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Tuesday, August 02, 2011


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Hi This is the first time I'm reading your blog, found it via 'doctor's blog'.And I love this particular post of yours .It is very honest and true to the core. Those who are pursuing this career should read this...Thanks for writing up this post ..
P/s:love your 'last piece of advice' too.

Fadzlishah Johanabas

Heyya. Thanks for stopping by. Can't believe people actually read the whole post; it's long-ish.


So. How can I force U.S. doctors to read this post? Especially the bit about asking the nurses if they are frightened and don't know what to do? ;) Keep this up and they'll ask you to give commencement addresses.

Fadzlishah Johanabas

It's true. The ward sister taught me how to insert a subclavian central line. I still ask the nurses about antibiotic dosage. And if they're worried about the patients, I listen. After all, they're the ones who spend time with the patients.

I don't know how I would've survived labor room posting if it weren't for the midwives.

And my Neurosurgery nurses back in HKL? They rock.


wow. this is awesome. I have a lot of doctor friends and I could not imagine what they went through during their houseman year, on-calls, post-calls, and whatnots. you gave a good insight of what being a doctor in malaysia is like.

may I share this on my Facebook?

Fadzlishah Johanabas

My writings are meant to be shared .

Thanks for spreading the .

Aida Adnan

Hi Fadz
Great stuff and timely since we are still in a dilemma whether to allow Dini (my eldest who is sitting for her SPM this year) to pursue her childhood dream of becoming a doctor. I will definitely share your thoughts with her. Thanks again,

Aunty Aida
(Mama's friend)

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