This blog serves a purpose- to share my experiences, knowledge, travels, and personal views with my family, friends and also to rest of the world. Life has been a roller coaster of a ride so far, but the journey i have embarked on is certainly proving to be a great one. The article is no where near complete, therefore you are most welcomed to sail with me. Consider this my personal diary, opened to you. Enjoy the ride- of Life and its Beauty.

October 4, 2008

RCSI, Dublin, Ireland.

Hey guys, been a very long while hah. i know, been really busy with Med School and settling in here. So far things are good. Sorry for not emailing or posting on my status earlier. I really wanted to, but i didnt have an internet till lately. Finally got the time.
Theres LOT to talk on!!!



And im doing good here. The temp hit a low of 4 degrees Celcius and it rained ice! (for a short while)
Classes are good so far, one subject called HBS is boring. sides that all good. Owh, and then, yeah! i have had my First Anatomy Class (Practical) done. It was one heck of an experience, which i must say, i fitted in very well, didnt get dizzy, nor did the smell of formalin disturb me :) (maybe at the start, a lil).



Okay i know this is the most exciting thing for my fellow friends, the Anatomy Dissections.
Let me briefly talk on it, we enter a Huge room, all dressed in white coats, wearing blue nitrile gloves, dissection kit in a pocket, notes in another, and a blue practical book. As we enter we see huge white bag which contain the cadavers on 16 different tables. We open it, take it out, and then await the Senior surgeon, then we/he dissects, then he shows and explains all the parts (anatomy) of the body. From muscles, to nerves to bones, All. All of these lecturers in this class are really old, they are all retired, but nevertheless very good. Its a group of 7- 14 students to a surgeon and hence a cadaver.

We were tought on how to respect the cadavers the previous night in the White Coat Ceremony, but trust me, once you see your cadaver, you will already have Great Respect for Him/Her lying on the table...totally bare...and well preserved.

Each medical students intake gets a new sets of cadavers. (How nice are the Irish!!!). The cadavers will remain in our Anatomy Practical Classes until we finish our Pre-Clinical stage.


We learn based on a modular system. Which means, we learn part by part of the Anatomy such as The Lower Limb, The Upper Limb, Abdomen and things like that. Thus, we learn all Nerves, Muscles, Bones and all related to the part of the body in a practical class, all together. We have our Practicals TWICE A WEEK! how hands on is that!!! The Cadaver is to last for 2.5 years until its dissected completely by us, all for the sake of studying medicine.
All in all, i believe this is the best system of Education in Medicine one can get, and im very proud to be a part of this Historical College, Which is famous for its Anatomy in particular. It may be a small place, but everyone in the college (from the dean to the admin staff) congratulate all students for making it to this school everytime we meet someone new, and i can tell, they really mean it...This shows me how high their standards are here. I will work hard to be thereabouts.




To be seated in the same bench as many past brilliant doctors have sat and stand in the same spot in the Anatomy room where many of them have stood is just amazing.


"Building on our heritage in surgery, we will enhance human health through endeavour, innovation and collaboration in education, research and service."


PS: Im Packed with classes here...so do forgive me for late replies of all sort. Thanks. :)
Hope everyones doing good. take care all. Cheers!


The View from my Room


The Best i have made.


All Cool ones... who know how to work hard and party hard.

Dinner

Cooking session

A few of the Fellow Malaysian Guys

The Ladies...

Trinity College Dublin

Keep In Touch. Im 7 hours behind Malaysia. take care guys!

2 comments:

  1. hey hey. glad u settle in perfectly. u r destined for greatness brother. oh and the hands on teaching with the cadaver. boy that's great. envy u wei. here in imu have no cadavers. haha. take care wei and study hard..

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