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Despair in Residency Training

Posted by Timothy on February 26, 2019 at 8:40 PM Comments comments (0)
I am currently a surgical resident at the most toxic hospital in Bicol. Where patients are numerous and tasks are basically unlimited. Different demands from different bosses. So far from the ideal training everyone is thinking about. In a nutshell you work most of your days. With scarcity of sleep and it being a privilege. Rest day is a privelege. I want to learn, I want to study. And love it while Im doing it. Now I feel like a robot, only an item to keep the hospital going. They say maybe I c... Read Full Post »

My experience being a PGH Medical Intern

Posted by Timothy on July 8, 2016 at 2:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Oh yes, Its been a while. Many things happened. I was accepted in UP-PGH for a year long internship. And its finally over (Thank God hehe). Basing on my experiences I can say that my work in PGH is a hybrid of a clerk, a resident, and a manong and those work not in the job description of others.

A clerk- Yes, we still do monitoring and different procedures like blood extractions, catheter placements...

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Welcome To My Whiteboard :)

Posted by Timothy on January 14, 2015 at 7:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Our life is like a whiteboard written and drawn of with different people. Some may just be written for a while but becomes an important note to our present. Some may be there a while longer to become a constant reminder of our endeavors. A few are permanently etched that neither becomes a fragment or relic of our memory, but becomes a principal key of our well being... a continuous memento on becoming a better person.

The significan...

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In illness and in health. Till death do us part.

Posted by Timothy on June 21, 2014 at 2:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Im on m duty inside the Intensive Care Unit. I have been monitoring this patient for 3 days. A 36 year old female who had Intracranial hemorrhage and now in coma (GCS 3). Her husband stood beside her holding her arms tightly. This picture was taken on her 37th birthday. This is what marriage is. This image reflects a true love in real life. Keeping each others oath and promises. Never letting go, never giving up.

Reflection: A Visit to Manila Boys Home and Girls Home

Posted by Timothy on April 10, 2014 at 8:55 AM Comments comments (0)

The Manila Boys town is an orphanage for the homeless, abandoned, forgotten, and voluntarily surrendered children. We conducted our agency visit today and by just being there reminds me of how very fortunate and honored I am. Very fortunate because I grew in a household that fulfilled my hierarchy of needs from physiological to self-esteem needs. I am honored because I am studying medicine wherein not anyone are privileged to take. Seeing them smile becau...

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My Vacation and the Impending Internship

Posted by Timothy on March 17, 2014 at 5:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Im on my last year of studying medicine, the Junior Internship. I am really happy I made it to this point. However, this stage means that there will be less vacation for me. 

Our internship begins next month. We were given 1 month at most to enjoy our vacation prior. I got back with my family my close friends and even made new ones.

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One semester left before Junior internship

Posted by Timothy on September 19, 2013 at 4:25 AM Comments comments (1)

I will now enter the 2nd semester of 3rd year Med. I had difficulty passing some subjects on the first semester but thank God I made it. It gets harder and harder. Things become more complicated and difficult to understand. But I feel satisfaction everytime I correlate different ideas.

It pains me to think that some of my close friends got delayed. Failing in some subjects is common in Medicine but this is one of the "most common" things in medlife that is very hard to accept. Every fai...

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We fought for the V-neck

Posted by Timothy on April 4, 2013 at 8:25 AM Comments comments (3)

V-neck signifies that you made through the first two years of medicine. It is the uniform rightfully worn by third year medical students who are almost in the pinnacle of their academic journey on becoming a physician.

Second year med is a lot harder than first year. When I was a freshman I rarely stay up late. But in 2nd year I learned what it literally feels like to be sleepless. Evens...

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Things I learned after finishing my first year in MedSchool

Posted by Timothy on April 5, 2012 at 12:30 PM Comments comments (1)

Thank God for I got through the first year of med school. It is not a walk in a park to complete all the units before reaching second year. I am blessed with good friends and people who inspire me to pursue my dream. Without them everything I do would be meaningless and out of place.

So hows first year? All I can say is from the first day and last day of being a first year student, every single d...

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gelDkabs band. A Medical student band.

Posted by Timothy on December 8, 2011 at 4:20 AM Comments comments (0)

There are many ways to unwind and for a moment relieve the stress from medschool. Our way is to Rock and Roll! We recently formed a band within our own class. We are the gelDkabs band. Rockin our way out of stress.

This video was taken during our practice. We did a soundcheck first before play...

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