If you have not noticed on the title of the blog, I have survived internship and have gotten my general registration in NSW. However, I have decided to come back to Singapore to continue my career (never thought I would ever have a career) due to several reasons. One, my mum is not well and will require surgery soon. Two, after taking into consideration of various factors, I believe I would be happier here in Singapore. This is not to say I did not enjoy my life in Sydney. During my 5 years there, I have many fond memories of my mates in Aussie. Also, I have been lucky and have had superb supervisors who are an inspiration to me and I hope that someday I will be as good a doctor as they are.
In this past year, internship has changed me - some for the better and some for the worse. I'm no longer the naive medical student who believes everything he's told by patients, colleagues or superiors. However, I believe tat I have survive internship with my principles intact. My passion for medicine or my patients have not diminished.
For now, I'm enjoying a bit of R&R while waiting for all the paperwork to be approved by Sungapor Medical Council and hopefully I will be able to start work in early March. I'm excited about work as I am told I can most probably do at least 6mths of paediatrics and possibly a full year. At the same time, I'm petrified as paediatrics is a whole new field of medicine (children are NOT little adults) and in a way it will be like internship all over again as I try to find my wings. I'm also hoping to do my paediatrics exams in middle of this year and if I can pass it, hopefully I will stand a better chance in getting a trainingship position at the end of the year in paediatrics. Wish me luck!