Saturday, March 20, 2010

Birthday Party: February & March


Our target for this monthand last month are:

Nitthya

Bupha

Saufiq
Ricky
Not Prof Nordin, Its Mustaqim ok (No other picture, malas nak crop.. Its hard to get a proper picture of Mustaqim, if you know what I mean)

wong
(xda pic dialah dlm database aku ni)


This party was actually plan by some of the 1st batch students, not all of us really know. In fact, if this plan has gotten to me earlier i might be the 'mulut tempayan' and bust of all of the surprise.

Deceived by this group of people who had plan all of this *angelic and **devious plan, all of us went down at 9.00 a.m. We walk down to the cafe having our minds thinking that there 'll be a meeting of Persatuan Mahasiswa UDM. the meeting was just a cover.
*angelic? celebrating our friends' birhtday!
**devious? Why you'll soon know what I meant...

BUT SORRY MATES, its not a surprise after all, those food and drinks are to exposed for these curious eyes. I understand they must be tired and time is limited, we cannot expect that it will go well as planed. (Maybe la... betul ke?? Just a wild guess.) Some of these birthday girls and boys are too early and some are late. So Nitthya, Ricky, Wong knows. (Ala.. Spoilnya)


Waiting for the birthday girls and boys to arrive


Saufiq our Sports And Recreational Bureau are the last to arrive, talking to the phone or maybe 'talking' to the phone. hmmm... Takut diapa-apakan lah tu? Should he run or should he panicked? Fortunately for him Flight or fright response is not activated at all due to the fact that lots of food is served! (gurau je ye saufiq)
(tak besnya takdela B2 receptor activated for bronchodilation! Saja je nak kaitkan ngan phisio! anyway you brochodilation can be brought about by Salbutamol, short acting B2 angonist)

The party starts with a birthday song and blowing candles just like any birthday party. I could not imagine the party going any other way anyway.


Nitthya and his big brother, Mustaqim

Unrelated porsennels poses wih bithday cake
The 'perasmian' of the cake!
(bupha's hand if im not mistaken)


Then comes the time to eat!


Menu of the day:

Beverage:
Coke

Food:
Kerepok Lekor
Keropok Cheasels
Keropok Twisties

Dessert:
Birthday cake March
Birthday cake April


It doesn't sound nutritious isn't it?
A treat of fats, sugars and preservatives!




Friday, March 12, 2010

10 WAYS TO BE A GOOD MEDICAL SCHOOL STUDENTS..................

1. Be An Excellent Manager of Your Own Time

Medical school will overwhelm you. In the five years it will take you to get your MBBS OR MD, you will be presented with more information that you must master than you might have thought possible, even if you did attend a rigorous pre-med program. Accordingly, the first tip to being a good medical student is to develop time-management skills.


2. Be Friends With More Experienced Medical Students

Making connections early in your medical school career with students who have been around longer than you can be invaluable. You can learn from their mistakes instead of making them on your own.


3. Be Respectful of Your Own Health

During this overwhelming time, you will be taxing your physical and mental resources to stay on top of your studies. While it's important that you do well, of course, you must balance your quest for excellence with a commitment to maintaining your health.

4. Be Respectful of The Undertaking


Becoming a doctor is one of the most important things a person can do. Respect this undertaking, and understand that the other aspects of your life (anything non-med-school related) are going to have to take a back seat for a while. A long while.

5. Hit The Books Hard and Often


Get to love studying if you don't already. There's only one way to master the amount of information you need to when people's lives are in your hands, and that's to immerse yourself in it.

6.Play To Your Strengths, But Don't Be Limited To Them


Medical school is like any other kind of school in some ways -- it's a learning experience. Do engage in learning opportunities that will showcase your strengths, but also look for ways to grow, to build on areas where you might not be as strong.

7. Choose Your Specialization AS SOON AS POSSIBLE


The earlier you can decide about which area of medicine you'd like to practice, the earlier you can become an expert in this area.

8. Find Mentors In Your Field Of Choice


Before you decide on a specialization, talk to the experienced students you know about what they think. Talk to doctors currently practicing in the field that appeals to you. Talk to your instructors. Make professional connections with people who are already doing the kinds of things you want to be doing after you're out of school.

9. Write As Much As You Can


Medical school may be too early to think about publishing your work, but if you are looking for prestige in your field, plan on publishing in the future. The best way to get publication worthy is to write what you can, perhaps by helping already publishing doctors prepare articles.

