Choose your man well.
I’ve been told several time that this profession that i have chosen does not end with the board exams.
I remember quite well when I passed the Medical Technologist Board exams, a good 6 years ago, give or take a few months. I thought no joy could compare to that milestone, I was too elated to even worry of what move to do next. But the need to look for a job took its toil. I have always wanted to work at a hospital, however my second option as a workplace hired me first, so I had to give up an offer from a hospital when they called me 3 days too late. But I did not regret that decision. I was honed to work well, have good working ethics and work under pressure and alot of patients.
That first employment had to end after a year and a half since I had to apply for a medical school. WVSU-COM was the only school I applied to because they offer the cheapest tuition fee and it was closer to home.
Little did I know that the next four years would come as a breeze. I took 1 module exam after another, passed most of them and failed a few. Having been one of the best students in undergrad, I was faced with a reality that a lot more are smarter than me. I was able to maintain an acceptable grade and graduated 21st in a class of about 70. Not bad? I know I could’ve done better.
Then the decision of where to have my PGI has to be made. I have always seen myself to come back home post grad and work at CLMMRH. So the long-distance-relationship with then boyfriend started. At that time, I did not want to compromise my career for love life, too tacky for my taste.
The 12 months of hard work at CLMMRH has made me into a better physician that I am today. See http://littlemisspgituale.tumblr.com/post/21545269432/pre-post-post-graduate-intern.
Though we were financially compensated at the said hospital, my savings weren’t enough to support me through board exams review, so I had to forego a review center. After 4 months of intensive review, sleepless nights, a couple of misunderstandings, a break-up and new found friends, I, along with 62 other classmates passed the boards.
I never entertained the thought of failing the boards; as I always tell family and friends, retaking the boards is not an option. It would only delay me of my plans. The good Lord has never failed to provide me of my needs, and He has granted me the desire of my heart. I may no longer be with the one that I thought I love most, but I know that there are still a lot of better things/person instore for me.
After pledging the Hippocratic Oath a couple of days ago, and finally having my second PRC license, I am still pondering on what to do with my life.
I have already decided to specialize in anesthesiology, but the drive is still lacking. Not that I have doubts about it, it’s just that the recent months have worn me out. Big time.
Is it too selfish of me to ask for a few more weeks of bed-whoring? The big sister is having her wedding next month, and I want to be there for her.
I will train, under anesthesia, that I am certain.
"Enday, miske ano pa sila ka malipayon sa ulihi, indi ka man japon nila ma tumba."
These sweet words were told to me the other day by a very dear friend. Sweet and inspiring words that will forever lift my spirit whenever the bittersweet memories of a former love come over me.