I officially waved goodbye to being a freshman medical student last week with an ironic feeling between let's-celebrate-this-a-huge-accomplishment and wait-you-are-just-on-the-first-step-of-a-hundred-step-ladder. Nevertheless, I can't deny the fact that I am really happy I survived year one alive (that was a year of torment with biochemistry garnished with anatomy and physiology). I had my fair share of … Continue reading Year 1, Done!
In the process of becoming a doctor, a healer, we often forget that we are humans too who need the same care that we provide. Often times, we indulge too much in studying to become "the doctor" that at some point we get sick and become "the patient". The same is true for every other … Continue reading The Irony of Being a Health-Care Professional
To be honest, I have been having a hard time coping up with everything in medschool this second semester. Our academic load was doubled and it is literally exam week every week. Just a few weeks ago, I had been having daily breakdowns. Yes, DAILY! I'd cry myself to sleep because I really have no … Continue reading Rethinking My WHYs
First things first. I go to 7-Eleven everyday. Like, everyday EVERYDAY (except for weekends when I go somewhere else). But on a regular basis, my day isn't complete without visiting that well-known convenient store in the Philippines which you can find in almost every corner of the street. October 26, 2017 | 03:30 pm I … Continue reading The Day 7-Eleven Ran Out of Pineapple Juice
It's October 1 today! And I really can't believe I have been sleep deprived for two months now! Nevertheless, two months has been long enough for me to gain experiences or rather "milestones" in my journey to MD. So, how's medical school? Great! I am enjoying it and I praise God I am doing fine, … Continue reading So, How’s Medical School?
It has been almost a month now that I've been in medschool. Everyday in class is basically God telling me the story of how He intricately formed the human body --- each nerve, each protein, each chemical --- in a fearful and wonderful way so that it would function to glorify Him. Leaves me … Continue reading Amazed — Every Single Time
“Welcome to Medical School, Batch 2021.” “This is just the beginning of your journey to your MD.” “Taking up medicine is difficult. You have to make lots of sacrifices.” “You should know how to manage your time well.” “Prepare for no holidays and no going outs on weekends.” These are the statements that our mentors … Continue reading First Week in Medical School