10. Take The Occasional Break

good luck all my friend....hopefully we will reach safely the final destination after 5 years of journey in this medical school.......

by, nitthiya
publicity and external affairs exco..........

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

How sleep loss threatens your health

Many people don’t realize that lack of sufficient sleep can trigger mild to potentially life-threatening consequences, from weight gain to a heart attack. Hopefully all udm medical students will learn something from this and practice good sleeping routine after this......
there are many negative consequences if you guys didnt get enough sleep.....


Viral infections

Anecdotal evidence supports the notion that when you’re tired and run-down, you’re more likely to get sick. A 2009 study in Archives of Internal Medicine offers some proof. Researchers tracked the sleep habits of 153 men and women for two weeks, then quarantined them for five days and exposed them to cold viruses. People who slept an average of less than seven hours per night were three times as likely to get sick as those who averaged at least eight hours.


Weight gain

Not getting enough sleep makes you more likely to gain weight, according to a 2008 review article in the journal Obesity that analyzed findings from 36 different studies of sleep duration and body weight.
The link appears to be especially strong among children. Lack of sufficient sleep tends to disrupt hormones that control hunger and appetite, and the resulting daytime fatigue often discourages you from exercising. Excess weight, in turn, increases the risk of a number of health problems—including some of those listed in the following paragraphs.


Diabetes

A 2009 report in Diabetes Care found a sharp increase in the risk of type 2 diabetes in people with persistent insomnia. People who had insomnia for a year or longer and who slept less than five hours per night had a threefold higher risk of type 2 diabetes compared with those who had no sleep complaints and who slept six or more hours nightly. As with overweight and obesity (which are also closely linked to type 2 diabetes), the underlying cause is thought to involve a disruption of the body’s normal hormonal regulation resulting from insufficient sleep.


High blood pressure


Researchers involved in the diabetes study also evaluated risk of high blood pressure among the same group of people, which included more than 1,700 randomly chosen men and women from rural Pennsylvania.
As described in a 2009 article in the journal Sleep, the researchers found the risk of high blood pressure was three-and-a-half times greater among insomniacs who routinely slept less than six hours per night compared with normal sleepers who slept six or more hours nightly.


Heart disease


A number of studies have linked short-term sleep deprivation with several well-known risk factors for heart disease, including higher cholesterol levels, higher triglyceride levels, and higher blood pressure.
One such report, published in a 2009 issue of Sleep, included more than 98,000 Japanese men and women ages 40 to 79 who were followed for just over 14 years. Compared with women who snoozed for seven hours, women who got no more than four hours of shut-eye were twice as likely to die from heart disease, the researchers found.
One common cause of poor sleep, sleep apnea—a life-threatening condition in which breathing stops or becomes shallower hundreds of times each night—also raises heart disease risk. In the Wisconsin Sleep Cohort study, people with severe sleep apnea were three times more likely to die of heart disease during 18 years of follow-up than those without apnea. When researchers excluded those who used a breathing machine (a common apnea treatment), the risk jumped to more than five times higher. Apnea spells can trigger arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and the condition also increases the risk of stroke and heart failure.

Mental illness


A study of about 1,000 adults ages 21 to 30 found that, compared with normal sleepers, those who reported a history of insomnia during an interview were four times as likely to develop major depression by the time of a second interview three years later. And two studies in young people—one involving 300 pairs of young twins, and another including about 1,000 teenagers—found that sleep problems developed before a diagnosis of major depression and (to a lesser extent) anxiety. Sleep problems in the teenagers preceded depression 69% of the time and anxiety disorders 27% of the time.


Mortality


In the Japanese heart disease study described above, short sleepers of both genders had a 1.3-fold increase in mortality compared with those who got sufficient sleep. Severe sleep apnea raises the risk of dying early by 46%, according to a 2009 study of 6,400 men and women whom researchers followed for an average of eight years. Although only about 8% of the men in the study had severe apnea, those who did and who were between 40 and 70 years of age were twice as likely to die from any cause as healthy men in the same age group.
Clearly, getting enough sleep is just as important as other vital elements of good health, such as eating a healthy diet, getting regular exercise, and practicing good dental hygiene. In short, sleep is not a luxury but a basic component of a healthy lifestyle.


so the moral of the story to all mbbs udm students get enough sleep..dont stress urself too much.....stress-free and enjoy ur life as much as guys can......



adapted from: http://www.health.havard.edu/

by, nithya
publicity and external affairs exco......

