My Dermatology exam is in a couple of days. It’s my first exam in this semester when my peers from other groups have already finished three exams and they enjoy spring as it is. Damn you higher ups! It’s been a very good and long spring weekend, from Thursday till Sunday, but all I’ve gotta do is study for the damn exam. Damn you higher ups!
I had to borrow dermatology notes from a very diligent and highly-respected senior. It’s always been like that. If not senior’s, I had to borrow from my colleagues. I am not able to document lecture notes by myself. It’s entirely my fault, me is not going to blame anyone else. I have this mindset that if the lecturer can’t even speak proper English, then I could not trust him/her to give medical lectures (me also cannot giving lectures bcoz my English is always not the properly). My peers are very genius they can understand the lectures, me is a dumb medical student!
Plus, I really can’t stand the lectures here. They are very unorganized and unstructured and always not enough. The only structured and organized notes are written by fellow medical students here, thus the credits. Damn you higher ups!
Ngengenge now my week in review:
- Nizhniy Games Spring Carnival was a success thanks to me first and organizers second! Ngenge kidding! But who could beat me – the big time spender – at the Spring Carnival? I bet no one! Whatever it is, Nizhnians totally did excellent jobs in making the carnavale a success. The food was exceptional despite the cold spring breeze. I was thinking of promoting some of the food in my blog, but since no one offered me discount, so…
- Family Day organized by PPIM was a success too, a very nice annual activity. The recreational park with the magnificent “unpolluted” lake, majestic view on a very fine and warm spring day. With all the games and food and stuffs – they were all exceptional. But what wasn’t fine? It’s gotta be the “boss” (ngenge), and the fact I spent more than 6 hours for recreation instead of Dermatology.
- Dermatology is the hardest subject in medicine. I could not understand a jack of what the teacher says! And I have the feeling the teacher is already fed up with me, so I won’t be so hopeful during exam ngenge.
- Somewhere along the week in dermato class, there was a consultation with some kids with some fungal scalp problems. The kid is a genius she knew the name of medicine that us med students didn’t know (perhaps everybody else knows, me is dumb medical student). My point here is; the patients in Russia are very educated. They know what’s wrong with them and they know their meds very well. That kind of phenomenon is not usually seen in Malaysia. Patients are not well educated about disease and meds. To enhance patient’s compliance, patient education is very essential. When I was in ER waiting room in private hospital 2 years ago in my suspicion of appendicitis (clearly it wasn’t), the doc spoke very unclearly on what’s wrong with me and he prescribed some meds that I never need. So, patient education is very essential. As AMANI said in one of her entries; some pakciks in Malaysia simply said “Saya makan pil warna kuning ada tulis KK kat tengah!” Gaaa! Some meds are given out without names on them! Not good. Not good.