Welcome to the Hospital..!! ( the final )

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Assalamualaikum. Emm happy holidays.. this will be the final part of "Welcome to the Hospital..!!" As soon as you finish read this you can go directly to the hospital.. Oh, not funny.. In this season finalle, I will share about the exam and the important things that you can read in this joyful long spells holidays.. Hopefully you will get a clearer view on how the posting is conducted..

There are 2 types of posting, short posting and long posting.. Short posting as it's name implies is short in duration and not necessarily done in hospital.. The period is about 4 weeks.. One can call it as walk-through posting because it is very easy to pass.. If you fail the post, then you will be the first in USiM history.. Nevertheless, please try to score, because this is the chance to get A- or even A.. You will have to pray a lot to score A in long posting exam.. Oh, if you fail, you will have to re-sit for the exam during the end semester holiday

Now is the important part of all.. Long posting.. This posting is done in both Temerloh and Ampang Hospitals.. The duration is 8-9 weeks.. In the first week, you will be bombarded by lectures.. Then, you will have about 3-4 weeks in either Ampang Hospital or Temerloh hospital.. Then, those from Temerloh will go to Ampang and the other way round.. There will be seminar week too where the students will be presenting any topic related to the posting.. Usually the topics are given earlier for you to prepare.. The final week of the posting, is the examination week.. Let see how the exam is conducted..

Menara Telekom from Glenview Villa, Ampang (17th floor)
This part might be confusing, but as time goes by, you will understand better.. The examination is divided into 2 parts.. The first part is written exam (theory) and the second part is the clinical exam.. Let me tell you about the written exam (theory) first.. The good news is, 40% of your marks come from the log book, seminars, case write up, attendance and attitude. Therefore, the exam only carries 60% of your total mark.. So, be a good student, come early, do case write up properly and present your seminar with style.. At least you already have 30%..

Make a huge step forward to be an excellent doctor

Written exam
Marking system is different from one posting to the other.. Therefore I will only tell about the format, there will be MCQs and OBAs (MCQ paper).. Then for the assays, you will be given a condition / case, then you have to answer it accordingly (PMP paper).. If you read your book or if you use your time to see what the doctors do in hospital, there will be no problem for you to answer it.. I have to warn you that MCQs paper is rarely easy for both surgery and medical posting.. The PMP paper will test your ability to give differential diagnoses with the given patient's presentation.. Never forget about the investigations.. Next is the treatment of choice.. Don't worry about the dosage, you will not be asked about it..

The seniors are always there for help

Clinical exam
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This is the thrilling part.. 3 factors may contribute to your marks.. The patient, the examiner and you yourselves.. If the 3 conditions are good, the probability of passing is higher.. That is why we must always pray and ask Allah to make everything smooth.. The clinical exam comes with 2 parts.. Short case and the long case.. The short case is something similar with what had been taught by the doctors in the clinical lab.. Long case is also the same but you have to ask history to get the diagnosis.. I am not going to touch about the technical aspect here, because it will take one whole week to explain it..

The least mark you can get is 45, but if you are excellent enough you might get 55 which is the highest you can get.. Passing mark is 50.. So for both exam, short case and long case, you must get at least 100 to pass.. If you get 49 or 48, in either one, you must get 51 or 52 respectively in the other exam for you to pass.. But if you get 47 and below, there is no chance for you to pass the exam although you get 55 in the other exam.. 99 is fail, but one might pass the exam if he / she has a very good attitude, comes to the lectures, completed the log book and whatever that resemble him / her as a good student..

Precaution.!! I hope I am not wrong about the rule that I am going to tell you after this.. Because it keeps changing year by year.. Hopefully I am updated about this.. You have 4 long/major posting at year 4.. But you only can afford to fail 1.. If you fail 2, then you have to repeat the whole year again with the juniors.. The good news about the new regulation is, if you fail 1 long posting, you don't have to take supplement at the end of the year as we did.. (new policy to reduce the exam rate) So, remember.! Please pass all the exam.! OR if you want to fail, please fail only 1 long posting.. So, choose which posting you want to fail wisely..

kL from Glenview Villa, Ampang (17th floor)

What to read.?
It is a long holidays, having done everything you want to do, why don't you use the free time to study.. The list given might not complete, but at least you can refresh your pathology and other subjects as well.. Remember 4 things in anatomy > origin, insertion, nerve supply and action.. In clinical years you have to remember 4 things as well.. The Disease properties ( your pathology), History taking and examinations, Investigation and finally Treatment..

Medical posting
  • CVS - Ischaemic heart disease, MI, Heart failure, Hypertension, Congenital heart disease, Valvular heart disease and etc
  • Respiratory system - Pneumonia, Athma, COPD, and etc.
  • CNS - Stroke and Transient ischaemic attack, epilepsy, GBS, and etc.
  • Others - Diabetes Mellitus, Urinary tract infection, thyrotoxicosis and thyroid diseases, Dengue, Malaria, Leptospirosis and etc..
Surgical posting
  • Anatomy - Abdomen (appendix, scrotum, Hasslebach triangle, inguinal canal) Thyroid
  • Conditions - Thyroid and neck swelling, scrotal swelling (hernia, hydrocele), appendicitis, and related problems, skin infection (carbuncle and etc.), increase intracranial pressure (haemorrhage and mass)
  •  Hepatobilliary conditions - This is the most important (66% of the whole surgery)
  • Acute abdomen - GIT obstruction, bleeding peptic ulcer, GIT bleed..
  • Something new - Read x-ray and Co. (MRI and CT), Pre, intra and post operative care (must know), emergency resuscitation and etc.
Work together and make sure everybody success

I think, I will talk no more.. Hope you guys can become a good student doctor and be an excellent doctor in the future.. Remember..! we are nowhere without Islam.. Assalamualaikum
4 Responses
  1. husna barakah Says:

    na click button 'like' thumb up (kalo ade la) :)

  2. Dd4 Says:

    Assalamualaikum. Emm huhu.. xpe, xyah like2 bace je.. pastu, study ye.. super star must keep up your performance.. bole tolong yg laen nnt

  3. Ndea Anuar Says:

    Long and short posting? I thought we called it Major & Minor Postings? Hehe

    Anyway.. Inilah blog senior contoh... good job =D

  4. Anonymous Says:

    THANKS my senior 4 sharing all those things...hopefully,i'll help us...really2 appreciate what you have done..thanks again..(junior 4th year to be)