Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Malu alah tanda seseorang itu bekerja kerana manusia.
Manusia takkan sempurna,
adakalanya dia tersilap langkah.
Adakalanya dia merasa lemah dengan ujian.
Sampai satu tahap mungkin dia memberhentikan langkah.
itu UJIAN,TARBIAH ALLAH untuknya.
Kemudian,dalam fatrah itu,
akan timbul perasaan MALU untuk memulakan langkah baru.
Itulah MALU ALAH.Kerana risau,takut diperkatakan orang,mengira pandangan manusia ,menyebabkan dia kaku sendiri.
Namun,andaikata dia FAHAM dia bekerja kerana ALLAH,
Malu diketepikan.Dia akan TERUS kedepan meneruskan langkah.
'sesungguhnya TARBIAH Allah Maha Halus buat hamba-hambaNYA
KEKUATAN & KEJAYAAN atau KELEMAHAN & KEGAGALAN
silih berganti,namun yang penting samaada manusia itu berjaya dalam PENCARIAN- REDHANYA atau tidak'
-BE FREE-Merdekakan dirimu dari pandangan manusia~
Monday, December 17, 2012
Apa yang kita suka bualkan? Apa yang kita suka fikirkan? Apa yang kita suka lihat? Apa yang suka kita dengar? Apa yang suka kita tulis? Apa yang kita cinta dan benci?
Maka 'HATI' kita akan menjadi seperti apa yang kita lakukan...
-perkongsian dari ukhti Durrah
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
IM experience of Nabilah Hisham CUCMS 0809
Internal med was my favourite posting :) It was to my benefit that it was my last posting so I was quite accustomed to being in third year and had (sort of) accumulated enough basic knowledge, clinical skills, etc. Because it's your first posting, you might find it a bit overwhelming at first, the workload is definitely much heavier than other postings and your days are spent mostly in the wards and/or at night classes. But be optimistic and enthusiastic and you'll have loads of fun cause im is on of those postings where every day brings new experiences (or diseases) for you to learn from. And the lecturers are the best part! They're the most helpful, passionate bunch you'll ever meet. Smue comel2 and baik2 belaka. :)). And most importantly, always doa for a smooth ride and for God to make things enjoyable , and for you to be able to learn as much as possible from your experiences.
I'll stop babbling and start with the list :p, here goes:
- Kumar and Clark Clinical Medicine
This can be your main reference book. They also have the app version, so you don't necessarily have to buy it. If you like to read, then this book helps a lot as they give quite detailed explanation about most things. But if you're not much of a reader, then it's totally fine not to buy the book, in my opinion. What you can do is to get it from the library when you need it, or borrow from your friends/seniors.
2. Oxford Handbook of Clincine
This is is quite wajib. Some ppl go through int.med just reading this book, and if you can actually do that, you do acquire quite a wealth of info. Most times, you dont have the time to read K & C, so this book helps a lot. Tip: try opening random pages everyday and reading up on the topic you land on. You'll find internal med less daunting and at the same time you're adding on to your im knowledge bit by bit :)
3. Medicine Recall (James Bergin, Lipincott Williams)
You'll never be able to know everything about IM, and you'll find yourself adding more and more to the list of things you don't know each day so having a book like this is good. It asks the important must-know questions and is good for 'sparring' with your mates. It helps covers the holes you might have in your basic sciences knowledge.
4. Xpress Revision in Short Cases (Chew Nee Kong, UM Publications)
I don't advise ppl to use this as a studying tool, because I think it's better if you read up properly on the diseases first. But it's awesome for revision's sake and to get a better clinical outline of the topic. Helps a lot especially when preparing for case presentations or before clinical exams. UM publications has loads of awesome books, so kalau ade mase pegi um bookstore kat ppum do check out the other books they have there.
5. Formulating the Diagnosis: 40 Clinical Pathological Exercises (Dr. TJ Danaraj, UM Publications)
This book pun best. It has full case presentation (history,exam,clinical dx,pathological description,dx) abt a patient and you then have to answer a few MCQ questions. Mine is my dad's so it's a 1993 version, you might be able to find a newer version now.