Friday, March 5, 2010

AKTIVITI GOTONG-ROYONG ASRAMA MAIDAM DI KAMPUNG LADANG SEHAT






















BARU-BARU INI, PELAJAR-PELAJAR MEDIC UDM BERSAMA PELAJAR-PELAJAR JURUSAN LAIN YANG TINGGAL DI ASRAMA MAIDAM TELAH MENGIKUTI PROGRAM GOTONG-ROYONG BERSAMA PENDUDUK KAMPUNG LADANG SEHAT. PROGRAM INI BERLANGSUNG PADA HARI SABTU BERSAMAAN 27 FEBRUARI 2010 BERMULA PUKUL 7.00 AM SEHINGGA PUKUL 2.00PM. PROGRAM INI MENDAPAT SAMBUTAN YANG SANGAT MENGGALAKAN DARIPADA SEMUA PELAJAR UDM DAN PENDUDUK KAMPUNG LADANG SEHAT..SEMUA PELAJAR YANG MENGIKUTI PROGRAM INI MENDAPAT CENDERAMATA DARIPADA PENDUDUK KAMPUNG...WALAUPUN LETIH SEMUA PELAJAR SANGAT BERPUAS HATI KERANA DAPAT MENOLONG PENDUDUK KAMPUNG TERSEBUT...

MEETING AJK TERTINGGI PERMATA UDM







MESYUARAT AHLI JAWATANKUASA TERTINGGI MEDSTA TELAH DIJALANKAN PADA HARI JUMAAT BERSAMAAN DENGAN 26 FEBRUARI LEPAS DI BILIK REHAT ASRAMA MAIDAM. SEMUA AJK TERTINGGI MEDSTA TELAH MENGHADIRI MESYUARAT INI. MESYUARAT INI BERMULA PADA PUKUL 3.00 PTG DAN TAMAT PADA PUKUL 5.OO PTG. MESYURAT INI DIKETUAI OLEH YDP MEDSTA. SEMUA EXCO TELAH MEMBENTANGKAN RANCANGAN PROGRAM YANG AKAN DIANJURKAN OLEH EXCO MASING-MASING PADA TAHUN INI. SELAIN, ISU-ISU BERKAITAN DISPLIN DAN SEGALA ADUAN JUGA TELAH DIBINCANGKAN DALAM MESUARAT INI. YDP TELAH MENCADANGKAN SUPAYA CARA PEMILIHAN EXCO TERTINGGI MEDSTA AKAN DITUKAR KEPADA BENTUK PERBAHASAN DARIPADA BENTUK PENGUNDIAN YANG DIGUNAKAN SEBELUM INI.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Trip to Pusat Darah Negara, Institut Jantung Negara

In conjunction with the 1st module of the second semester, the Cardiovascular module; a trip to Kuala Lumpur has been organized. The question is why Kuala Lumpur?


When it comes to Kuala Lumpur most of the places has the word "Negara" in it. Perpustakaan Negara, Balai Seni Negara and Pusat Sains Negara. So, Institut Jantung Negara and Pusat Darah Negara is not an exceptional. This suits one of our objectives which is to to get exposure of the latest techniques and medical methods available, especially related to the Cardiovascular Module.



Just right after Chinese New Year( 16/2/10) a trip consisting of the first year students, 3 lecturers, a few staff and dean (Professor Ahmad Zubaidi) departs from UDM Kampus Kota at noon.

The Bus ride had not gone exactly as in the schedule due to some traffic jam near Karak Highway.


The Traffic Jam Drove Us Crazy!
Need some early sleep..

But, we eventually arrived at 10.00 p.m at Plaza Rah and then Kolej Tun Syed Nasir, which will be the place to stay for next 2 days.
We got in our respective rooms, unpack our things and had a good night sleep. (Its gonna be a long day tomorrow!)

The next day starts with a nice breakfast at a food court near HKL. Our dean insisted for us to try the food there. Its the place where he always go when he was a student. This day was specially allocated for visit to UKM. It is specially done so that we can learn the way the pioneer Medical School handle things.

Breakfast at HKL


Our visit starts at the UKM Anatomy Museum. As one of the pioneer medical school in Malaysia, of course they had a lot of anatomy materials compared to UDM. Who knows in next few years will have our own museum? Guess lot of work for our science officer, Abg Najib and Cik Zul! Hohoho..
Well, we got to see lots of Plastinations, Jar Museum and Wax coated specimen. Plastinations last longer and odorless.

