A week in Forensic Department, Hospital SERDANG was like a week in Orthopaedics, in a sense that we had to attend seminars, lectures, case presentations/department CME, hospital CME, and at the same time assist autopsies, prepare for our own CME presentation, and finish a report by Friday which was like a case write-up. Most importantly we had to go back after 5 every day! Mmg lah balik pukul 5
But the best thing was, all the staffs, from the PPK to the ‘small’ big boss, were all very very friendly, down to earth, funny, cooperative, and everyone was willing to teach and share their knowledge.. They spoke and borak2 to us as if we were their staffs and kids yg dah kenal sejak sekian lama, and they all regarded us as their fellow colleagues who are therefore permitted to use some but not all of the basic facilities, and... obliged to treat them makan2 at the end of the week – ni yg paling seronok =)
1 week felt like a month!
We were given a new logbook, not for RM3 but for free, and the rule was simple. Each student had to observe 10 cases, and perform/assist at least 2.
So, we divided ourselves into pairs, so that each group will have the chance to assist. On the very 1st day, the ‘breathtaking’ experience started. Wah, breathtaking indeed. Sampai tak bernafas dalam autopsy room tu. Yelah, 1st timers kan. In the morning of our 1st day, we had the 'joy' of observing 2 cases after our brief orientation by MA Hairi.. And in the afternoon, dah takde observe2 dah. Wear your gowns and assist!
The sight of them cutting off human organs seemed very familiar. Let me try and recall… oh ya, pagi2 kalu pegi pasar, kat bahagian jual daging tu mcm tu lah diorang potong. But this time, the aroma was even more incredibly incredible! ;)
To be continued…