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We often talk about hospital-related difficulties in the MIMS community but we rarely talk about the main reason for choosing this profession - the patient. Different culture of countries will certainly affect the common trait of patients. In the Philippines, patients usually consult with the extended family (including the grandparents or even cousins) in tow because of our culture of having close family ties. Also, patients here are very conservative; hence, doing physical examinations to sensitive areas should always be done under the presence of a female counterpart to avoid making the patient exposed. Another common trait of Filipinos is seeing a doctor only where there are symptoms. This practice is not cost-effective and should be discouraged despite having a subpar healthcare system. For the MIMS community, what is the common trait of patients in your country?