Thursday, March 26, 2009

Program Pendedahan Awal Kerjaya Seorang Doktor : a simple program yet meaningful

Program Pendedahan Awal Kerjaya Seorang Doktor.Mmm.. How should I say it. Very fun-lah… What else? You will see everything in real. So, here is my complete report with a few medical terms I’ve learnt throughout the program.

Day 1
I’m feeling very tired today after hearing a whole day of talks from a few doctors… it was about career as a doctor, the challenges and things like that… Was’nt in the mood to write but I’ve promised to myself to update each and every single thing.. So the day started with a talk by Dr. Sobariah and continued by a tour around the hospital. I just can’t wait for tomorrow because we will start our so called career exposure with Emergency Department first.. Wait for tomorrow…. Ok… Bye

Day 2
The most exciting day of all. My first posting was ED or Emergency Department. The day started very good with a show on baby delivery. Then, we were divided into a few groups and my first place was Red Zone or Resus Zone. It’s an emergency zone and there was an old lady with asthma problem. There were a few normal cases at yellow zone, green zone, asthma bay, procedure and ambulance and a few other places but those places are extremely busy until the doctors don’t really have time for us and most of the procedures are done by MA. So, the MOs are just having their sweet time looking around. (oh, forgot, MA is medical assistant and MO is doctor or medical officer). But, everything changed during the afternoon session because our next posting was secondary. This place is located in green zone and we saw a man who LOST HIS FINGER. He was a mechanic so when he wanted to repair the turbo engine, the fan started to move and he forgot that his finger was there. So, you just imagine the situation lah.. Next case was an OKU who put something in his ear and the MA took it out. It was a small fruit. There was also a lady with appendix and a boy with bleeding mouth (because of a motorcycle accident). He got a few jahitan and the most interesting part, the jahitan was not like normal sewing and the needle was like a C letter. There were also a few other cases and all of them were interesting for us because it was our first experience to see all of the cases. The worst case would be a man with the RADIUS coming out of his hand, so it was a nightmare for us. (just couldn’t sleep that night thinking of his hand). I learnt a few medical term terms like oral MAKSILLOFACIAL unit (a dental unit actually, but to make it more glamour, the use that term) and a few other weird terms.

Day 3
Fendy sms me saying that he got the interview (congratz to him) but I wasn’t have time to check my name because I was already at the hospital. So, for the whole day I was quite worried, afraid that my name wasn’t in the list. Most of my friends in the program got the interview and the situation was quite havoc as everybody started to talk on the same thing, INTERVIEW!!!
Next posting was Orthopedic Clinic. Nothing much because everything was related to bones. There were a few wards and most of them were normal wards. There was this lady with an iron in her leg.
Nest posting ( the most TRILLING place) was FORENSIC UNIT. We went to the Bilik Mayat and everybody started to talk about the bilik mayat. After a few minutes, an officer brought us into the room. It was a small room with a few cubicles and the temperature dropped until 8c inside the cubicles and we had the chance to see a REAL DEAD BODY. Wow!!! We were not so sure with the cause of death because a police was very busy taking a few pictures of him. The officer showed a few other places like the bathing room and the day ended well as everything was interesting in the Forensic Unit. Words of the day, ozh (not so sure about the spelling but that is how it sounds lah) and medico-legal (means police case)
I checked my name directly after I went back home and thank God, my name was in the list. The JPA interview will be on 31st March at INTAN Wilayah Utara. Only four of my friends in the program didn’t have their names in the list but the passion to become doctors never faded.

Day 4
Our last day and everybody couldn’t wait for the closing ceremony. Hahahaa…The last posting was ONG Specialist Clinic and it’s the main clinic for Perlis, Kedah, Penang and Perak (Northern Zone). So, just imagine how busy it was. We went to the Labor Room (Baby Delivery Room), 2A, 2B, 2C, 2D and clinic. A few other medical terms like oncology, and urokology. We saw a few delivery problems and gyne-related things. It was fun (of course lah because if not, I would not come to the hospital).
Last session would be the closing ceremony and we all got the certificates. I went back home and slept until 8.30 a.m. when finally I realized I didn’t pray yet. So, qado lah.. Hahaha..

