Foundation days? Part 1

Bonjour Les Amis,

After finishing secondary school and SPM, I was accepted into a year of foundation program in UITM . Previously, this program is enrolled in UITM Puncak Alam but now they have moved to UITM Dengkil. Fortunately, we was lucky to become the only batch who got both experience. The only reason I’m sharing this stories of mine is because I miss my friends and housemates. They were my powerpuff girls. Blossom and Bubbles to my Buttercup.

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Also, to those who wonder “What is in foundation?” , “What did you do there?”.

Well, I did a lot of things and I also did not do anything.

Confuse? You’ll see as I progress.

SEMESTER 1

Life in semester 1 was wonderful. Yep, my crush was still there and my life were going smoothly. Or maybe that’s what I think. Classes was so far away you either have to take a bus or walk through stairs or what they called “tangga kejayaan”. This is not ordinary stairs, once you climbed up these stairs – your knee going to wiggle and I’m sure you need no more gym. That’s how high it is. Since I like to save my money, I used stairs most of the time.

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Rare evidence of me and kamila waiting for the bus

Life at Puncak Alam was quiet and peaceful. We can go out if we want to or stay inside the house and enjoy unlimited super fast cable internet. Its very easy to find rental car, you either google it or see their advertisement anywhere around campus. The foundation students during this time consist only science and engineering students. Law and TESL foundation students are located in a different area. I’m not sure exactly where but mostly at UITM Shah Alam. Because of these, they weren’t really much drama. I guess the thing about nerd students is they don’t really care much about their surrounding. What’s important then? Getting that 4 flat score.

Classes usually starts at 9 and end depending on schedule. Sometimes our day at campus end at lunch, sometimes we finish around 4.30 or 5 pm. Meanwhile, lectures are held in a lecture hall. I know yeah this sounds stupid, of course lecture are held in lecture hall. But its different in Dengkil, okay? Keep reading. 3 groups of students are combined into one lecture. A group consist of 20 students.By the way, lecture hall is the most comfy place ever to sleep, honestly its hard to resist. Cushion chairs and air conditioning, especially in the front seats where as lights are off. The front seats is usually those who came in late.

Weird ? No, not really. Front seats are really uncomfortable, you have to tilt your head 45 degrees upwards to see the screen. And most importantly, you are directly in front lecturer. Good luck not getting caught falling asleep. The hot seats are usually the fourth to fifth row. Not too far so you can see better, and not to close where you can sit down comfortable. Me? I’m usually the second row or second last row. I have no idea why.

Other than that, tutorial are held in a classroom within our own group. This allow students to have a better approach with the lecturer. In this class, we usually do practices from previous lectures and discuss it. Most of the time, I did not finish my homework. My friends reading this might be “tipulah”. I’m not lying, I just don’t tell them the truth. The secret to not getting caught is always be confident. I would seat in the front row and always volunteer for the first question. Because that is the only question I did. So, the lecturer wouldn’t call me for the next questions and the rest of the class you should focus on the discussion. See how I saved my time there?

But, sometimes when I managed to finish- I would not volunteer and wait for lecturer to call me. You need balance okay, you cannot do the same trick over and over. You need to come up with a few tricks and rotate.

Other trick if I didn’t finish my homework and I got called is that – I would just go the whiteboard and try to solve the question. Do it confidently. If you are wrong then its okay, just tell the lecturer “Oh, I’m sorry. I guess I don’t really understand this. Can you show me how to do it?”. These lecturer, they are so nice they will definitely help you. Thank you dear lecturers.

The most terrifying tutorial class is Biology Class by Madam Liza. Everyone would be restless before her class because she is always full of surprise. She would go on rampage if she found out we didn’t do our homework. This is the only class where my homework is always done. She always make discussion in each class differently. There are always games, discussion and surprise pop quiz. We all were afraid of her until second semester. What happen in second semester? stay tuned.

