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Back to Pediatrics, Autism Week, and a New Halal place!

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Assalamu Alaykum! (Peace be upon you all!)
We are back in the colourful world of Pediatrics after a week of break with the second half of Pharmacology module. After the nerve-racking exam last Friday, it was indeed a welcoming relief to see the colourful walls in the OPD Pediatrics with all those Disney characters all around. And of course, the cheerful smiles of our angelic patients never fail to keep our days brighter as well.


Case Conferences and Higher learning!
This week we had two case conferences, a lecture on complementary feeding (where our professor gave us chocolates! Yeay!) and lots and lots of Out-Patient exposure! Our rotation of 12-hour duties in the Pediatric Emergency Department (Pedia ER) are also being wrapped up for this last two weeks of our training in this department. This Friday my group will have our second and last 12-hour duty :) Pretty looking forward to it and learn more things, in sha Allah (I might publish a post about “what to prepare for ER Duty”)

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Applying for UP College of Medicine

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Assalamu Alaykum! (Peace be upon you all!)
We are already half-way through the school year and as expected, the new sets of applications for the next batch of martyr amazing medical students who will sacrifice their social lives really enjoy learning the wonderful world of medicine is here! Actually I am already way too late for this, but nah, what’s new? So to help those who are planning to apply in the most prestigious college of medicine in the country (UPCM of course!) here is a complete list of what you need to accomplish before the deadline!
For those applying for academic year 2015-2016, COMPLETE YOUR APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS ALREADY! The deadline is already on FEBRUARY 4, 2015!
Here are the requirements:
For Lateral entrants/Regular applicants for LU3 (Medicine Proper), i.e. those who finished their Baccalaureate Degree or about to graduate this school year (2014-2015):
SUBMIT AL THESE DOCUMENTS IN A LONG BROWN ENVELOPE with your PRINTED NAME WRITTEN IN PENCIL ONLY!
1.Fully a…

Of Mothers and children

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Assalamu Alaykum! (Peace be upon you all!)

The second week as an ICC student in the Department of Pediatrics just ended with a rather "incomplete" sets of days in a week. We had special non-working, no-classes holidays the past 2 weeks that reduced our class days from 10 to 7 (due to the Feast of Black Nazarene last January 9 and now the Papal Visit from Jan 15-19). And as a result, all those supposedly scheduled lectures and case conferences were cramped in the remaining school days! 
It was actually exhausting: to report on a case conference at 7:30 then have an ER duty the next night and then go back to class the next morning!!! What now, are we finally and slowly turning into zombies? But then again, we chose this path from the very beginning, and there are no reason to complain about these right now... Why dream of being a doctor if you want to feel nothing but ease and comfort? Things don't do that way. Always. And exhausting as it may seem, we are still having fun …

Preparing for Pediatrics ^_^

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Assalamu Alaykum! (Peace be upon you all!)
My block’s next rotation starting this month (January) is with the Department of Pediatrics. Yes, the wonderful world of Medicine for the little ones! We will be training in Pedia for a duration of four weeks just like our past rotation (in OB-GYN). It is also among the “Big Four” departments that all medical students must be familiar with in order to, well, pass. But like all other departments that we have been to, what I am really looking forward is learning more about dealing with patients in this department, enjoy my stay in this rotation and see for myself if I will be comfortable with it—you know, for future references.
And with our experiences in Pediatrics for the past two years, whenever I hear the term “Pedia”, the very first thing that would come in mind: There’re too many graphs and charts! This is perhaps the only field of medicine that has so many graphs and charts that one needs to be familiar with in order to survive. Growth cha…

NMC: Feed a Child, Touch a Life Program

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Assalamu Alaykum! (Peace be upon you all!)
This post will be more of a full-of-photos blogpost as they say, "pictures can paint a thousand words" :) I will just give a short introduction about it.
Last December 27, 2014 the New Muslim Care Philippines conducted a feeding program and Islamic lecture in BASECO, Manila as part of its "Empowerment Event". NMC Philippines is a Non-Profit Organization composed of dedicated Muslims in the Metro who aims to help the Ummah in simple ways they can, worked hard for the success of the event together with other organizations like

Bangsamoro OFW Organization (BOFWO) and
Philippine Ramadhan Tent Kitchen.
Alhamdulillah, we thank all those volunteers who came to support us even though we have nothing much to give them in return. Verily, the best deed one can give is that good deed without expecting anything in return. :) 
Jazakumullahu Khairan and may Allah increase His bountiful blessing upon you and your families. Ameen.  Now fo…