Saturday, June 29, 2013

Specialty Posting

Basically for this posting, you are going to have anaesthesiology, ophthalmology, ENT and radiology. You will be having ENT and radiology for the first 4 weeks and then anaesthesiology and ophthalmology will be another 4 weeks. You will be rotating among your group members.

For anaesthesiology, I really love it so much. It is very eventful and you will learn a lot of clinical skills including intubation. For us, we have our anaesthesiology posting in Serdang Hospital. Our lecturers are helping in this hospital and hence, the medical staffs in OT were very nice towards us. We have honorary lecturers there and therefore, you can always introduce yourself to the anaesthesiologist there and they will teach you a lot of things. Be bold, and ask, and you will receive! (",) I really miss my anaesthesiology posting.
Recommended textbook by lecturers:
1. Manual of Anaesthesia by C.Y. Lee
2. Churchill's Pocketbooks Anaesthesia by Michael Nathanson and Ravi Mahajan
3. Training in Anaesthesia edited by Catherine Spoors and Kevin Kiff

For ophthalmology... seriously I do not like ophthalmology but.. amazingly the lecturers for ophthalmology had successfully made ophthalmology an interesting learning session. Erm.. surely you will ask, do you need a fundoscope? It will be good if one group owns a fundoscope. For me, I borrowed a fundoscope from my friends. I love the clinic session and you will have the chance to practice how to examine using the fundoscope. You will have to practice as many times as possible because seriously, the findings will be different from what you search online. Why? Because whenever you search online, it gives you a bigger picture of the findings but whenever you try to look for something in the eyes using the fundoscope, you will have to really move around your fundoscope in order for you to find the vessels... optic disc.. etc.
Recommended textbook by lecturers:
1. Comprehensive Ophthalmology by AK Khurana

For ENT, the honorary lecturers in Serdang Hospital were great. You can even request an extra class and the HOD, Dr. Sara will arrange a time to come to the main campus and give a lecture. Make full use of the ward rounds because you will learn the most during the ward rounds. There won't be  a lot of patients and hence, you get the chance to discuss each and every case that you see in the wards very thoroughly with our lecturers. Look for Dr. Zabri, he is not our honorary lecturer but he is very keen to teach us! However, make sure you are there before 7.30 a.m. or else you will be scolded.. really bad. Just be there early for the ward rounds. And there are plenty of car parks for you if you arrive earlier. :)
Recommended textbooks by lecturers:
1. Diseases of Ear, Nose and Throat by Dhingra

Last but not least... it's radiology posting. The lecture notes prepared by Dr. Ahmed Al-Junid are great! It gives you step-by-step on how to interpret an imaging. Please do not miss the film session as it was really helpful and interesting learning session. Please read before hand because every students will be asked to interpret the imaging during the film session, without looking at the notes. The film session is somehow similar to the OSCE ^^,
Recommended textbooks by lecturers:
-get back to u guys later, all my books are in Putrajaya!

All the best!

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