Alhamdulillah! (All praise be to Allah!) After the loooong wait, the list of admitted applicants who passed the rigorous application process in UPCM is now up! We now have the initial list of LU3 students (1st year Medicine Proper) for the school year …
It was a cold night after my sister’s wedding in Sulu. I have to catch the last trip to Zamboanga even though I failed to buy my own ticket (the vessel was already fully booked the day before!) This was not new to me, racing with time, catching trips, …
Assalamu Alaykum!For the 12th week of the year 2015, here are the things that happened:The Exam last Wednesday was O-kay, I think. Well it was not that easy, there were essay questions that requires some knowledge of the subject matter. We were provide…
|Going to Singalong all in one Jeepney ride!|
|Meet and greet with Dr. Raduvan (not Dra. Duvan! haha) at Fabella Health Center|
|Scouting the Estero de Paco that separates Brgy 734 from Brgy. 736 (our barangay)|
|Seems things are pretty peaceful here.|
“The LOs are the ‘matured one for the entire rotation’. Like, they are forced to be matured for that short duration of time: always the one to start the discussion, check the attendance, get all the papers, encourage the students to be early, etc. And then that ‘maturity’ will be passed on to the next LO in the next rotation.”
Meeting with Health workers and Barangay Kagawads: Briefing before going to ocular visits in the community
|The Secret Ingredients|
|The Kitchen utensils: recycled and used wisely|
|The end products: Ginger linement, Oregano Cough Syrup, and Makabuhay ointment|
|Excuse my usual disheveled hairdo.
These guys are my awesome forever mates.
That Red Velvet cupcake was ~awesomely delicious!~
|The colorful walls in the OPD-Pediatrics
There are more better photos of Disney Princess somewhere.
|Free chocolates during the lecture on Complementary Feeding!
Hooray! (we have to stay awake in return though ahaha)
We talked about Malnutrition while feeding ourselves with these.
|The Forever-mates with Dr. Moral
Photo grabbed from Karl 🙂
|The Paintings by kids with autism are in the background.
We were just looking at this map (not made by the children LOL) haha.
|Pose pose! (bought some awesome tasting cookies!)|
|Gayyah’s Pagkaunan Halal restaurant 🙂
It’s in Del Pilar Street near Pedro Gil side and
just in front of the Musallah in Mabini.
Below left: Tiyula’ itum, Below right: Their Budget meal.
(Photo from Buddy Denzy 🙂
|Yeah, it’s them again. We are not “Forever-mates” for nothing huh?
They really loved the foods by the way! ^_^
(Though most of what we ordered were
actually Non-Tausug foods! LOL)
Photo grabbed from Karl 🙂
|A sample of the UPCM Application form|
ALL THESE DOCUMENTS MUST BE SUBMITTED IN A LONG BROWN ENVELOPE WITH YOUR NAME PRINTED AT THE BACK.
UP College of Medicine
547 Pedro Gil St., Ermita, Manila
Telefax: 536-1368 you may visit our website
Assalamu Alaykum! (Peace be upon you all!)The second week as an ICC student in the Department of Pediatrics just ended with a rather “incomplete” sets of days in a week. We had special non-working, no-classes holidays the past 2 weeks that reduced our …
It’s up to you if you will buy the book or just get an electronic copy (it’s illegal, isn’t it?). I don’t have the book, so yeah, you already know what I have. You really don’t have to read the book cover to cover (no one have ever done that I am pretty sure). According to the orientation slides I have read, we will only focus on the top 10 Ambulatory Morbidities in the PGH for Pediatrics. On what those are, we will still find out along the way. There will be a lot of Patient preceptorials and SGD’s right after that. So, it is pretty wise to have an electronic copy to sneak in and read some basic concepts on your case while waiting for your preceptor to arrive.
The original book costs around P5,000+ but you can buy it in a cheaper price in Recto (I found one arounf P4100) or in any of the fraternity/sorority book-sales.
|The “Red Book”
Published by the Philippine Pediatric Society
I have not read all the contents yet. Just scanned through them and I find it very useful because for once all the necessary charts and graphs I have been worried about are attached in the booklet! ^_^ Happiness! I mean, I no longer need to print a separate copy of them all.
|Colored growth charts for girls|
|Childhood Immunzation schedule|
|Preventive Pediatric Healthcare recommendations|
|And look! The book also comes with this Visual Acuity chart for kids 🙂
Wonder if I will be able to use this though
|My ICC Pouch ^_^ with a touch of Tausug Piys|
|My ICC Stash. Sorry it’s always messy.|
And with the special performance from these two:
|My new Pediatric Stethoscope ^_^|
Finally I can use this Pedia Steth my beloved sister gave me 😀 Thanks Inn!
