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Pain is the predecessor of success.

Quitting housemanship!

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Oh my god! This topic is too widely speculated. Everyone in the housemanship world wants to quit. But the thing is you are not winning any battles.

You are always at the losing side! Unless you are already an MO. Fully registered!

Medical life is not about quitting. It is about surviving! 

You must have that so what attitude! You must be stern and steadfast with learning everything! Get your grounds right!

I found this blog http://quittinghousemanship.blogspot.com/

I hope Danny is doing well with his new life an an ex-houseman. I guess he should be doing well, he did housemanship in Hosp Serdang and all.  So nothing should be too high to reach!

He has written extensive account of what has gone through his mind before quitting housemanship.  May be you guys want to check what he has wrote.

But let me tell you a story.

I have got few friends who quit housemanship even a lot more of friends quitting MO ship! Believe me when I say life is shit as hell, but this shitty life is yours! 

* FYI, I have been trying to help my houseman in Kuantan on getting their life ok so that latter they will become great teachers and great MOs.

And I found this comment in Dr Pagavalans’ blog!

I must be the stupidiest MO then.  I went through 90 + for 2 years during my housemanship and another 90 + during my 2 years –  3 years MO ship. That’s like 90 ++ / weeks for 5 years . Huhu.

And then..

I I found this on Efenem’s Weblog! (link)

Yes ! Patients are like collapsing everyday! The worst oncall ever I had was 7 collapses! Oh my god! But hey I am still here!

Good luck to Efenem in Sabah!

See its not that bad!

 

 

But to all houseman – life is shit as hell, but how you handle yours will show your true colors! 

 

Written by khairulorama

October 27, 2012 at 1:18 pm

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  2. Thanks for your insight. Apparently our housemanship training has not changed since the day you wrote this entry, albeit the increasing number of medical graduates we are still treated as a lowly human being. I just quit my career, in my 5th posting. I never had problem in my previous 4 postings till I raised the training issue to my Chinese supervisor who decided to extend me because I ‘questioned’ her management. I have lost faith in our medical system. I graduated from India. Thank God I am not on any govt bond. I am currently preparing for my visa to migrate to Australia. I received an offer to work as Research Assistant with a university in Sydney. Hope to climb the ladder to become a leading researcher one day.

    Ainur

    June 24, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    • Dear Ainur,
      Do tell us what you are doing right now? I hope I can help those who dont want to be housemen to lead an alternative career pathway. May you can share with us what you are doing right now. Not all of us want to be housemen and medical officer.

      True enough for some being housemen and doctors in Malaysia is tough. But again, may be in thr future we can help those who dont want to be doctors but had completed their medical studies?

      khairulorama

      June 26, 2014 at 7:29 am

      • Dear doctor,

        There are lots of job posts and vacancies available for those MD and MBBS graduates who have determined to steer away from the medical field forever. For example, being a restaurant assistant manager or manager like myself, insurance companies’ underwriter, medical sales reps etc. Now that the current medical graduates and housemen have became an unwanted species in most of out govt hospitals and nothing seems to change in kkm in regards of bullying culture in the training (mental strength my foot), to me it’s better for them to think of other job opportunities or starting their own businesses, rather than allowing themselves to suffer physically, mentally and emotionally for choosing the pathway that they are unable to cope/ have no interest to begin with ( being forced by parents to do medicine).

        There’s no law or legal act that criminalize the act of MD or MBBS holders working at other sectors apart from the medical field, and there’s no such issue of them betraying the people and the country because after all, it’s the government’s responsibility to provide its citizens with opportunities for higher level of education, medical courses included. Good luck for both kkm and government for achieving the target of doctor: patients ratio in year 2020; with thousands of HOs either thinking of quitting or have officially quitted (if not because of hefty sum of penalty for breaking JPA bonds the quit ratio would probably go up to 2-3 over 5 HOs) plus new junior MOs also have decided to leave the profession due to language issues (?) it seems that the future of health and medical services in Malaysia are destined to be doomed. Senior MOs and specialists can say anything that they want, but nothing is going to change and those HOs aren’t going to listen to your “during my time” stories anyway. Cheers.

        Zul

        Zul

        December 5, 2015 at 3:13 pm

  3. ITS BEEN COMPLAINTS AFTER COMPLAINTS.iT LOOKS LIKE HOUSEMANSHIP IN MALAYSIA IS VERY MUCH DIFFERENT FROM OTHER COUNTRIES.
    HEY THIS IS THE FIRST YEAR OF WORK AND THERE ARE THE SAME NUMBER OF ADMISSIONS TEN /TWENTY YEARS AGO.wHERE ONS SPECIALIST.TWO MO’S AND THREE HOUSEMAN LOOKING AFTER THE SAME NUMBER OF PATIENTS.
    YEARS AGO WHEN THERE WAS PASSION,LOVE AND CARE,WORK WAS WONDERFUL .TODAY WITH 8 HOUSEMAN IN THE SAME WARD WITH ONE PREVIOUSLY THE QUALITY IS DEPLORABLE TRHE LEAST AND EACH HOUSEMAN WITH 4 BEDS TO REVIEW TAKE 2 HOURS OR MORE.sHEER USELESSNESS OF THESE HOUSEMAN AND THE GOVT.IS PAYING HUGE SUMS OF MONEY,OBVIOUSLY WASTEFUL.
    vOM EON DO YOU JOD AND DONT COMPLAIN OF SHORTAGE,ALWAYS SHORT WHEN THERE ARE 80 HOUSEMAN AND 24 MEDICAL OFFICERS AND TWELVE SPECIALISTS.
    sHOULD ADVISE THE GOVT NOT TO SPEND WASTEFUL PUBLIC MONEY ON THES ESHIT.
    rEGARDS,
    cONCERNED DOCTOR

    CHINNA

    October 22, 2014 at 9:59 pm


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