Bonjour les amis,
I haven’t been writing for so long but I am really excited because my upcoming weeks are less packed than any other days before. Plus, i am officially done with medical society for this term ! YES
Well, if you have been following my previous post – a year ago I went for an interview to become the committee of medical society and I was accepted to become part of the students development bureau . I applied for a spot in public relation but I am glad I was sort into something that is more – me.
Student development mainly focus on enhancing students skills, morals and knowledge. Therefore, during our term- we execute two events which are Sunaton and Konvensyen Fiqh Perubatan . ( I still haven’t write about this one hehe) Since I am no longer a part of the bureau, I do realize the program conducted was a little bit biased since it does benefit the muslims more than the non-muslims. Most probably because we didn’t have any non muslims exco at that time and we didn’t really have any different point of view. But I’m pretty sure this year it’s going to be much better with new diversities of members.
Why I quit medical society? I am currently enrolling medicine as a second year students which means I am going to take my pro exam this year. Despite polishing my soft skills is important, I also need to focus on my education and pass my pre-clinical years. But, I’m not quitting everything all at once, I still joined Junior Doctor and I am excited for this year (I’m holding a different positions now).
What did I learn from medical society? A lot of things. One of it was my working pattern. I’m not a perfectionist but I like to do things that satisfy most parties and my very own principal is to make sure everyone get a proper treatment. People’s welfare are definitely top priority. For example, if we are inviting people to our program , we have to provide as much as we could as a host. Not just like “hey come here and join us” but more like ” hi, welcome and join us. Is there anything that you need, do ask and remind us. We are glad to help you around” . There is nothing more comforting than a warm reception.
Also, I did learned that everyone have their own working pattern and you need to be quick to notice this. Tips to overcome people with different idea is to adapt with the situation and always communicate. Often times, you’ll find people who are good in doing their job but they are not the type to initiate – more to following orders only when told. Or you might encounter people who can be very manipulative, they do something only if we benefit them. And of course, people who didn’t want to do anything at all and quite excellent in giving excuses.
Despite all that, there will always be hidden gems that shine between those people. They are the person that is very diligent, quick, creative and really good as both leader and follower. I do find myself adoring these type of people especially when they have good communication skills and proper manner. For instance, even as a leader- they were punctual, they talk smoothly and enchantingly, they say thank you for all of our hard work and they say sorry when they make a mistake. At the end of the day, common sense is really important which you cannot just obtain from reading books and lectures. It will come naturally when you are in a working environment that display fine demeanor.
Our final task before retiring was conducting the Annual Grand Meeting to discuss the outcome of the association after a year, to appoint a new high commander, plus to discuss the future vision and mission. I was assigned along with Kak Najiha, Syafiq and Meerul to look for performers and planned a gimmick. Alhamdulillah it went smoothly and I am really glad I didn’t pick to help with the backstage. At least I could sit down and enjoy my dinner, yey.
By the way, do you wonder?
Who is my members of bureau? Well, first of all – Student development bureau are monitored by Kak Rasya ( treasurer ) and lead by Nik Arif. The rest of the team are Kak Wani, Kak Najiha, Kak Asmida, Ameerul, Suhayl, Ella and Syafiq. So that makes nine of us in the team and I will miss everyone for sure. I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you for this wonderful experience and I am looking forward in working with you guys in the future.
I guess that’s all I have to write for now. It is 12 am already and I really need some good night sleep. Till we meet again.