lately, i've been thinking a lot about what am i gonna be in the future. we,medical students, surely have our own goal in life. ade yang nak jadi general practitioner and bukak clinic sendiri and make lots of money out of it, ade yg nak further specialize to become a dermatologist, surgeon, cardiologist, neuro surgeon, gynaecologist, orthopaedic, pediatrician etc etc. and most of us, walaupun malas, we still think of becoming a specialist in the future.
speaking about future career, i wanted to specialize in O&G (obstetric and gynaecology, in india it is called OBG) since i finished my school years. and yeah, i still do! okay to those who are unfamiliar with medical terms, O&G is also known as pakar sakit puan. obstetric is anything related to pregnancy, labour and its complications while gynaecology is anything involving the female genital organs like ovarian cancer, cervical cancer or any infection to the vagina etc etc.
i still remember i was required to write an essay regarding my future career as a doctor during my interview for MARA scholarship, i wrote about me as a future gynaecologist :) if u ask me why i wanna be a gynae, my no 1 reason is because we really lack of female gynae/obstetrician in malaysia and i think it's part of my responsibility to increase the number of female gynae, though i can only increase the number by 1. hahah. i mean, siapa nak beranak with doctor laki? i dont! dahla i ramai gile member yg amek medic, nanti tak psl2 kene beranak dgn member sendiri, laki pulak tu! tanak kot? i believe if every pregnant woman is given the opportunity to choose her obstetrician, she will definitely choose a female doctor. next, O&G really is interesting! i am now in O&G posting (at Baptist Hospital) and i think O&G is super cool, especially the obstetric part of it. and dealing with pregnant woman simply makes me feel so motherly ahahaha ok ini poyo amat.
O&G isn't my only favourite. i so love neurology! neurology is anything involving the sistem saraf which includes the brain and the spinal cord, simplest example would be Parkinson disease. heard of neuro surgeon, or brain surgeon? sounds soooooo coooool kan? it's a high-status profession that's far beyond the reach of an average man/woman! not to mention, it is one of the most highly paid profession! aaahhh sgt nak jadiii! but to be one is obviously not easy! and of course, after 5 years of doing MBBS, u need to first take up surgery for maybe 3-4 years?(kot) then baru further specialized in neuro surgery which will require some more years of ur life. gilakah? now pun baru 2nd year of MBBS and i'm already 22, kalau nk tunggu jadi neuro surgeon, maybe when i reach 40 years old? erk, nnti tak sempat nk beranak dah menopouse camane??? hahahahaha tapi sgt best kot if i get to poke into somebody's brain and godek2 ohhh soooo cool! but the long course of study to become a neuro surgeon makes me think it's kinda impossible for me to become one. furthermore, neurology is surely really tough and i very much believe there are a lot more mysteries in human brain that has not yet discovered by human.
forensic too has its own place in my heart. i used to watch CSI a lot, maybe that's why. being a forensic person, u need to deal a lot with crime. say if u suspect a foul play in someone's death, it's the job of the forensic people to investigate the nature of death and to trace if there's any foul play. it's like solving a mathematical problem, but this is even more fun than that! hehe
there are a lot more to choose from but i stick to these 3 (gynae/obstetrician, neuro surgeon and forensic person) others too are interesting but i will never specialize in pathology and haematology cuz i never like to deal with microscope-it does a lot of harm to my eyes, and my brain cuz i get dizzy easily just by looking into the microscope! hahaha
i know, there's still a long long way for me to go and it's a little too early to decide which field i want to specialize in later in the future, but there's really nothing wrong to dream but mind u, i'm not dreaming for nothing. i really look forward to become one, especially my 1st choice, to become a gynaecologist/obstetrician. amin. amin. amin. :)
during O&G posting - me and Am