:: Re-leave June 16, 2008Posted by Minci 先生 in Medical School.
This part of my life is called ‘Re-Leave’ [read: relief]
A gift from Me to Me :
My very own sphygmomanometer
Who wants a free BP reading?
Relief because this chapter of my life has a relatively happy ending. And the process of leaving this foreign land is on its roll.
Five years. How time flies. I value the experiences I’ve managed to gather all this while. I still dont know it all – the mechanics of life and I like to believe that what I’ve learnt and know today is merely a taste of what the future has in store for me. The beautiful part of it all was forging friendships with individuals I’d never thought I’d be able to throughout my medical training. And I’d be most honoured if they’d remain within my radar eventhough I’m moving on to the next chapter in my autobiography. Of course, on my part I’d have to resist the occasional temptation of my own to slip off other peoples radar – on purpose. Ha ha.
Some time ago, I wasnt convinced that medicine is the right path for me. I had wanted to leave it all. I still dont have that Type A personality to walk this walk but Im happy to say that medicine may be the best thing for me. There’s a lot more to medicine than working in a hospital environment, becoming a lecturer or opening up a clinic and insya-Allah, I will find that out. There is life out there! It may be in the paths of Dr Tess Gerritsen, Dr Michael Crichton, Dr Hunter Adams, our very own Dr Jemilah Mahmood and Dr Sheikh Muszaphar! Or other less prolific doctors who chose to open boutiques, bakery shops and a thousand other side professions. If Ibn Sina can be both a medical practitioner and an astronomer, I suppose I could also be healer, daughter, sister, wife, mother, friend and a florist at the same time. 😛
‘Chapter V: 5 Years In Red Devil’s Land’ will end with me taking the Hippocratic Oath. If the practice is abandoned, perhaps being reminded of my future duties as a doctor as outlined by the GMC. Only then, would I feel that the acknowledgement of being called the ‘little healer’ is true and worthy.
After the intermission, its ‘Chapter VI: Debutante’. 😉 In the meantime, I might as well enjoy the carefree days of rattling out the likes of Ting Ting. “Thats not my name!!”