When I grow up.. I wannabe a Dr.

Five guys. Malaysians. Once medical students. Once stuck in a house in Summerstown Cork. NOW all Doctors, going separate ways. What will they be up to?? ish macam macam.....

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Thursday, November 27

Paediatrics: part 2

cakap-cakap ilman aiman

unlike most of my colleagues who are fascinated by the joy & wonders of treating children, i have a different perspective. and i have my reasons. paediatrics could be fun, when ur dealing with a well behaved child, but the difficult ones can be a pain when they choose not to oblige. and i don't mean that in a bad way. i'm just stating a reality check here. doing it as part of a 6 week rotation... i don't mind. but in the long run, as a lifetime career, pediatrics is just not my cup of tea. and often enough, we hear the phrase of children are not merely small adults, they are more than that. and that is true... and when ur treating the children, ur dealing with the family as a whole. i don't mind the anxious parents. they are the least of my concern but it is the children themselves that drives me up the wall !!

and i'm very vocal about this. the other day while we're discussing about a similar topic, i bluntly uttered it out to my partner that i don't think i want to be a peadiatrician. and the look on her face says it all... and i may be outnumbered here. as far as i know, i'm the only one who doesn't love paeds while doing it. and it's kind of baffling as well since i have the best setting. the paediatric wards here are spectacular. the physicians are great, while the staff & nurses are decent too. but, despite all of these, my heart is just not in it. and for that matter, i honestly think that it all boils down to ur own preference, a choice that is yet to be decided. paeds is a colourful field no doubt about that. it can be fun, amusing and entertaining if u want to see it that way but unfortunately i don't share the same view.

but having said that, i must say that sometimes it can be heartbreaking to see some these children who have to endure an ongoing chronic illness that is life altering. they are the ones that break me, making me feel embarass of the fact that i whine so much when there are a lot of things to be thankful for. they humbled me. sigh...



-ilman aiman-
@ limerick

11 kritikus:

maestronine said...

i bet you are not alone.. sure ade je yg letak paeds down at the bottom.. cume x ckp je.. probably die xde blog kan n xde channel to express his/her view..

hixoom said...

aiman...ramai la org tak suke paeds.. tak termasuk saya la tapi..i am 80% on shahied side..hehehe..
but hey..kalo semua orang suka bende yg sama..the world wouldnt be colourful kan??

maestronine said...

tapi hix(br)oom black and white pn cantik jgk.. owh n ko x Q pn kt paeds mase career seminar tu..

ilman aiman said...

ramai yg x suke paeds... hmmm, but nik ur not one of them kan?? so does this mean that i won't have ur back when i get stuck @ need a helping hand on my surgery later on?? *wink*

ilman aiman said...

ko 20% jer side dgn aku hixoom.. huhu =(

hixoom said...

nik...aritu ramai sgt kat booth paeds..ni mesti sbb declan ada kat situ..cuba letak dr mck..mesti x de sape nak gi.....

Wahidah said...

well not all people lurve paeds...n not all people can be a paediatrician...what ever is it...good luck with ur paeds rotation kay...

ameen said...

aku suka budak2
kalau boleh aku nak picit2 pipi derang
tapi paeds? hmmm
aku prefer field lain...kot

ilman aiman said...

kan ameen kan, it's up to us now. we're not doctors. we're surgeons.. kekeke

maestronine said...

surgeons are doctors jgk.. and there's a subspecialty of paediatric surgeon kalau ko nk consider.. hehehe..

Wahidah said...

surgeons?? with all scapel..hehehe..tp surgeons masyuk gk income..:)