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garang-garang pun dapat bergambar jugak. hehe

One of the most exciting moment will be our lab session. Lab is always the fun version of study. Oh well, at least until the report part. After every lab, we always have to write a report in a group of 4 to 5 people. If the experiment was easy, yes it will be just a breeze. If not, you have to go back and google/study books to write a proper discussion. This is where your communication skills and teamwork are tested. Trust me, everyone who went to university will know the struggle. You might have an enthusiast – the person who always want to pour all his knowledge and always want to go into details. You might also have the sluggard. This slacker always exist I’m not sure why. Its easy to identify. They would come late to discussion and they will do their part at the very last minute- jeopardizing assignments of the whole team. If you submit late, your report either going to be rejected or carry marks will be deducted. Then, even if they do their part, sometimes they plagiarized other’s group report.

Then we have co-curriculum. This one actually is not my favorite. I took cooking class and I really don’t like it there. Here’s a tips. Always take class with your friends. I was always okay with new people as long as everyone is friendly, open minded and not too clingy with their cliques. But that is what happen. They don’t really mingle around with people and only talk to the people they know. Girls, please. If this is a club, you need to be social with everyone. No one is going to eat you and hello? everyone is 18 years old already – do you need your mom to talk on your behalf?

Sorry, I was just reminded to bitter moments and got emotional. Lets get rational and continue with my stories, shall we?

Alright- what do we do in our free time and where do we hang out?

Free time basically is only the weekend. Its not that we are restricted by rules or anything, its just that we don’t really have much time to go out due to all the assignments, reports and subjects that need to be revise. Do all out in the weekdays and enjoy your weekend to the fullest.

During friday nights, I would go down to KKPR (complex with cafe and grocery stores) and hang out with my fellow classmates. The most famous cafe at that time was Kafe Matahari – they have variety of food, their food was delicious and they mantain good services. Everyone loved it. One of the most popular item was ABC with yellow and green color. That RM3.50 ABC was everyone favorites and its basically on most tables during dinner – including our table.

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Look at that melted abc ahahahah

Kamila would brought ukelele with her and then we would karaoke our favorite songs. We do it just for fun, by 11 something we would went our rooms already. Yep, its early because I need my beauty sleep.

And for the weekend, sometimes I went out with housemates, most of the time with classmates. I sincerely love my housemates, each one of them were very different in their own way. I’ll tell you all about them in a different post later. I guess because we lived in the same house, we tend to do things together. Also, get in trouble together. What trouble ? Well, here are some examples – trouble is a norm .

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When everyone just wanted to stay in, and I’m super bored. Here come my dearest housemate – Najah. She always up for outing if I say “hey wanna go out”. One thing about her is that she’s very loyal and trustworthy. Its been years since I met her but I still respect her for this. We would took the bus and went to Setia City Mall for some food hunting !

Other than that, we would all caved in our rooms streaming movies. Lisa with her vampire diaries. Najah with her phantom of the opera. Ipah and Aishah with their dramas . Me? I would probably joined any one of them. I’m flexible.

Now, the fun part.  There are some moments that stays special in my heart because it was just one of a kind. We had iftar, trips and food hunts . These pictures is during our biology project- we went to Shah Alam Botanical Park.

I went out for iftar twice. The first one was with fellow classmates where we ate pizza at Papa John the second one was with the whole class of C4. (C4 is the name of our class)

Then we had this cute trip funded by UITM – read it here: Trip to Bagan Lalang !At one time, we also ran away to had lunch at McDonalds. McDonalds is like 3km away from campus and its a roadhill. We sneak out between classes just to have lunch there. We merely miss our next lecture. We went there by bus and carpooling into strangers Avanza later on. Thank god the car fit us well. Nope im kidding, we have to sit on top of each other.

We had some supper night and honestly the journey to go and buy supper was troubling. We had to use a car that had air-conditioning malfunction and yeah there was no open windows. Or they called as ‘Oven car’. Can you imagine? I drove all the way to Setia Alam and Yusuf had to wipe of the windshield every single minute ! If not water started to vaporize and block the view. Plus, we are driving at night how dangerous is that? But still, we manage to got good pictures tho.

This is not all. I haven’t told yet the stories of more dramatic nights I had here in Puncak Alam. But, I’ll save that later for a different posts okay. Almost 2000 words already , I will definitely stop here. I’ll write a second part – sequel to this post later. Until then, thank you for reading.