Anatomy Museum

Next stop is the Dissection Hall. The accompanying UKM lecturer is so interactive and friendly. Sorry I cannot recall her name, she ask one question about shoulder pain (I think,Cannot recall either). Its not that we do not know but its something we have not learn yet. But luckily, Dr. Thant Zin save us, well what can you expect from a Pathologist. Its about Sub-Pherinc Abscess. Thanks, nice save! Before going on to the next department, we watch a recorded video on the Spinal Cord. ( I guess its to early for CNS anatomy!)




Examining the cadaver

Then we continue our visit to each department under Medical Faculty. (Pharmacology, biochemistry, Physiology) We had been given tour in each department and had also some discussions on how things operate here in medical school. The stuff are friendly and resourceful.


One of the Jar specimen in parasitology department: Ascaris lumbricoides

Physiology department: Discussion

Listening attentively?

If you are around UKM KL campus, it is a must to stop by Kamal Bookstore which is just a stone's throw away from the campus. We bought our own stethoscope and some extra books.
(Guyton's Phisiology and also Macleods Clinical Book)


We had some rest an around 5 pm it is time to go to Professor Zubaidi's house in Sunway Damansara. We had our Solat Maghrib Jemaah there and had dinner. Dinner was superb but the speeches from Prof. Zubaidi, lecturers and Irsyad are the one which are meaningful.
Professor Murali said he enjoyed the visit and also praised, Prof. Zubaidi as a great host.


Arriving at Professor Zubaidi's Home Sweet Home


Speech by Prof. Zubaidi



Menu of the day: Nasi Biryani


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On the second day, like the day before, we ate our breakfast near HKL and then straight to Pusat Darah Negara. We were assisted by the
We were shown how things operate there, from the transfusion process to the labaratory process. We learnt that blood can be processed into red blood cell, platelets and plasma. Some of us also had volunteered to donate. But, not all are used to blood donating! First time? Yikess...



Components of Blood


Briefing before tour

Some decide to donate!


Cross matching
Blood is test for HIV or etc before given to the patient



Institut Jantung Negara was one place that we have been anticipated to go to. We had our lecture first by Dato' Dr. Nasir (A cardiosurgeon) than we had our tour. Remember! There are two ways of investigating heart problems! ~invasive and non-invasive!

One thing which we appreciate most was the Echocardiogram, such magnificent technology! (magnificent? Too bombastic word) Thanks to me, there is a volunteer, I really want to see my heart, (like a mother eager to see her baby in her uterus) but the screen is in different direction! Well not a total bummer, at least i know my heart is healthy and free checkup from a great specialist does not always happen this days. Anyway Dato' Nasir describe us how to identify the valves, apex and chambers from the screen. Plus, the liver also has been shown: the Portal triad an IVC.
The radiology department had also shown us the MRI and CT scan images of the heart.
We end our trip to IJN earlier than expected, went straight back to KTSN after few group photograph.

Malaysian Hearts Institution


A lecture given by Dato' Dr Nasir


With Dato' Naser, Prof Murali and Prof. Murali's wife

Candid..

video
Echocardiogram demo


Equipment for Stress Test


A portable equipment to record hearts activity during attack.
Very convinient by just playing the recorded sound on the phone line to IJN, it is then automatically analyzed!

Group Photo

Since we havent had our free activity yet, Prof. Zabidah decided to let go shopping.
We were already exhausted but this is actually a good thing to do to end up our trip.

9.00 P.M was our queue to regroup and wait for our bus to back to UDM. We met Prof. Zabidah's son and daughter and it makes me think that it mas be hard for a mother to bee away from their kids. Its a sacrifice in order to help to create some good doctors over here in UDM.


One last group photo

We arrived around 5 a.m. The bus ride felt short because most of us were sleeping. Too tired I guess.. Well its worth it. Thank you so much to our dean, lecturers and staff who have worked so hard for our trip. Its meaningful really!
Thanks to our lecturer and staff who worked hard for this trip. We really appreciate it!

Written by:
Muhammad Asraf Abdullah Latif
Publicity and External Relations Exco
P/S: Hope you like it. Website will be in months
I think. Don't remember how to use frontpage.
Every 5 minutes starts operating the website it gives
me headache, so I stopped. Still trying to learn
how to use it from a website.