After the program, I realize one thing, being a doctor is not merely about being glamour or whatsoever it is. It’s a noble career in which they give more than they take from the community. A houseman may work for 48 hours (non-stop) until he has no time to bath. So for me, the salary of a doctor is not enough in comparison with the sacrifice they had made. But that is what we call DOCTOR lah, must be very tough..(tough ke aku – hehehe).
The program pendedahan awal kerjaya seorang doktor was a complete whole new experience for me and I just cannot wait to have another program like this. Hope I would be able to get a JPA scholarship.

Friday, March 20, 2009


i just log on to the JPA website and thank God I get the offer of program pendedahan kerjaya seorang doktor from 23rd-27th March 2009 at Hospital Sultanah Bahiyah...

Going to have fun there !! yahoo

Sunday, March 15, 2009

aku bersyukur sekali lagi ya ALLAH.....

alhamdullilllah.. sekali lagi saya bersyukur because my sister is no longer at the hospital.. the doctor allows her to go back home after being in icu for 36 DAYS.... alhamdullillahh... berkat yassin from my family......... she's getting better ryte now.. thanks to all people yang tak jemu-jemu bertanya pasal dia i.e all old boys , my friends, relatives, and teachers....

Thursday, March 12, 2009


alhamdullillahhh.. syukur ke hadrat Allah.... Finally I managed to get straight A1s including my GCEO-Level....

thank you to my family of course ( mama, abah, kakak, lily, amin and tok) for their endless prayers........

thank you to teachers for their guidence...

thank you to all my friends for being with me...

thank you to abg rough for the cards n wishes of course...

thank you to the old boys ( ed, nab, hqa, bucks, abg izzat, aslam, aleng) for their wishes

hope i can get a scholarship for medicine...

Thursday, March 5, 2009

MNRB Scholarship Interview 2009

Last month, I received a letter of interview from MNRB for risk management. yeah it's not what I want to do in the future, so I decided to go there to get the experience only.

Last couple of days( 3/3/08), I went to Damansara. On the way, I met Izzat@Badang from class of 07 because he was on the way to Lagenda College. I arrived at Hentian Duta around 6.00 pm and my dad's friend picked me up to Taman Duta.

Next day, he sent me to Damansara Heights and we arrived at Malaysian Re Building around 9.00 am although the interview started around 10.30 am to avoid traffic jam. I was sitting with a friend from KISAS, a chinese from Bintulu, boys from SAS and Damansara and two other chinese with 2 other malays don't want to sit with us - maybe they were quite nervous.

It was an eye-to-eye interview and before the interview, i went to the toilet four times. Not because of nervousness, but because the room is extremely cold.
Later, they called me. I was the second last candidate to be interviewed. There were 3 interviewers.

These are some of the questions:
- What we should call you? Zulikhwan or Ikhwan?
- So, you are from MCKK. So, please tell us a little bit about yourself?
- Why do you want to do this course?
- What do you know about risk management?
- Which universities provide this course?
- What makes MCKK different from other schools? (I ws shocked, but pretended not to show it. I just gave them the answer)
-What have you learnt from MCKK?
-What do you mean by it's a place of preparing you to survive in this world?
- What else do you learn from MCKK?
- What are some of the programmes organized by MCKK?
-What are the other programmes?

The interview ended after 20 minutes. They told me like this before I went out of the room.
' Zulikhwan, we have seen your trial result and it was great. We are afraid if we send you to local university, you will not accept it provided that you also get offers from JPA/MARA or any other better companies. This will only burden us'.

I was totally shocked to hear that. how come they say like that? Mmmmm
One more thing, they asked me more about MCKK RATHER THAN MYSELF - weird? But i think the interview went smoothly. everybody was interviewed in Malay and English, and I was the only one interviewed in Full English with that chinese girl( who doesn't know how to speak in Malay at all) from Bintulu.

I went back after that....

the result will be announced on 12 March like what Miss Sherry told me just now..... Hope I can get all As.. I need to go back to school tomorrow for the training before the North ZOne. Just cannot follow them to the North Zone because I had to take care of my sister in ICU.