I had palpitations nearing the date I was to report myself for the attachment in the Obstetrics and Gynaecology department. I had my goals of what I intend to achieve but I worry that the human factor may cause me to lose focus and feel despair for the whole week.
Attachments are meant to be a training ground for us to learn and polish on certain skills. Sometimes as the one attending these sessions – we may NOT KNOW WHAT WE DO NOT KNOW. So, it is important for the trainer to be accommodating and guiding. Tell the trainees who is who in the department because it’s not that we are working there, kan?
Trainees like myself, on the other hand must be open and ready to accept and learn new practices, if any. There shouldn’t be a ‘in my time dulu.. this is how we do it bla bla bla.”. That was dulu2, now we learn a better way despite being in the service for more than 10 years. Jgn terikat dgn cara lama.
Niat kena ikhlas. Objektif kena jelas.
Alhamdulilah, our point of contact for the attachment was really really helpful. We learnt a lot of salient points in improving our scan techniques. I can only make du’a that all these individuals be granted pahala for the ilmu they taught me and my partner, Su Zanne.
We got a glimpse of a few extra features of the department which was exciting all the same. Like infertility processes and so on. The myth of O&G medical officers being obnoxious was dispelled. Probably because the ones we came across were kind and very senior to teach us properly. I would probably rot and wither away if I came across the ones who are muka ketat and look down on Klinik Kesihatan MOs. They exist mostly in junior rank. A few in senior rank.
My one week attachment was very fruitful. I felt motivated. Especially when I will be governing and running the maternity and child health clinic this month. I hope the wisdom and skills I acquired throughout the placement will be put to practice and should I have to refer, it will be a high quality, justified referral. He he he..