Assalamualaikum.

View into interview

Aloha amigos,

This morning I was suppose to revise my lectures on cardiovascular block but somehow my fingers feels like it need to check on my blog traffic. And so I did. I can see now my post on interview in USM have attracted some readers so I dedicated this post for those students who were looking some tips on medical school interview.

This is solely on my experiences and no , I did not plagiarize from any author whatsoever.

1.Dress to impress

They say first impression speaks a lot. Choose color that are not too bright neither too dark. Avoid color such as bright red, black, yellow . And avoid matching two colors that are blocking each other. Oh yes, for non muslims, if you intended on wearing skirt – wear something at least under your knee. Your skirt cannot be too short because it will appear a bit unprofessional. Also, put on little make up just to shine you. You are not getting married , don’t go overboard.

2. Find out some basic

I actually did not prepare this part at all , except for the very last minute where I overheard a group of people preparing stuff. On the day of my interview , they were discussing on who was the dean , who was the vice chancellor , the chancellor, why USM are labeled Apex . I think this was one necessary point you have to grab in any interview. You have to know what are you applying and who is it – the employer and the company itself. In this case, the course and the university itself.

3. Be confident

As much cliche as it sounds, this is actually really important. I still remember when I was asked “Explain the intergrated curriculum in USM?” . To be honest , I have no idea what was that. I went on speaking about things and subjects and that are related to it, but I have no clue on what was going on. I said to the interviewer ,”Medical student will go into two phase. The clinical and preclinical. You went for clinical in two years and preclinical in 3 years”. And I said it with confident.

As I walked out of that room, I realize how stupid I was. It turns out that we undergo pre-clinical for the first two years, and continue with clinical with the rest of 3 years. I messed up in organizing my words and I even got my fact wrong.

But hey, look at me now. I am already here in USM. I guess confident is key. Keep a good eye contact and speak gently , not too fast or too slow. Be polite and say thank you for the opportunity.

4. You are winner

Show them your very best quality. Some people came with a very marvelous background for example , winning the Sukma, grade 8 in violin , or went to international debate. If you have one, then don’t be shy and just sell yourself okay. But, don’t be cocky. If you don’t have such certificate then it’s okay. Everyone have a story to tell. Tell them your strength and what life experiences taught you. Tell them your passion and what are you looking forward for in the future. Show them that you are ambitious and you know how to achieve your target.

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At the end of first semester

Whatever it is, as long as you want it- you are going to have it. I’m sure that some of you have more questions on interview or stuff. Feel free to comment or leave your email. I think I am going to end my post here. I was suppose to study , I have finals in a month and 144 topics to cover. phew.

Till I see you guys again.

Thank you.

Assalamualaikum.

Foundation and degree – part 1

Aloha amigos,

So how was your life going on? Having it hard or does it seems like everything is going well? If you are having a difficult moments right now, don’t forget to put up a smile. That is the first step of being a strong human being. However, for those who were having a great moment, don’t forget those people around you and of course, praise be to Allah.

I’m about to share some of my experiences back in foundation life and compared it with a degree life ( referring medicine – the only course I took for degree) . Since there is so much to tell, I’ll divide my writing into several post. And this is part one.

Ready for your tape?

First of all, the schedule. Remember back in foundation, we have a very fixed schedule for the entire semester , plus they also provided us with semester break and dates of the holidays were told beforehand. But definitely not here. The only semester break we got here is during first semester and it was only for a week. We didn’t get any break for second semester and I don’t think they will change that as we progress.

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Since we have to adapt with such situations, sometimes we made a pact with the doctor in charge of our PBL* and rearrange our own schedule so that we can have no classes on thursday. Since weekend holidays in Kelantan are Friday and Saturday, a holiday on thursday give us 3 days free of classes. And that’s how we made our getaway.

But despite achieving this self-made holiday, some of us don’t go home at all. Some lived too far , it cost a lot. Especially if you are trying to save time and bought an airplane tickets. You can never buy an airplane tickets two months before holiday if you don’t even know when is it going to be. If you plan to travel via buses , then suffered the long hours of journey and exhaustion. 1 day travel home, 1 day relax , and 1 more day to travel back to college. See how exhausting it could be?

