Hepatobiliary surgery team HUKM hierarchy as of 22nd July 2008:
Clinical Consultant: Professor Razman (the big boss)
Clinical Specialist: Mr. Hairol
Senior registrars: Dr. Ngoo & Dr. Zairul
Registrars: Dr. Johann, Dr. Salleh, & Dr. Muhamad (international postgraduate from Somalia)
Medical Officers: Dr. Faezan, Dr. Noraini, Dr. Rizal
House Officers: Dr. Hidayah, Dr. Salwani, Dr. Hasmah
Medical Student: EFENEM
Ngenge me is in the lowest hierarchy. But the team is complete from the top the to bottom. With the ward rounds, the teaching conferences, the clinics, the scopes, the operations and the makan-makan.
My first meeting with them I had to convince everyone that I am not Chinese and I don’t speak any Chinese language/dialects. Not to mention millions of Chinese patients askin’ me stuffs. Even one doctor asked me if I have a Chinese name (the next person asks me if I’m chinese, I’m gonna say my name Faiz Wong and I am an exotic Mongolian ngenge).
According to my personal limited survey, they say being in surgical team is much happier than in medical team. In surgery, the top ones always take care of the lower ones in the hierarchy. And only 5 on-calls a month. I love the idea of a surgical team because it is a lot similar to the super cool BLEACH 13 squads; the captain, the lieutenant, 3rd seat officers etc.
The other teams in General Surgery like Breast & Endocrine, Upper GI & Minimally Invasive Surgery, Colorectal, and Vascular coordinate very well with Hepatobiliary. But if they get a chance to blast each other, why not? Ngenge…. For example, yesterday I saw Colorectal team got blasted because they didn’t prepare anything for census and M&M.
In medical, you are on your own. There’s no thing such as a team (okay, maybe there is, I’m just exaggerating!). Even if there is, it’s only a ward team. If you get blasted during ward rounds, who cares? Your superiors most likely will not come to your defense. On-calls up to nine in a month. So the same for O&G (only much worse)…
See how happy these hepatobiliary people are posing in front of my new Nokia E71 after breakfast in kedai mamak outside the compounds of HUKM… From left: Dr. Johann (girls love him!), Dr. Zairul (Super senior MRSM Taiping SPM’95), Dr. Faezan, Prof. Razman (big boss), Dr.Ngoo, Dr. Muhamad, Dr. Rizal (super senior MRSM Taiping SPM’97).
For some reason I am not in the photo because I am photophobic…. ngenge.
Notice two of my super seniors of MRSM Taiping are in this very fine team. That reminds me, should I go for the reunion MRSM Taiping this weekend? Minyok mahal… Bayar package pun mahal… Penginapan xsure camne😦
Probably most of you are already bored with laparoscopic cholecystectomy, but that’s all I did this week – watching cholecystectomy, a supposedly easy surgery, but even senior registrars (the 3rd rank of the hierarchy) have a hard time getting the correct angles to clip and cut the gallbladder… They are about 7-10 years post-graduation😦
But when I look at the happy anesthetist gets to sleep, reads his novel, chit chat and flirts during surgery, I think I wanna be an anesthetist!
Ngenge. It’s been a fine week with a fine team. When I look back at the hierarchy, I wonder how many years does every doctor in Malaysia need to climb to the top? Very very long indeed! Ngehhh… one thing at a time!
Oh yeah last Friday makan2 with PPIM at Restoran Nelayan in Titiwangsa. Me has not received any pic yet. It’s been a makan2 week but no one says I’m fat ngenge…🙂
P/S: Tahniah kepada yang berjaya membaca coretan mengarut efenem sampai ke sini. Anda memang boleh bertahan dengan efenem yerk… hebat2!