Wednesday, June 20, 2007


I've just received an admission letter from AIMST, the university i applied for a few days ago.

Admission letter from AIMST.


Well, it is stated there that i have been accepted into the university for the next MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery) intake!



Won't be suprised if some of you will think like..

Ermmm... BUTTTTT it's like.

Chong Sian becoming a doctor?? Dak mou (can anot in cantonese)!?

Errrr... I can't actually answer you right now. But, We'll see about it 5 years later. X]

Probably this won't happen. I guess.


From what i understand in the world of medicine, i would say that it's not difficult of becoming a medical practitioner but near to impossible to become a GOOD doctor.

Why do i say that?

There you go..


A: attentive (to patient's needs), analytical (of self), authoritative, accommodating, adviser, approachable, assuring
B: balanced, believer, bold (yet soft), brave
C: caring, concerned, competent, compassionate, confident, creative, communicative, calm, comforter, conscientious, compliant, cooperative, cultivated
D: detective (a good doctor is like a good detective), a good discussion partner, decisive, delicate (don't play "God")
E: ethical, empathy, effective, efficient, enduring, energetic, enthusiastic
F: friendly, faithful to his or her patients, flexible
G: a "good person," gracious
H: a "human being," honest, humorous, humanistic, humble, hopeful
I: intellectual, investigative, impartial, informative
J: wise in judgment, jovial, just
K: knowledgeable, kind
L: learner, good listener, loyal
M: mature, modest
N: noble, nurturing
O: open minded, open hearted, optimistic, objective, observant
P: professional, passionate, patient, positive, persuasive, philosopher
Q: qualified, questions self (thoughts, beliefs, decisions, and actions)
R: realistic, respectful (of autonomy), responsible, reliever (of pain and anxiety), reassuring
S: sensitive, selfless, scholarly, skilful, speaker, sympathetic
T: trustworthy, a great thinker (especially lateral thinking), teacher, thorough, thoughtful
U: understanding, unequivocal, up to date (with literature)
V: vigilant, veracious
W: warm, wise, watchful, willingness to listen, learn, and experiment
Y: yearning, yielding
Z: zestful.

Well, told ya.


Basically in Malaysia, the it's not easy to become a specialist (compared to UK).

Upon graduation of the MBBS degree which takes about 5 years, it is compulsory for all medical graduates to undergo 1 year of housemanship. Being a housemen is like becoming a trainee doctor in the hospitals where you help doctors and nurses to carry on their medical procedures.

After the housemanship, they will be promoted to the post of Medical Officer, which runs the duty as a qualified doctor. As taken from the Medical Law of Malaysia, it is compulsory for all newly promoted Medical Officers to serve the government for 3 years.

Right after the 3 years service, those who are interested in continuing their studies in Medicine will have to take on postgraduate studies which takes another 3 to 4 years to complete. At the same time, they serve under the supervision of Consultant Specialist in the hospitals for 2 to 3 years.

Sub specialisation in any fields will take another 2 to 3 years.

So, lets do some simple calculation here..

19 + 5 + 1 + 3 + 4 + 4 = 36


Man.. After completing everything, i will already be like.. 36 years old!!

Sigh.. bear with it nia.

What to do, its a noble proffesion what.


This will probably be how i look like after my Master Degree.

After my phD perhaps? =.=


As for those who are also considering a career in medicine, i will say that you will be having a long journey ahead but there will be great satisfaction as you will make a difference in someone's life.


Dr. Ng Signing off. X]

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