Graduation & Appreciation speech

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I always told myself this:

I do not want to excel amongst the others; I just want to excel within myself.

I can assure you, my sentences tend to be more complicated. Actually it just simply means, we should not compare ourselves with the others, we should just challenge ourselves and be good at it. Isn’t that what life has taught us to do? Remember, what was one of the major challenges when we were just about 1 year old? We took our very first step! They would not have called it the milestones if that was easy. I’m sure every one of us here has no memory of this, even if we try to dig out within amygdala, the so-called storage of our memories. But it does not have to be a memory anymore right? Because in fact it has become a part of us human being, to walk.

 

Learning Medicine is like that. There are so many things to learn in medicine and yet when we try to recall, we manage to remember only very little. We kept asking ourselves, what did I just study? But we may have not realized that in fact, it has become a part of us as well. That is how learning should be.

 

It is true that there are times when we experience something that I would call it the “burnout”. There was this one statement I remembered, they say the stars burnout. Since then I kept asking myself, how do they burnout. So last night I googled and the first statement that came up were “Generally, the more massive the star, the faster it burns up its fuel supply…” There you go guys, we study too much, and we are the stars.

 

Do not be discouraged when going downhill my friends. I still remember when I failed my first exam paper in medicine. But no, that was not the end. Just like people say, we learn from mistakes, we learn from failure. But what if we have given our best? Then we should be proud, because you would shine just like the stars. I think it would be more shameful if we did not have failed to even try. Like I said, excel within yourself, challenge yourselves further and believe me it would be just like when you started off with just a waddling gait and now you are capable of a full sprint.

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#medicineco9; 25th June 2016 @4:30 PM

Let us all go back again to when we were just about 1 year old. Was everything that we learnt, simple word of ‘mama, papa’, the only hardship? No. We would not be able to grow without our first teacher in life, our parents. Like I said, we must not have remembered the memories of our first walk but our parents do. They must have been so proud back then and they must be so proud right now to see their child grow nearer towards a success. Just like when we started to learn how to walk, they supported us well and they are still supporting us now. They are there when we are at our struggles and they were there when we are at our happiness. To them, we are their hopes, we are their stars and we are their dream. And dear beloved parents, we wish to fulfil your hopes and we wish to make your dreams come true.

As we grow older, we need more support. Especially when we just first started Medicine in UBD, it was just like when we were 1 year old and that must be why they called us the first year back then. And now we are in our 3rd year and we keep on growing. Just like how proud our parents must be when we took our first step, our lecturers and doctors here must be proud of us too. They must have that feeling of self-accomplishment as they have seeded us well. They did not just support us all through the years but they have taught us well. They taught us how to walk on your own feet and the tricks of know-how to survive Medicine, just like Dr Tayyab said we must grab the concept, concept, concept, concept!, with concept everything else comes. Although we simply cannot express how much thankful we are to our parents, lecturers and everyone else, but for them, to see us succeed will hopefully be enough to activate their zygomaticus major muscle, in other words they smile.

Thank you parents, doctors and lecturers, we are truly grateful beyond words. Thank you very much.

6:04 PM; 26th June ’16

-Khairulsadekhz & medicineco9

 

We grew apart?

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Another thought in my mind that I would write one about. People or friends that surrounds us today, may not stay around anymore in the future. In short, we grew apart.

Isn’t it frustrating that you feel that you grew apart from the people surrounding you that you used to be close with? Well I would say, isn’t that normal part of life? Lets look it this way, when we were in kindergarten or in primary school, we have few friends that might have attached to us. But when we moved on to secondary school, we have to leave our primary school friends and we get to know some more new friends in secondary school. Then we leave secondary school and enter university and graduate and start a job; all these will make you leave some people behind you while it will not be impossible that a few might still be attached.

In short, people comes and go. Life is like a journey in a train I would say. You got on the train from a stop, then alongside the journey to your next stop, there will be people that would get on the train and there will be people that would get off the train. What we can gather from this is that different individuals would have different goals and journey in their life and the ‘meeting’ of people might have been fated. We moved on with our life to fulfill our goals in life, to commit to our responsibilities and much more.

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We cannot blame for those who leave, and for those who leave they might feel sorry. The same goes to each and everyone of us. It’s all part of life, it’s all beyond our control. Though we do have the choice to choose whether we want to get a special place somewhere in your life for that person. It will all be up to us. There should not be sorrow to this, only happiness and pray for their success. While we moved on with ours

To everyone I have ever known, though we might have missed some episodes in our life, its such a blessing and I am thankful for the memories we ever made and I will cherish them.

9:40 PM; 26th May ’16

-Khairulsadekhz

Patients

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Definitely it has shown so far that being a medical student is a challenge. But this journey itself has keep me motivated.

Last week, I had a one week clinical placement at AMU. Basically I need to complete my clinical skills, do some clerking of cases and most importantly I really want to spend my time to learn and learn. This time I have come to realised that sometimes you need some patience when it comes to talking to patients. They may be talking some points that may not be relevant to you, in the end you become impatience, even at some point ignoring the things they said to you.

BUT, who are we to blame them for it? They are the patients, they are in pain, they are sick, they are worried and they have a story to tell to you. Like I said, this journey itself has keep me motivated. These patients is one of the motivator in this journey. They are sick, they want to know what is wrong with them, they want their pain to be alleviated. They were worried, they need an ear and someone to listen to. They are telling stories, stories that I may not ever experienced in life. Actually there are much more than just taking history and make a diagnosis…

Like how Dr Sartaj from Renal Unit of RIPAS told us medics. Patients have the signs and symptoms. Patients have the diagnosis. Patients are the library. We learn from them. It really is wonderful to be in this journey. We keep on learning every day. We will never grow too old enough to stop to learn.

11:42 PM, 11th March ’16

-Khairulsadekhz