Community medicine in a nutshell + decent food here and there

Assalamualaikum and hai.

Since my 2 weeks holiday got extended to 2 months, I've got plenty of time to update my blog. Please expect a lot of throwback stuffs in my future entries. HAHA.

I would like to treasure the memories I made during Community Medicine. It was a short 5-weeks-posting, but I enjoyed a lot. It was different from the other postings such as Internal Medicine, Paediatrics, Surgery, and others - WE WERE FREE FROM HAVING TO WEAR WHITECOATS! YOOHOO. Definitely not something to be happy about, but it sure felt different la. Instead of going to the hospital and meet patients, in community medicine, we meet the community outside the hospital setting and do research. 

I actually like going through research papers and journals. The process itself is fun, although it gives you headache. From that, we worked as a group to finish the research project. Our research was about cardiovascular disease risk and its relation with physical activity among residents in Kampung X.

My groupmates were discussing about our next plan. Oh, I miss the kampung!

It was really tiring to meet all the kampung residents and convince them to participate in our research. We needed them to fill in the questionnaires we prepared and we had to take their blood pressure, height and weight, and that was only 30-40% of the hassles we had to go through. Tabik spring la kepada semua scientists/professors yang selalu buat research. Memang penat dan sakit kepala.

Nescafe ais di malam hari selepas tamat collect data di kampung.

Nasi Goreng Kampung dan Telur Mata pada jam 11 malam. Hari-hari kepenatan sebab kena jumpa kampung residents untuk collect data for our research.

Brought along the stethoscope sebab kena check blood pressure kampung residents.

It was my birthday and roommates surprised me with cakes and a card! Love it so much sebab gambar Cardcaptor Sakura!!!

The textbook that I didn't manage to properly read.

One of the days I needed to find time to study for quizzes in between the ongoing research project. I love to watch study vlogs in between study breaks.

Went to library to study the paper we needed to criticize/appraise. This was part of the continuous assessment other than the quizzes. The paper was about Dengue Fever in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Back to hostel to prepare slides for paper appraisal presentation.

Did I mention I have lots of photos of my messy workplace? I love to take pictures of my study table.

Yee Mee Sizzling and Boba Milk Tea after paper appraisal presentation.

Apparently my friends also ordered the same thing. There's this one cafe inside my campus that serves a very decent sizzling menu.

At that time boba milk tea was the current trend.

That one time when our research supervisor belanja us pizza! Thank you Dr.!

That one time we went to Oldtown White Coffee to discuss with our supervisor about our research.

I ordered Hazelnut Coffee and it was a foolish decision. It tasted exactly like the 3-in-1 Oldtown White Coffee hazelnut. Added some ice cubes and then wallah, here comes the overpriced coffee. The bread was nice as I was hungry at that time.

Visited Hospital Jerantut as part of the posting. Rasa macam class trip.

Breakfast at Klinik Kesihatan at Jerantut. I was really happy at that time sebab jarang dapat breakfast makan berat-berat. Free pulak tu.

We stayed at a hotel in Jerantut for 2 nights. Bilik hotel sejuk ada aircond, nikmat dapat makan maggi cup and milo panas.

Discussion at the hotel lounge at Jerantut.

Early dinner at Jerantut. Karot susu tu sedap and very refreshing!

Roti canai at Jerantut.

Makan dan makan lagi.

We went to kawasan pedalaman naik boat. Best sangat! Melawat orang asal dan mandi sungai dan makan lagi hihihi.

Bila balik from Jerantut, settled my dinner with just maggi and sugarless iced americano because I was too lazy to cook.

Chicken grill and green tea.

Chicken grill again and iced latte. Both not more than RM10. Can only get this price in the cafe inside campus.

Fancy chicken grill that costs more than RM10. But sadly the portion was too small. Tak kenyang.

After exam ended, maka Community Medicine also ended. I took LRT from Gombak to go home. Rode my friend's car from Kuantan to Gombak.

Long story short, I accidentally rode KLIA transit to KLIA, sedar-sedar je dah sampai KLIA! LOL! Salah naik train. Membazir duit. Terpaksa topup touchNgo lagi. While I was there, I dropped by Gloria Jean's Coffee lepas solat maghrib. 

Too sad sebab salah naik train, tapi terubat dengan Iced Mocha ni. This is the best Iced Mocha I've ever tasted, seriously 10/10. Nak nangis sebab sedap sangat barista tu buat. After that I naik the right train dan akhirnya berjaya sampai rumah.

Sekian. Thanks for reading.

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  1. banyaknye aktiviti...rietta pun suka research and jurnal reading...

  2. great experience.. pergi jumpa orang2 kampung especially di pedalaman.
    good job doctor =)

  3. seems very tight schedule and bet u got the best experience too

    salam jengah dari

  4. waa.. terasa keseronokannya ! and those food pics are justtt arghhhh...

    p/s: telur mata on nasi goreng at 11pm tu memang on point !

  5. untunglar masuk kampung pon maseh sempat mkn pizza n old town white coffee lg tuhh.. kopidap doc.. :p