day 2

i’ve just been told that my life will proceed like this:

2 years as house officer
2 years compulsory service as medical officer
application for master’s degree only after 3 completed years
4 years in master’s program
1 year gazettement
4 years subspecialty training

…and then there’s the option of taking professional exams instead. either way, i will be at least 34 by the time i become a specialist. if i become a specialist. if i’m even gonna last in the profession that long.

at the moment, i find myself looking for the fastest way up and not for a passion that can drive me further. when i think about the things i am actually interested in, i can’t figure out how everything can, you know, happen.

anyway, i have to go for yet another lecture.

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4 responses to “day 2

  1. i’m graduating next april if everything goes according to plan. i hated the last four of my five years in med school, and i think i will hate the rest of my life.

    it’s all because i hesitated in 2nd year. i told myself that if i were to fail my university exam that year, i’d go leave and do something else. miraculously, i passed – and now it’s too late. sigh.

  2. i have yet to meet a medical student or doctor who hasn’t regretted medicine at some point in their life. the lucky ones find their calling – i met a medical officer who only realised that she loves paediatrics halfway through her posting as a houseman. i guess the rest just do enough make things work.

    then again this applies to every other profession out there. not sure if you take comfort in that, but i do somehow.

  3. We may not like the situation we are in; especially if we think we are not what we are in that situation.

    Life is peculiar, though. Situations we are in that we think will never actualise what we are, can sometimes be the place where we actualise what we are.

    I write. I can’t write if I had never being in situations I had being in.

  4. i have yet to meet a medical student or doctor who hasn’t regretted medicine at some point in their life

    true that 🙂

    i guess my situation is slightly different. i do have a goal in life – and it has nothing to do with medicine.

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