Sunday, July 26, 2009

Yasmin Ahmad 1958-2009

Yasmin Ahmad
1958 - 2009

I feel like writing something about the demise of Yasmin Ahmad.
It was confirmed that Yasmin Ahmad, aged 51 years old has passed away at 11.15pm yesterday in Damansara Specialist Hospital.She was in a coma for 3 days(I think!) after suffering from a haemorrhagic stroke.3 days prior to admission, she was in a midst of a discussion with Dato Siti with her old husband wtf in TV3 HQ Bandar Utama before collapsed.

To me, she was an icon legend.It came as a shocking to me becoz she was one of the few directors in Malaysia who can actually made a difference in the local entertainment scene.She was well known with her movies such as Gubra and the latest Talentime.Though I didnt watched all of them but from the outstanding reviews and the awards that were received, I am sure Malaysia is and will always be proud of her.

This prolific director has her own unique way of reaching to Malaysians heart through her tv commercials for Petronas.Some of them were witty,funny and some were of coz deadly sad.Nonetheless, all of them had special meaning to it.
This was a big loss for Malaysia.Great minds like these dont come very often.Let us all pray for her peace and may Allah bless her soul.Amin.

p/s I went to the gym early in the morning and work my a** out and currently energy-less .zzZZzzz...Have a nice weekend everyone! =)

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Critical appraisal

My groupmates and I are currently doing critical appraisal on a medical journal.The title is

'Effect of long-acting Nifedipine on mortality and cardiovascular morbidity in patients with stable angina requiring treatmet (ACTION trial): randomized clinical trial'

Doing clinical appraisal is not an easy task.Now is the time to apply all the knowledge and thats when then the problem comes.
I'm tired and I juz wanna sleep.

edited at 9.15pm today.

This posting is good coz one of its main objective is to ensure u on how to critically appraise a journal so that u wont be duped by a short-wearing skirt drug representative,promoting their drugs later when you work as a doctor.Sadly, there are significant numbers of doctors out there who are clueless/confused about evidence based medicine, therefore become prey for drug companies.
I didnt know that there are a lot of types of medical journals out there .eg diagnostic,prognostic,therapeutic etc.Tomorrow is exam.byebye.

p/s: The Good Clinical Practice (GCP) certificate exam is next week.comon bebeh, nak jadi certifified medical researcher.

p/s2: many technical terms involved

Thursday, July 16, 2009


Went for workout at the gym just now.Currently having abs cramp, contracting intermittently...

Will be having elective proposal presentation with Prof Khairul tomorrow at 1.30pm....

Will be watching the NEW Harry Plotter movie at Cineleisure tomorrow with a couple of friends....

Will be watching Nik's band performing at the Laundry The Curve Damansara tomorrow night...

Who says medical students cant have social life?

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

And so the NEW semester starts

Yes, and so the new semester starts.Will be doing a posting called 'Research and Evidence Based Medicine' or in short 'REBM'.
I quote from my course handout:

'It is crucial and indeed critical for future doctors to be trained in Evidence Based Medicine and how to apply it in daily practice.Many universities neglect this topic, some do not even teach it formally at the post graduate level.Clinical epidemiology is the basis of Evidence Based Medicine, a mantra repeated by many,understood by a few and practice by very few'.

Learning on how to think (critically, laterally and creatively) are essential in a doctor's life.We wudn't want to be duped by the drugs rep when we work later.We need to be able to critically appraise medical journal which are needed to know which facts are fake, which facts are true.Critical and analytical mind plays vital role in the success in this field.

This course will only be for 4 weeks, in which I will b sitting an internationally recognised exam in order to obtain 'Good Clinical Practice (GCP) certificate'.Passing this test will mean that I'll be an internationally accredited as a researcher in medicine( so I was told.I wasnt interested yet upon hearing this).I will b able to conduct experiments using humans!(Now I'm all hyped up!Conducting tests with humans, how cool is that!!!)This course are usually offered at post graduate level but I am indeed lucky to sit this test during my undergrad.It is indeed expensive to sit for this test if u r an independent candidate,probably need to pay a few thousand RM.I dont need to pay a single cent.Now how cool is that.I hope and I will try my best to pass the test.

REBM looks challenging.

ps: I didnt know until about few days ago that there actually people who consistently, diligently read my blog.Looks like I have to take blogging a little bit more serious.yeah?