Regarding the self-made holiday . If let say , the doctor in charge for us didn’t agree with the idea , then say goodbye for home and try again next week.

You might think why would all of us so obsess with going home ? Your thoughts be like “Grow up everyone!” . That would be due to our life here. As much as we enjoy it, sometimes it drains us. So much that we didn’t just feel tired physically , but emotionally. To be able to see our family even just for a short escape, was indeed a huge pleasure and stress reliever.

We also did this trying-to-escape-medic-school trick almost every month , for some people – week. This is due to our unfixed schedule. If you have a schedule for January class, you have no idea what will happen in the next block of learning in February. We constantly lived in surprises , at this point we have no idea what to expect anymore.

Are you wondering by now? Why not just make a fixed schedule ?

We couldn’t possibly achieve that. Each subject is taught by different lecturers in different areas of specialty. They also have research to do, classes with the master’s students , clinical stuff and some administration work. We need to fit into their schedule , instead of them fit into ours. Fair enough? yes.

So, what was the surprises I was talking about?

Recently we just undergo the hematopoietic system block. Before that, we were told that our duration of weeks for each block depends on how heavy the topic is. Upon hearing we will only study that system for 3 weeks, we consider it was an easy topic. YEAY. Because other blocks took around 5 to 6 weeks.

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Sadly to say, it was one of the most cramped weeks I ever had in my life.  It was 3 weeks of non stop lectures and lab practicals. There was one time, we had to sit for 6 lectures straight in one day. No it is not easy. If one lecture have the average of 60 slides, the overall slides we have to learn for that day are 360 slides. But I think we did exceed that amount.

I believe I already fell asleep during the second lecture. Everyone in the hall knew the struggles , it was a battle you could never win.

After a whole day of lectures, we are required to study for our PBL* session. So , think about it. When are we going to revise the previous lectures? Yes , good job. Revise it in our sleep.

These compacted schedule also includes our co-curriculum activity which is also compulsory. Sometimes, after a long tiring day – you don’t really feel like doing anything except lying on your bed and calm down. But you can’t do that. Get up , get up. co-curriculum is waiting. It’s wise to say , choose your favorite activity for your your extra classes. If not, you are going to regret it and end up forcing yourself for the whole semester. Don’t waste your time as you barely had any.

After this really long post , can you see the difference now? your degree life and foundation life? Or for some people – matriculation and A-level.

To make it simple, foundation life with fixed schedule and degree life with chaotic schedule. There are days where you have lectures only, there are days you have lab practicals and lectures, there are also days you have PBL* discussion , lectures and practicals. And Monday of this week will never be the same with Monday of next week or Monday of previous week. pheww

I still recall in foundation , we usually finished a lecture with 85 slides in like 3 hours per week. And this was organic chemistry on alkyl halides and alcohol. And biology with 169 slides , example : circulatory system , would take around 2 weeks . Equal to 6 hours . and physics around few topics per week ( So many topics , but around 15 to 30 slides per topics) . Did you do the math?

So my estimation would be – on average , we had 260 slides per week to be revise . Which is equal to the number of slides per day for medical students.

Okay , but this is like some of the days in a week. There were days that we only have one lecture with only 50 slides – Yeay . That was considered a huge blessings for us.

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pbl mates

I hope to those who are going to choose medical as your LIFE , do take this into consideration. If you are not up to busy schedule and have lots of things you want to achieve apart from studies, then make a very wise decision. If you believe this is right, then proceed. If it is not, its alright.

And for those who currently wearing the same shoes as I do, I hope you guys can relate. But this is just part one, right? More coming soon In shaa Allah. Till I see you guys next time.

Thank you.

Assalamualaikum.

p/s: PBL is also called problem based learning. Which we are given a case study to be discuss with our members of the groups. And our participation and knowledge to the discussion will be judged by doctor in charge of the week. The marks obtain during the discussion will be an individual carry marks for finals.

Sukad Murni 🌼

Aloha amigos,

Hope you guys are doing fine, with the H5N1 break out in Kelantan , please be cautious and watch out for your diet.

