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Visa Guidelines is back

Alhamdulillah, I got married to a lovely lady by the name of Sarah and we're enjoying our new phase in life since that momentous day.

And yeah, I graduated from the University of Nottingham and thus, escaping from the evil clutches of my medical school. woot2! probably needs a post on this as well but yeah, maybe later.

at the bottom of this blog, there is an article on visa guidelines for medical students graduated from UK medical schools under MARA scholarship who are planning to work as an FY1 doctor in the UK.

After all, it was my visa guidelines which i made 5 years ago that helped me to get to know a lot of people and for some, have now become my close friends. And it helped a lot of other people as well. So I hope that this guideline would ease your efforts a bit. Visa application is always confusing.

Scroll down to the bottom for the guideline

Sunday, May 15, 2011

butterfly fly away

I have a bestfriend...about 2 years ago, he made lots and lots of butterflies out of many coloured papers when IB exam was around the corner.

And then, he asked me what to do with so many of those paper-coloured butterflies; I said give them to your friends, colour up their lives. 

And I got one butterfly; red in colour, which I happily wore the whole time on that one special day where you get to meet your teachers and friends before the dreadful exam. Sadly, the butterfly which I put on my green Pierre Cardin shirt went missing whilst I was in the hall on that fateful day. I was slightly upset about that but then again, it's not about the butterfly that made me upset. It's the fact that I have lost something sentimental which my friend had given to me.

Two years have passed, and here I am, trying to be strong with all the dramatic events that life can offer. And even though I may have lost the butterfly, at the very least, I still have him as my friend. (although I don't get to see him that much and even when we're in the same place, we would not have much time to spend together with...we're very busy people)

Anyway, this post is not for him, it's for you. 

Yes, you :)

So, exam is just around the corner. And I made a butterfly for you. Why? In the hope of trying to make your day. Cause I love trying to make someone's day. That's my hobby which I have developed since KMB. And that butterfly? It's the exact same type which my bestfriend had given to the lucky people of KMB. And since then, butterflies have always been special to me. Anyway, I wish you all the best. After all, who knows what the future holds? Only Allah knows what is destined for us. But at the very least, we need to ensure that we have given our very best. At the very least, I knew that I've tried my best~

"Do your best and let Allah do the rest ;)"

Caterpillar in the tree
How you wonder who you'll be
Can't go far but you can always dream; 

Wish you may and wish you might
Don't you worry, hold on tight
I promise you there will come a day, insyaAllah biiznillah...

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

didn't we almost have it all

And so the result is out:

So I walked home quickly to see if I got a reply from Dr D and it seems that he emailed everyone saying that the result was out - and I got no. 3!

Well okay, I've already gotten MIA (Molecular Immunology and Autoimmunity) for this semester so maybe it's time for someone else to get their 1st choice(s). You can't get everything that you want in life.

I wonder why do I always go for the popular ones..

"This year the percentage of students awarded their first or second choice of homebase (71%) fell from the previous year (85%)."

Yeah, I'm one of the 29%.

"This was probably a consequence of a substantial rise in the numbers placing Psychiatry as their first choice (68, up from 33 last year)."

And again, I'm one of the 68 from 270 (25.19%) medical students who opted for this homebase. Apparently, Psychiatry is the hot stuff for this year.

2 statistical figures directed at me :P

Ok, so I wouldn't be meeting Dr T or Dr T. I guess I'd be seeing Dr X (X means unknown).

Haha, my Top 5 had always been a plan. Put only those with less than 20 spots and think of the ones which people are least likely to go for and arrange them.

So there'll be no cakes for me then. But the reason why I put the 3 MOL (Molecular Medical Sciences: Immunology, Microbiology & Molecular and Cellular Pathology) in the middle is because I know that there will be Ms JP and she consistently gets credit for her efficiency. And plus MOL is one of the homebases which you do not have to read a lot during summer. And it's 5000 words of report only. And out of the 3, Microbiology is the one (according to my research prior to the selection) that recorded the highest mark for its modules; I put it as no. 3 instead of 2 cause I like Immunology more - I have passion for those Y-shaped thingies! Last but not least, I still have a chance to see Dr T and even Dr M-P, my tutor if I get the taught course III!

All is well! Even though I'm one of the few who didn't get my Top 2...(tu sebab kena keluarkan result awal-awal, haish)

Lagipun, bukan kita kena berazam untuk jadi golongan yang sedikit ke? (smile, smile, wink, wink) That may not be relevant, but you get the point right? ;)

Haha. Ok, I guess that's enough. I have 100+ lectures to be read. And it's sad to say goodbye to MIA..reminds me of the time when I said goodbye to BHS (Behavioural Sciences) last year. lol

Thank you Allah. I believe this is a better plan for me (^^,)

Bring on Microbiology for Sem 5! InsyaAllah, biiznillah...