Personal Note: Ahmad, there are a lot of children in Pandami and Siasi and even Jolo who never really had seen any doctors in their whole lives! So you really have to learn a lot from your short stay here so that you can at least give them something in terms of service. And you love kids don’t you? Plus, this rotation will surely be important in your training if you plan on applying for an Off-campus Elective in Pediatrics in Zamboanga (or Sulu). Just do your best. And stop slacking around!
Assalamu Alaykum! (Peace be upon you all!)No, this is not about my first born son. We are still way too early for that! haha. This is about the first baby boy I delivered (or helped or assisted in delivery) during our 24-hour duty at the Labor Room-Del…
Assalamu Alaykum (Peace be upon you all!)Our one-month rotation with the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology for our ICC Training (OBGYN 250) finally ended today. It was indeed a wonderful experience, that 30-day madness trying to remember all thos…
|My ICC stuffs (sorry for the quality, just used my phone here)|
1) Your own Stethoscope — No need to explain why. You just don’t become a third year medical student without your own stethoscope
2) Aneroid Sphygmomanometer — (we call it “BP App”) Others prefer the digital one. Either way, it is important to have one anytime you go o duty. Just be sure you really know how to use them 🙂 If you are still not sure, better train with your classmates first. Or here’s a tip: ask your patient what’s their last BP before, with that you know where you are supposed to here the Korotkoffs 😉
3) Calculator — You will be asked to do a lot of computations: BMI, Expected Fetal weight, etc. If you are not a math whiz, better bring a calculator where ever you go. Keep it handy (not too big, you are not an accountant! And not too small that you have to use some ultra thin fiber to press on a single number!) These guys are also very helpful during exams.
4) Medical Tapes! (Micropore™) — You can’t live in the wards without these! There are expensive ones (P130) and some fake cheap ones (P35) in Bambang. Buy as much as you can. You will eventually see how handy these things are: from taping IV Canulas to labeling your stuffs to even repairing ripped off papers, Micropores will sooner be your favorite thing in the world! (at least in medschool)
5) Measuring Tapes — Ever wonder when is the time that you will use those freebies that your seniors gave you during your freshie days? Well, this is it! Those handy, pull-and-tuck tape measures will surely be put to use in most rotations as OB, Pedia, Orthopedics, even in Ophthalmology!
6) Clipboard! — Same as above, you know you need them.
7) Paper and Pens — Oh come on! don’t tell me I have to explain this one?
1) Thermometer — for the constant monitoring duties. We have digital thermometers now (P50-P75) in Bambang.
2) Penlight — After your Neuro and Ophtha rotation, you are supposed to have your own penlight. But you can always borrow if you forgot to bring them 🙂
3) Neuro Hammer — Don’t forget to bring this one during ROR (Rhemua-Ortho-Rehab), Neuro and even in IM rotations.
4) Tourniquet — You will be asked to extract some blood for laboratories, or insert an IV Canula, or “line” the patient, and a tourniquet is an essential item for that. Yes, you can use your latex gloves if there are really none of these around. But I say it’s better to have one, it’s pretty cheap anyway (P15-20), and makes you look like an IV-lining expert.
5) Pulse Oxymeter — Not really required and it’s kinda expensive. But if you are pretty rich and you feel lazy counting those pulses by the clock, then perhaps this item is for you.
6) Handy Dsinfectants — Be it a 70% solution of Isopropyl Alcohol or a lemon-scented Alcogel, it’s up to you. If not, you can still find a lot of alcohols scattered around the hospital wards (you see them on their alcohol holders attached to the walls). And I am sure there is at least one of your classmates who have one hehe.
NOT REALLY REQUIRED (You can borrow from your friends in other year levels)
- Ophthalmoscope –during Ophtha rotation, you will be expected to have at least 2 students sharing one Ophthalmoscope. It’s a good investment if you are really planning to proceed to Ophtha.
- Otoscope — usually comes with the Ophthalmoscope. For ORL duties.
