Bro Ivan Insights for Medtech Graduates and CDs

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A week ago brother Ivan wrote comments in the “5th Tips for Medtech Intern” post in this blog. He is an AUP medical technology graduate, a senior of mine, and has a lot of important tips for all medtech graduates, and medtech cd as well. He wrote about the career alternative that medtech graduate possibly have in hospital beside in the hospital laboratory as we know it.

Brother Ivan wrote six parts comments in the post and I believe it is too valuable to be comments only, so here I create a dedicated post for his comments. I hope it can bring new insights for all of us. Continue reading “Bro Ivan Insights for Medtech Graduates and CDs”

Tips for Medtech Intern

 Work In Laboratory

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I just had a thought to write something for the medtech intern recently. In the previous two articles, I only address tips for the clinical division students. I believe I should share some guidelines also for the interns since the world of CD and of intern are quite different.

My Intern times may have past almost three years ago, but all the lessons, pain, troubles, and fun will always be fresh in my mind. Like the one year I spent in clinical division, my one year (ok, plus several days I got because I had absent and sick leaves) is paradoxically one of the best “toxic” year in my life. Think about it, what other course could have force you to travel around Philippines and mess around in one year (I had my intern in Mindanao Sanitarium and Hospital, Manila Adventist Medical Center, and Cagayan Valley Sanitarium and Hospital).

If there is one thing that pay all of the hardships in clinical division, it’s certainly the internship year. But be careful, it’s not a “honey and milk” year. And I hope my tips can give some insights for those who are going to intern and those who are already there as well. Let’s get going: Continue reading “Tips for Medtech Intern”

5th Tips to Survive in AUP Medtech CD

Finger Prick

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Hi all! Meet you again in this fifth tips to survive in the AUP Medical Technology Clinical Division life.
Thank you for your interest to read what I want to share with you in this article. To all who are currently in the CD, I hope my first four tips have made you survive the CD so far. Anyway, I realized that I have not share one of the most important tip based on my personal experience in CD.

In this fifth tip to survive the CD, I will talk about the mental qualification that you definitely need to have to pass the CD without getting insane, if you aren’t yet…. Hahaha! Just kidding!

First I want to ask a question. Have you ever wonder why you had so much hard times trying to survive in the CD? Stupid questions huh! Unless you are the direct descendant of Albert Einstein or Thomas Alfa Edison, you most probably have. And if I can give you the answer, it is this: You don’t realize or understand yet what it takes to be a Medtech CD students. Continue reading “5th Tips to Survive in AUP Medtech CD”

Survival’s Guide to AUP Med Tech CD

 Laboratory Girl

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Hello there!

First of all, I wanna congratulate you for reaching the CD (Clinical Division) stage of the Medical Technology of AUP!
Honestly, CD is not meant for all people. In fact, not all who entered CD will successfully pass it in the supposedly one year time period. And worst, few will even left.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not discouraging anyone here but merely presenting what really happened from the past.

And you know what? I’m not exempted from that thought of quitting the CD when I was there.

It was 2 months after I entered CD and I was kinda frustated with everything. I was frustated with my scores, my lack of sleep, my losing friends, my social life, my sanity… In short, my life was a mess!

And I thought to myself, “Should I quit this?”
I only had two options; the first one is to quit, and the second is to move on and fight till I die (whoa… very dramatic ha!)

But the first option is not a good option for me, cause I have spend two and a half year as Med Tech and I’m just too close to the finish line. So I chose the second option.

Allright, enough for the story, let’s discuss on how to survive in the cruel world of Clinical Division. Continue reading “Survival’s Guide to AUP Med Tech CD”