Well, what can I say about surgery 1st IA exam. Emmm, for me the questions were moderate to hard in severity, especially the question regarding the submandibular gland excision. Overall, it was ok. I think many of my friends can perform for surgery paper yesterday. Hoping for at least a pass on this paper. Here are the questions. As we all said, sharing is caring.
Coming to today's paper, OBG. As we all know, OBG stands for Obstetric and Gynaecology. This topic teach you regarding the female reproductive system and pregnancy. For me, this is the toughest subject that I have to endure this phase. Not that I don't like the subject, but the portion is too much for me to handle. Can you imagine, the topics that were included for this exam is simple, "Entire obstetric + infertility + contraceptives." Simple doesn't?? Well, hell no!! After the exam, I always kept remembering my answers. Most of them are either wrong or simply a careless mistake. For example, the short answer to define abortion. I wrote, "abortion is define as expulsion of the fetus before 28 weeks, and weight less than 1500 gms, upon which it can't survive independently." Can you detect any mistake in that sentence? yup, first is the age of gestation, supposed to be before 22 weeks, and then the WEIGHT! It was supposed to be 500 gms, not 1500 gms (a.k.a 1.5 kg!). I don't know what I was thinking when I wrote that answer. Another one is the short essay no. 4 below. It was an antepartum haemorrhage, and the DDs were simply placenta previa and abruptio placentae +/- genitalia bleeding. What I wrote? The first DD I put on my answer sheet was spontaneous abortion, followed by threatened abortion and ectopic pregnancy!! Realizing my stupid mistake, I put placenta previa and abruptio placentae last, with their different. I was so upset after the exam. But Alhamdulillah, my friend comfort me and said, "don't worry Faiz, this is only the 1st IA, maybe He want us to work harder. Don't worry, there is still time before the final...that is the most important." I was relieved to hear his word of comfort, not to forget other comforting word from Imran. I know I can be a little 'bitchy' sometime, but well, that's me! Here are the questions.
Well, that's all for today. Tomorrow is paediatric. Wish me luck! Until then.....