My week here had been full with anatomy of gastrointestinal tract and of course it was never easy. But , indeed it was an interesting week of memorizing medical jargon and appreciating histology.

Last weekend, I went to Sukad at USM kampus kejuruteraan , Transkerian to represent Desasiswa Murni for volleyball. Of course I was only a substitute but I’ll progress In shaa Allah. Our volleyball team includes students from various courses and years. Some of us are even master students. I eventually become roommate with a fifth year dental student and she was extravaganza kind of senior. Friendly and loud, but in a charming way.

We went for 3 days , and I had to skip 3 lectures on Sunday. (Because in Kelantan our weekend holiday is on Friday and Saturday) Can you imagine? I barely breathing trying to catch up. If possible, never skip class guys. Arrive at Kubang Kerian at Sunday night after 10 hours in the bus, and continue to sleep for 6 more hours in my room. 16 hours of rest but I still have monday blues. Its just a monday thing is it? ahahaha

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pretty girls everywhere

So what so fun about Sukad? The same thing about any other competition that you can go, the spirit of the game. Every team would want to have the champion title, but what matters is respect and dignity no matter what condition you are , losing or winning.

I believe it is very disrespectful for an individual to mock other teams and make fun of them. Sure it is very important to help our favorite team winning, but there are more alternatives approach to it. Giving moral support and spread positive vibes are much better to ensure healthy environment and games.

Therefore, do avoid any words or action that may cause conflict in the games. You don’t want any dramas or else next year going to be worse.  Win or lose, do it with honor.

Since we lost in the grouping session and can’t make it to semi finals, we did stay to support team members from Nurani . Since no transportation provided from our hostels to court, we had to crammed 9 people in a car. Luckily , Charice brought her car from home. So illegal but it wasn’t that far so it was bearable for a brief moment.

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9 people weyh, 6 in the back

My advises would be , dear friends, junior , seniors or anyone reading. Find your own favorite sports , there must be at least one physical activity that makes you giddy inside and eager for more. Extrovert or introvert , it doesn’t matter. If you are not really a people person, not all sports require you to play with a team. You can go for long distance jogging, swimming or badminton. But if you like to be around people, of course there are more choices to go. Try everything , choose one and work hard to improve yourself.

Try your best and go for the experience. It would be worth it, trust me. 🙂

Thank you for your time.

Assalamualaikum.

 

 

A month of tachycardia ❤️

Aloha amigos,

Ya Allah I seriously left this blog for so long. I used to have an oath to make sure I write at least one post per week. Then, i got lenient and started to change my rules. Okay iza, one post per month. And then there you goes, no post at all for so long. So here I am making myself write something instead of finishing my assignments.

So what happen when I’m not here writing?

A few major events which are the Inter-year competition , Junior doctor , the Busking Challenge and Malam Kebudayaan India (MKI). Geez, all this in a month? Hectic life.

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Inter-year is one of the event that I eagerly anticipated . It is one of the biggest event here in medical school of USM , involving all students from first year to fifth year. We have to compete against each batch and earn the most medal to become the champion.

Inter-year spontaneously make the whole batch unite. Imagine going down to support your batch mates no matter what games they are playing , we all stand with one name – Titan. Yep , the name of our batch. Guess who named it, yeay me.

Masha Allah perasannya takde orang sedar pun benda tu.

So I did represent my batch for frisbee and volleyball. We lost in frisbee but honestly it was an amazing experience to become a part of the team. They are my friends and my favorite people here , so to go out there and have fun with them. It was priceless.

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Missing all of us .

 

Volley ball? I have to play , of course ! Still my favorite game on this planet earth. Play along with new members, make new friends and gain new experiences. I’m looking forward for the next inter-year , we’ll come back stronger next time.

I also volunteer as one of the exco in Junior Doctor – protocol. Junior Doctor is a program held for the secondary school students from MRSM and SBP as an exposure towards medical life, both students and doctors. This program is held for a week and it was a big success Alhamdulillah.

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First Years , kak Hani and Presiden medsoc !

The students were provided with facilitators to share and guide them through out their week here. The facilitators range from first year to fifth year medical students. These students will have a different facilitator every day so that they can experience different environment , both pre-clinical and clinical.

