What Your Doctors Always Promise You (But probably don’t tell you)

  As early as medical school, it has always been emphasized to never promise anything to patients –otherwise, we might just be giving them false hopes. For the science of Medicine is never stagnant and ever changing. Its art sometimes more philosophical than logical. And with the advent of modern technology and new discoveries, its … Continue reading What Your Doctors Always Promise You (But probably don’t tell you)

Sick and you shall find.

He started by telling us his personal story of getting sick, which ignited his interest in searching for the truth. Today was a warm and breezy Sunday afternoon well spent with my co-residents at one of our cardio consultants' farm. Quiz time = NAME that tree. Now this was the part where we (except Rhaffy) sounded and looked stupid. We … Continue reading Sick and you shall find.

Liham Para sa Isang (Bagong) Residente

Dear "walang-kwentang, walang-alam na Resident" Self, Hello. Kumusta na? Pagod na pagod ka na? Titigil ka na ba? Mas madaling sumuko. Mas madaling talikuran ang mga pagsubok at mga bunganga ng mga taong palagi na lang galit sa iyo na parang wala ka nang nagawang tama (o mga taong akala nila ay palagi na lang … Continue reading Liham Para sa Isang (Bagong) Residente

My Aunt’s Advice to Young Physicians (And to the Young-At-Heart too)

So recently I've had the wonderful opportunity to visit my Aunt at Fresno, California. I knew during my childhood days that the eldest sister of my father was a doctor, but I never really got to know her better until today. She graduated from the University of the Philippines College of Medicine Class of 1969, did … Continue reading My Aunt’s Advice to Young Physicians (And to the Young-At-Heart too)