6. Case Files: Medicine
They have this one for every topic/specialty and i'm a big fan. It's like the book I used mase pro exam disc. Good for revision, kalau malas nak bace buku besar, just read this book. It covers most topics quite extensively.
7. Color Atlas of Clinical Medicine (Charles D. Forbes, Mosby Publications)
They have the big book versions, but im referring to the pocketbook version which is full of clinical pictures. Really good book, you familiarise yourself with the pics and it helps a lot when you are in the wards. Go through a few pages a day before you sleep..hehe:). Also, prof latiff likes to give a mid-sem exam which is done ospe-style. This book helped me score because he used many pictures that were similar to the ones in the book.
8. Book of Causes
This is a thin black pocketbook which just lists down the causes of numerous things (clubbing, increased tactile vocal fremitus, increased psa, palmar erythema,etc). Helps when you want to think of differential diagnoses. Im sorry I can't remember the author or publisher, but the Kamal Bookstore dudes are would know if you were to mention it. :)
Saturday, July 30, 2011
Saturday, July 23, 2011
An experience shared by Nabilah Hisham (A senior of mine in CUCMS)
Surgery is an awesome posting and in terms of the stuff you study during this posting, they're quite easy. Everything is quite direct and once you get the idea, you won't have to read up on the diseases again. A good grasp on anatomy is of course important, but it's more about recognizing relevant clinical anatomy. So if you're starting with the surgical posting, make sure you brush on your knowledge in regards to the anatomy of the breast, neck (thyroid), abdomen, adrenal, and the vascular system. Having Dr. AAA during the posting is the best part. Make a point to really listen to the things he says cause those are the important stuff. Dr. AAA might seem scary at times and he will call you out on your game, so as long as you don't have a bad attitude, then he's really cool :)
My favourite books during this posting:
1. Bailey's and Love Short Practice of Surgery
This is a really really thick book and it's mainly full of writings. I would advise against buying It unless you plan some sort of career in surgey in the future:p or if you can be sure you'll be reading it most of the time. What my housemates and I did, we just borrowed one from the library and sort of shared it amongst ourselves. The book might seem daunting, but when you read it you'll see that the topics are written about in simple language and it very well organized. Good for when you're preparing for your TBL's.
2. Browse's Introduction to the Symptoms and Signs of Surgical Disease.
This is a must have. Surgery is a specialty that deals with lumps and bumps and like I mentioned earlier on, it really is very direct. This book tells you what to look for in the history and pe of a patient with certain types of diseases. Being able to master the core topics in this book will make sure that you sail through surgery, sebab bende you nampak kat ward lebih kurang same la.
3. Burkitt's Essential Surgery: Problems, diagnosis, and management
This is a reference book in a more toned down version if compared to Bailey's. Easy to understand, byk jugak diagram, and used by most students. I wouldn't say this book was really amazing tapi it is quite sufficient enough to cover for your surgical posting :)
4. Churchill's Pocketbook of Surgery
This is like your oxford handbook and you'll be bringing it with you everywhere you go. The book is awesome and very nice to read. It really highlights the important points well and gives you the differential diagnosis for most cases. Just like mase IM, the best way is to make a point to read a few random pages a day to add on to your knowledge.
5. Surgery: Problems & Solutions Revision Questions (Imperial College Press)
One thing I like about this book is that the answer and discussion for each question is put after the question itself. Bestla, senang nak buat revision. It is broken down nicely into relevant topics, the questions are relevant to the syllabus you learn during you posting, and they also include EMQ and SAQ format which is similar to the exams you'll be having.
6. OnExamination and BMJLearning
Really use these two free(!) resources. Very very helpful. The information is updated regularly so you know you're getting the latest ones and is highly recommended by tripleA. And for those of you who are exam-conscious :p, triple A is known to put in the exams questions that are same as those found on the site :)