They also undergo many beneficial program such as the basic life support, community services , talk about medical pathway, tips for a good interview and a mock interview as well. Honestly they are very lucky to have a mock interview with real doctors ! This pretty much will help them for their upcoming interviews after SPM.

So our job ( my partner is Kak Hani )  is to plan the reception dinner and grand dinner. It was silently chaotic because both of us had no experience in this. But Alhamdulillah we managed. I dont even know how we suddenly finished everything in time. Write scripts, plan tentative , find emcee, find scissors , find tray , find projector- everything was so last minute and nerve wrecking. Ahahahahaha funny moments tho.

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Looking forward for next years.

The busking challenge? Referring to the name of the event I think you can guess by now that it is a busking competition. Participation from universities all over Malaysia and the best part is our guest band is BUNKFACE ! magnificent. However, no picture with any bunkface members because I was too tired and hungry, all I care is me.

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These two are more precious than bunkface

and yes, MKI ! I’ve seen my pbl mates work hard to their bones to make Malam Kebudayaan India a success and I have to admit- it was marvelous. Especially the backdrop. Even looking at it I can feel the pain and effort put into it. What I like about their culture is their colourful clothes and accessory. My eyes were blessed that night.

 

Alright guys, still with me?

The rest were minor events but the ones that I enjoyed. Despite being busy and having difficult time to balance everything, I did cook a lot this month. It doesn’t really cut my budget but I am satisfied. That feeling when you cook for your loved ones here is the best feeling ever. Yes I got tired but I’m happy. Other than that, I did sneak out of USM to have some short-pleasure , craving satisfied yeay. Got my seoul garden hotpot and sushi.

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My Murnivengers squad !

So was my one month off the grid worth it? yes ! By the way, we just finished our GMT107- a block on cardiovascular system. Which I hope you understand why the title of the post is chosen. In conclusion, I’m looking forward for next challenges and may Allah ease everything. In shaa Allah.  Till we meet next time . Thank you.

Assalamualaikum.

 

Hospital detachment 👋

Aloha amigos,

I have a very emotional week and to make it worse- we also had our first aid assessment. Did I solve my problem already? I hope so. Things got dragged for an entire week so the damage done was quite severe. pheww.

Also, first year students are obligated to attend Medsoc’s annual grand meeting. It was a pleasant dinner until the meeting itself. As usual, any meeting in the world will be kinda dull but since it is important to actually know what Medsoc is doing for the entire year- and it involve the students money and investments.

So, a part of me be like ” Iza, sit down, behave and listen carefully. take note”. I’m not literally taking note there, I simply observe and learn. Who knows I might encounter such situation in the future? Too ambitious? Nah, I dont think so.

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Murnivengers feat Mirah

The most anticipated event of the week is the hospital attachment program ! YEAY . yeay is only our first impression upon hearing the name of the program. Our pbl group were assigned to join the paediatric ward.

We were supposed to tag along and observe how the doctors work . How they communicate with patients, staffs , students and how they manage their cases. However, our attending doctor ( a specialist) was not available on that day . He assigned a medical officer to take care of us but the MO accidentally took other group. Which then lead us being stranded in front of the ward puzzled and confused.

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always have time for a pic.

We only realized the situation an hour after waiting, when we decided to just barge into the ward and ask the staff. We didn’t want to do that in the first place because we didn’t want to be disrespectful and knowing how busy a doctor can be, that’s why we decided to wait. But as we came inside, nobody seems to care why the hell the year 1 students are roaming inside the ward freely.

We didn’t even have the chance to introduce ourselves to the doctor in charge of us. That was quite disappointing. Other group have such amazing experience, some of them had the chance to go into operating theater and some of them get to visit the emergency room.

No, I don’t care much about all that because at the end of the day we all going to have our own opportunity once we start our posting in year 3. But I do care in a way that we all got to meet our doctor-in-charge and did a sharing session. At least, I wanted to listen to their stories of housemanship / fellowship.

I don’t even know if I have the rights to complaint because at the end of the day I’m just a first year student. But of course I graded this program as very poor in the feedback.  They need the truth, they can have it.

