. Oil is cheap, and oil is not a good business now compare to years ago where oil was claimed to be a black gold. I am not against GST as many countries in the world are

Forensic Medicine: Are they Real Medicine?

I have written a few post before this as a series of story on doctors in Malaysia. Everyone can view the post here: How to Become Doctor in Malaysia Are you Still A doctor? House Officer : Are they Real Doctor?  Direct Selling Doctor In Malaysia I have talk in details regarding a pathway for a doctor after becoming a medical officer. In my previous post, I also talk regarding Aesthetic medicine which I find it to be an unreal medicine. I still think it that way. I believe most doctor will agree on that except aesthetic doctor themselves. Also in my previous rant I mention about forensic medicine. I have been thinking a lot of forensic medicine. Are they real medicine because from what I know and from my experience, Forensic Medicine is very special. It's like a special branch in medicine. They does not do what other doctors do everyday. They deal with dead people.... Forensic Medicine: A Cycle completer I do not need to talk about different branches

Doctors in Malaysia: Direct Selling Doctor?

I will continue with another topic for my series of post regarding medical doctor in Malaysia. Please go through my previous post on this series: How to Become Doctor in Malaysia Are you Still A doctor? House Officer : Are they Real Doctor? The purpose of my writing on this series are due to my urge to inform to those who want to become a doctor and for those who do not, to understand on how a life a doctor really is. There are thousand of article, blog post, even books out there showing the painful life of a doctor, how noble the job is, everything seems to be talking on one side of the fence. I want to talk on both side of the territory. The ugly side, and also the pretty side of medicine. A soldier won't admit their work just doing nothing waiting for enemy to attack. A teacher won't admit that their job is less stressful than those soldier. Same for doctor, always picturing themselves as the only person lifting the whole world. I want to talk on what really is medi

House Officer in Malaysia: Are they real doctors?

Does house officer job really tough? I have written about this in my blog before. It may be already lost somewhere in the internet. One of the most memorable time of your life after becoming a doctor is house officer time. The time where you find your true self, your weakness and your strength. It was also the time when you have to decide, whether you need to continue such life, or just leave it and find other job. To tell you the truth, a lot of my friend who dropped out from house officer program are successful nowadays in other field. So what is it like to be a house officer? This will be a part of my chronology of 'Becoming a doctor in Malaysia' post. You can check out the previous post here: How to Become a Doctor in Malaysia Are you still a real doctor? House Officer: Have they eaten their breakfast? I will start my story here by highlighting that many member of the public, and even some doctor themselves doubt about house officer credibility and competency.