Dilemma of a JPA Medical Student

Today, I read at Kit Siang’s blog about a medical student who wants to stay abroad to undergo further training. She/He was ranting about the unfairness of JPA’s regulation and officer for being ‘short-sighted’.

As a doctor lover, I am compelled to write to you from every point point of view I can ever imagine.

  1. You are studying with tax payers money. We spent almost a million per medical student, and there is approximately 2,000 of you overseas. So please, come back and serve the nation.
  2. Malaysia is short of doctors. On calls in Malaysia is often more than developed countries, this is due to shortage of Doctors. So please come back and give them a hand.
  3. Housemanship in Malaysia is totally different. From the management stand point, most developed country’s hospital has a system called HIS (hospital information system). In Malaysia, we only have 15 hospitals equipped with HIS. Once you are familiar with HIS, you will have a hard time getting things done manually. So please come back and make a difference.
  4. Strengthen your core. I understand that you want to further improve your expertise. However please note that we are not a developed country nor emerging country. We are stuck in between. Having an oncologist with no MRI machine doesn’t serve the purpose does it? So please come back and understand.
  5. Don’t be selfish. If you are sincere, please come back and help the poor.
  6. Just come back-lah!

Kit Siang didn’t slam them, instead he let his readers do the dirty work. The public was harsh and most wants the student to come back ASAP. Playing safe huh Kit Siang? (great move…really!)

ps : I think I wrote a similar post before. Oh well, dejavu maybe 🙄

pss : I-O-U, “Lose 10kg in 2 months” 😯

psss: SomeoneFromThePast (SFTP) is my grand father. He passed away 10th Nov 2003. He left me his ‘sight’ ❓

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18 thoughts on “Dilemma of a JPA Medical Student”

  1. hey NH,

    remember we sent u an email asking if u’d wanna b interviewed? Well, we haven got a reply from you so we suppose you don’t wish to be interviewed. It’s alright!! Do stop by our blog once ever so often. Our apologies for not updating recently, sch’s been a right bitch n we’re up to our noses in work.. 🙁

    great blog man..

    regards,
    roti jalah

    rotijalah’s last blog post..Malays protest Penang Chief Minister

  2. You are studying with tax payers money. We spent almost a million per medical student, and there is approximately 2,000 of you overseas. So please, come back and serve the nation.

    erm…ni betul ni….ramai org byr tax, kecuali eddie..walaupun eddie dh kaya raya..

  3. If I really want a doctor, I could have just hangout at UKM (HKL) all day. But that would make me look like a pest 🙄

    Honestly, I had a meeting with MOH & Microsoft. I was really shock by the figures in their case study. Hence I wrote this entry without even thinking what harm can it bring 😥

  4. Lesson #1 for medical students: Try your best not to select scholarship from JPA if you have other options 😛 Browse and ask around for less strict scholarship that give you the opportunity to do further specialization.

  5. In Malaysia, the doctors are not paid enough. The students study to improve the quality of their own and family life. Kalau gaji tidak cukup, apa benda mok makan? Mana mok diam? Macam mana nak cari belanja utk kahwin? He3. Belacan pun mahal skarang oo….

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