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Thank you Ya Tian for a very nice pic !

First aid assessment is not really that difficult. If you read and understand everything, In shaa Allah you’ll be just fine. In addition to that, we also had a physical examination practical. Which then leads me to wonder- once I get into clinical I am going to meet variety of patients ranging from gender,size,races and age. I need to train myself to not feel awkward in terms of touching a guy because in this field you don’t get to choose your patient. I did very poorly in this practical but that would be a lesson for me.

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Palpation method and auscultatory method.

In addition of being busy with all these, we also had our first medsoc meeting. I got selected as part of the student development team – yeay ! Then there was ckd meeting, carnival campus meeting, Jimbeats meeting and also a night out to find jersey. So many things happen right? And trust me, these were just side stories. Main drama is absolutely confidential . Sorry.

Thank god we all finally arrive to our mid-semester break. This time I went home with fam , took a flight to KLIA2 and then a bus straight to Kamunting. No more dizziness but it does consume more time and energy. But no  car-sickness. No.

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Love ya fam.

I guess that’s all from me. Next post will be less emotional hopefully.

Thank you.

Assalamualaikum.

The I’s

Aloha amigos ,

On 20 October, we had “hari keusahawanan” aka entrepreneurship day . It was a compulsory project for all first year student. We are divided into 5 person per group and I was placed in group 18 along with Wana, Adhwa, Iman and Izwan.  We already plan about our project weeks ago and finally executed our business plan last thursday.

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A picture to end our tiring day.

The night before, we all went to 3 places to pick up our selling products.We went to Pasir Tumbuh to pick up some car fragrances. Time is precious for us because we still have lots of things unfinished and so many last minute preparation to do, but the owner of the car fragrances invited us into his house and served us some tea and biscuits.

Despite all of us were being anxious and couldn’t wait to get to our next destination, we were also grateful for his kindness and warm welcome. So nice of him. Alhamdulillah , may Allah SWT bless him and his family.

Next, we went shopping for decoration stuffs and some plastic bags as well. Then, we speed up to pick up clothes at Tumpat and straight after that we went to wana’s hometown. We went there to pick up some stands to hang clothes and we also received more stock of clothes to be sold. yeay.

After a long night, we arrived at USM around 12.30 and we had late dinner at nearby stall. As usual, Izwan treat all of us for dinner. yep, another nice person. Izwan was so generous we all started to feel guilty but we couldn’t say no to free food. So, thanks a lot Izwan.

Afterwards, we went to Red Square to set up our booth and then straight home. But nope, not gonna get any sleep yet. We had to distribute the clothes to do some ironing. Also, I had to prepare something to make our booth at least , a little cheerful. Bring some warmth welcome feels to it.

Sleep at 3 and wake up at 5 something. We all barely had sleep but all we wanted was to give our best on our project. We run our booth for a day until 5pm and that night wana sent back all the leftover stocks. This way, we didn’t have any loss at all.

Alhamdulillah it was quite a unique experience. To deal something from scratch and you know what, our booth collect a net profit around Rm300. All of this thanks to my team mates. I honestly , feel very grateful to have such amazing team. Seriously, good job guys !

Iman our precise and detailed treasurer. Wana-the ones looking for transportation and stock of clothes. Izwan our driver all the way and our sponsorship as well. Adhwa , the one who iron most clothes in our booth and yeah- MOST OF THEM. That is a lot. Adhwa also the reason we don’t have to carry piles of clothes via walking, she borrowed a senior’s car for us.

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The I’s is the name of our business.

I don’t even remember what is my role in my team, perhaps a supporter and promoter. Thats’ all. But I’m happy everything went well. Alhamdulillah.

Despite a hectic and busy day, I also managed to walk around and visit other booth. So here are some of the owners.

I could summarize here that even though all of us are in a mission to become a doctor, still- it was nice to try out different things in life. It was indeed a wonderful experience to have a day and do something completely not routine. WUS 101 is a great escape for all of us.

Before I end my post, I would like to congratulate my team again. Thanks a lot and work well done !

That’s all for this post.

Assalamualaikum.