After 8 fulfilling weeks of our first clinical rotation, my classmates and I finally had our hiatus from the wards. During the weekend that ensued, a couple of us decided to participate in the outreach program “Doctor for a Day” organized by Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital. For many of us, it was an interesting notion for it granted us the opportunity to interact with children enthusiastic to discover what life as a doctor entailed and a chance for us to pay it forward after benefiting from the lessons from our clinical faculty during our brief stint in the wards.
The event featured different aspects of clinical life from the happenings in a general practitioner’s clinic to the accident & emergency department and the operating theatre, just to name a few. Hosting slightly more than a hundred children with ages ranging from as young as 4 to 10, all of us had a great time interacting with the kids and sharing with them the inner workings of the medical profession.
Class of 2016: Caroline, Jinyi, Natalie, Edwin, Geraldine, Chieh Hwee, Jia Loon (from left to right)