How You Can Choose The Perfect Residency Program: For New Board Passers and Forever Confused

How You Can Choose The Perfect Residency Program: For New Board Passers and Forever Confused

Exam results are finally out! Congratulations new colleagues! What a saga it has been! But before you can even savor the sweet success of your long years of hard work, the next chapter is looming in. And for some of us the most secretly dreaded questions are: “Ano na isspecialize mo? (What field would you [...]

9 New Ideas You Can Risk To Steal To Prevent Medical School From Killing You

9 New Ideas You Can Risk To Steal To Prevent Medical School From Killing You

It's the middle of the school year and maybe this time you must be surrounded by a dark cloud of negativity. The pressure is mounting and so are your grade deficits. At this point of the journey, the future seems bleak. Each day you sink deeper in what seems to be a quicksand, that is [...]

Why Young Doctors Should Give Moonlighting A Try: 7 Curious Discoveries

Why Young Doctors Should Give Moonlighting A Try: 7 Curious Discoveries

To take things slower, or to take a slightly different path doesn’t mean you’ve settled for less. It only means you are brave enough to be non-conventional. And its those who choose to be different that make a mark. But to stand out you have to be the best you could be and it is [...]

Seoul, SK Autumn 2018: A Sequel

Seoul, SK Autumn 2018: A Sequel

“You have arrived at Incheon International Airport, South Korea” - the flight attendant announces as the plane lands on the Korean runway in chilly Autumn of September 2018. The landing announcements were almost the same back in the Spring of April 2017. It was the same words that gave my heart a thud, I am [...]

Doctors and Patients: Victims of Circumstance

Here’s my take on the recent issue of doctor shaming. Much has been said and it has gotten tiresome. I don’t think I have to explain myself or my profession or my colleagues for being human and making our weaknesses slip. No one has to explain their right for basic needs or for respect or [...]

Winning In Medicine

Winning In Medicine

At the slopes, I saw the importance of taking up courage and holding on to faith....

Why Patients Hate Some Doctors?

Why Patients Hate Some Doctors?

I disliked my attending physicians because they made me feel I am a nuisance. I was offended by their attitude....Medicine is not a half-hearted calling.