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A Letter to my Pre-Med self
 

A Letter to my Pre-Med self

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Congratulations for making it this far. You assure yourself that the aptitude that you have acquired from years of hard work, will allow you to glide through the challenges of Medicine. Yet, a part of you feels daunted by its off-putting myths.
 
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29 Aug 2016 - General
 
Mark Edmon Tan Absolutely mate. I am working in the largest children hospital in the world. And I must say that I am really proud about it. By the way I have got too many drawings of myself from the little kids. I have saved them in my scrap book. Because they are very important to me. Those drawings are the true feelings expressed from the bottom of the heart. So as you have said once a doctor can not neglect a ...
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Rajinda Asalage I absolutely agree with you in finding happiness when seeing people become better. To heal the sick is the very fiber of our profession. I do not understand doctors who neglect patients either. How could one who swore the Hippocratic oath to perform with the best of his/her abilities opt not to take good care of the patient? You are lucky to be doctors in Sri Lanka where you get a lot of respect. ...
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Mark Edmon Tan Absolutely true mate. This field is really amazing. No other occupation can make someone self-satisfied this much. In Sri Lanka doctors are preferred as gods living on the planet. They respect the doctors as much as they can. So how could a doctor neglect a patient? If a doctor does such thing he or she will regret for the rest of the lifetime. Patients are like that. So I'm very happy about my...
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Marinelle Castro It seems like everyone in the MIMS community have absolutely no regrets in their choice to pursue the field of medicine. Your statement "we spend more time with our colleagues than with our families. " is right on the money. Personally, I have spent 2 Christmases and 2 New Year's celebrations in my young medical career. I still do not have any regret with pursuing this career despit...
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Marinelle Castro It seems like everyone in the MIMS community have absolutely no regrets in their choice to pursue the field of medicine. Your statement "we spend more time with our colleagues than with our families. " is right on the money. Personally, I have spent 2 Christmases and 2 New Year's celebrations in my young medical career. I still do not have any regret with pursuing this career despit...
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This article somehow made me feel nostalgic. It wasn't too long ago before I decided to pursue a career in medicine. This entire journey allowed me to grow in ways I never imagined. The relationships that I formed with my classmates turned colleagues, co-residents, mentors and even patients contributed a lot to my current perceptions. I think there will always be hardships no matter what dream you pursue. However, being in the medical field is just so life-changing because we spend more time...
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Rajinda Asalage Thank you for sharing your story. Happy to hear that the field of medicine grew on you and you are in the field of surgery right now. You have really made huge strides looking back when you first detested the idea of going to medical school. I feel that everyone felt that way at some point where you feel that your prime is being wasted studying and depriving yourself of sleep and social activities...
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I had no admire to do medicine. Not at all. But my dad wanted me to become a doctor. I was so against him and struggled to do maths and to become an engineer. I still love maths much more than studying medicine. Anyhow I went through my Advanced level exam which is the barrier exam to enter the government universities in Sri Lanka and got selected for Faculty of Medicine, Colombo. Spent five and half years there, the most valuable time period in anyone's lifetime, studying on desks. Lots of ...
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Trust the journey. It is a long and difficult one but it comes with many rewards. Rewards may include financial ones but the gratitude you receive from patients, the joy of healing a person or saving their life is something that cannot be bought. " often expected to master a broad spectrum of knowledge within a short space of time" and even after as doctors we are expected to know everything about this broad spectrum of knowledge. There is nothing easy about medicine. Nothing. I have a...
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The life of a doctor is well stated in the article. We are doctors and we are expected to know our craft and perform beyond the scope of medicine. We were educated with our medical books and learned with clinical experience. I remember the days when I got nervous before performing blood extractions, IV insertions, and NGT and catheter insertions. Through the test of time, I have learned to feel the fear and perform anyway. I also reminisce about the days when history taking was difficult. I wrot...
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