@rizki-putri Walaykum Assalam, MashaAllah sister that’s very nice! Whenever you feel like giving up, just remember that you are doing this to help and serve Allah’s creatures, that your choice of career is more than just an occupation, it is fulfilling your duty towards your brothers and sisters. There must be a huge reward in the akhirah for doctors who put their lives and needs aside and dedicate themselves to serve humanity and help people take care of one of the most important blessings of Allah: health! Last week, one of my lecturers was advising us not to let apathy get to us. Keep reminding ourselves of the reason why we chose this way in the first place.You are almost done hun, you can do it! I believe in you and we are all proud of you. InshaAllah I’d remember you in my duaas. Please make duaa for me as well. 
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@rizki-putri Walaykum Assalam,
MashaAllah sister that’s very nice! Whenever you feel like giving up, just remember that you are doing this to help and serve Allah’s creatures, that your choice of career is more than just an occupation, it is fulfilling your duty towards your brothers and sisters. There must be a huge reward in the akhirah for doctors who put their lives and needs aside and dedicate themselves to serve humanity and help people take care of one of the most important blessings of Allah: health! Last week, one of my lecturers was advising us not to let apathy get to us. Keep reminding ourselves of the reason why we chose this way in the first place.
You are almost done hun, you can do it! I believe in you and we are all proud of you. InshaAllah I’d remember you in my duaas. 
Please make duaa for me as well. 

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Ye apna ishq ham aghosh jis men hijr-o-wisaal 
Ye apna dard ke kab se hai humdam-e-mah-o-saal
Is ishq-e-khaas ko har ek se chupa’e hue
Guzar gaya hai zamana gale laga’e hue
Faiz Ahmed Faiz

This love, where absence and presence entwine,
This pain, an old friend, which since years is mine,
A love I’ve concealed from all and so apart, 
An age has gone by since I pressed it to my heart.

PAIN HAS NO NATION

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‘I saw blood on the floor but I could only hear a big whistling sound. I saw my daughter-in-law and couldn’t recognize her face. She died while I was looking into her eyes trying to know who she was…’

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‘When you lose your child, you are no longer a mother. You become a broken-hearted woman till infinity. Nothing more, much less.’

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‘Amputating both of my legs only made my way to achieve my dreams harder and full of obstacles, but it didn’t end it. Amputating my heart would, not my legs.’

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‘Samar went to the kitchen to make us tea. She never came back. I’m still waiting for her.’

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‘Nothing replaces the loss of a son, not even another son.’

Source: Eman Mohamed, http://ideas.ted.com/2014/09/24/gallery-loss-is-loss-pain-has-no-nation/

Salam :) are you in med school of applying for it? I hear the process is really tough in canada :( any advice? thankss

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Walaykum Assalam,

I am in med school right now. I go to McGill university (: I plan to specialize in dentistry in my last two years of studies Insha Allah.

Depending on the school that you want to attend, it can be a little competitive to get in. It’s a rigorous process. You need to meet a certain threshold of grades in your undergrad, then they screen you on the basis of personal intent letters and then there are interviews (MMI types for med students) to see if your personality is suitable to become a physician. It’s a long process but not that difficult I’d say and certainly not impossible. Just have faith in Allah and do your best Insha Allah. You can apply and reapply if you don’t get in the first time. There are students with undergrad, two undergrads, masters, even phd degrees in my class. Never lose hope!
Which school(s) are you planning to apply to btw?
I’d be more than happy to guide you if you have any questions, just message me (:

Le Triage Nurse

I wasn’t feeling very well yesterday so I decided to go to the walk-in clinic in my university. Unfortunately, the clinic was full so the receptionist referred me to the triage nurse. 
I told him that I had severe pain on my lower back and front on the right side. Believing that the pain was associated with appendicitis apparently, he advised that I urgently go the emergency room in the hospital. Upon hearing that I lifted my eyebrow (partly dreading 8 -10 hours of ER waiting time) and declared that I don’t have any symptoms that suggest that I have appendicitis so I’d much rather just come back tomorrow to see a doc. I think my defiance offended him so he started making a statement which renders me responsible for not going to the ER despite his suggestion lol. I thanked him and left the room but before leaving, I made a point of mentioning that I am a med school student. 

Today, when I actually got a chance to see a doc, I looked at the notes on my file from yesterday which were something like this:

"No MD available,
patient complains of pain in lower right quadrant,
patient refuses to go to ER,
says she is a “med school student” 
might RTC tomorrow - attention self-diagnosis issue**”

I laughed out loud after reading those comments. I didn’t know he’d be that offended to write comments with such sarcasm in my file lol. I’d never experienced anything like that in my life before haha. Aren’t nurses supposed to be passionate, kind and willing to help patient according to his/her needs? O.o

Turns out it is only muscular or stress-related pain. 
*cheers for saving my precious 8 hours yesterday*