Assalamu Alaykum! (Peace be upon you all!)This is a fast post on my daily adventure in the Philippine General Hospital (PGH) as an ICC (3rd year) student. I may not may not edit this depends on the free time I might have. Contrary to what most medical …
==this is done by a non-professional blogger, so expect a lot of typo and grammar errors :D==
|The Class 2017 on their first day as LU5 students 🙂 @ Buenafe Hall, UPCM. Photo (c) Meggie Monzon|
Rule #1: Smile
Rule # 2: Be confident but not arrogant
Rule # 4: Know yourself, in and out
Rule # 5: Know why you want to be a Doctor.
Rule # 6: Pray. Pray. Pray.
“Bismillahir rahmaanir rahiym. Rabbiy Ishrahliy Sadriy, wa yassirliy amriy, wahlul ukdatam millisaaniy, yafqahuwna, qawliy.
Bismillahir rahmaanir rahiym. Rabbiy zidniy ilman, warzukniy fahman. Subhanaka laa ilma lana illa ma ‘allamtanaa, innaka antal aliymul hakiym.”
BismillahMedschool had taught me a lot of things in life. Maybe some I learned listening to hours of lectures and Clinico-Pathologic Case presentations; some I gnawed through sleepless nights from pages of books and transcriptions reading, trying as mu…
Assalamu Alaykum.It’s been a while since I last shared about life in Med-school… hope I could catch up with my schedule and write some of them here as the end of the year draws near… Aside from Fridays being my favorite day, there is yet anot…
This year’s 8th Medical Student Summit or MSS was held last Nov 23-24 at University of Santo Tomas (UST) in Manila. Various sessions and plenaries about the “Victories of Philippine Medicine” were held and other events as Med Quiz Bowl, Social’s night …
Bismillah.It’s already July, and since the first day of classes this year, I am still amazed as how fast things are going on in my almost-messy-unorganized days as an LU4 (Learning Unit 4 or 2nd year Med) student here in UPCM. Since the past two months…
|the Island of Siasi with Bud Siasi on the background|
|The Siasi Rural health unit|
For one week, Alhamdulillah, I learned a lot of things that I never learned in the classroom. I was able to interact with the locals and learned directly from them what are the dominating concerns they have on their health. They were also eager to share what they know about diseases and medicine (especially traditional medicine) that I myself is fully unaware of. I visited the RHU everyday and see how the health workers do their job of serving the people. Through the FGDs (Focus-Group discussions) with the health workers and the community as well, I learned about the problems they face and how they try to solve and manage them. I was also fortunate to join one of the RHU and IPHO’s monthly community visits to Laminusa Island for the Malaria awareness program, where I observed and learned how hard it is to deliver health services in far-flung islands like Laminusa. Yes, the immersion lasted only for seven days, but what I learned in those seven days I spent in Siasi was worth more than a lifetime of my future career as a practicing physician someday: a doctor for the poor people in our community, for the Ummah, in shaa Allah!
“The most important thing in serving the community is finding yourself LOVING what you are doing, putting your HEART in everything that you plan and do; all for the benefit of not just one person but the many… And always keeping in mind the VIPs in your profession: your patients who need you most…”
|Me and my future boss: Dr. Imlan|
|Interviewing some locals|
|The Task force Laminusa: Siasi-RHU Team, IPHO-Malaria awareness team, some volunteers and me during the Community visit to Laminusa island.|
|On our way to Laminusa island, Siasi.|
|Listening to locals during the FGD with Community
on health behaviors and health-seeking pattern.
I am deeply thankful to our dean, Dr. Mejia, to my Adviser Dr. Abdullah, to the RPC and RSO family for properly preparing us before going out into the field, to my field preceptor Dr. Imlan, to Maam Nahla, To Maam Rose, to Hji. Satta Sampang for helping me in meeting the LGUs, to all of the Siasi-RHU Staff, to the Barangay kagawads and barangay health officers who helped me out, to my relatives in the community (hehe) and to all the locals in North Laud Siasi who welcomed me as a new member of their community (even just for a while) and for all the things that I learned in my one-week stay in Siasi.
|The letter I received carrying the Good news Alhamdulillah.|
|The Class 2017|
Laung sin consultant namu’ ha 2nd Ward Work namu’ ha Neuro (amun hammis nakalabay yaun)
“If you have a very good history of the patient’s illness, you can already have a good diagnosis…”
Bismillah.Yari aku naghihinang sin paper works namu’ para ha first Ward Works namu’ ha OS202: Clinical Neurology. Natali’ ku sumulat-sulat na sambil hawpu’ suysuy ha pasalan sin first ward work ko ha Philippine General Hospital…Hambuuk ha manga maray…