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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

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

brick by boring brick

Hey everyone,

If you can see the huge countdown above, 26 days left. By the time you read this, it's probably way lesser that that. I'm so worried right now. 

Banyak sangat lagi tak baca. But I keep telling myself that I survived May, I have to, I have to say that..over and over again to keep motivating myself. That I'm just like everyone else now after #RememberNovember huhu.

I know, I wanted to postpone writing on this blog at least until Finals but I want to remember the moments leading up to #FebFinals. I mean, I haven't been writing in my journal lately. Imagine my grandchildren reading my journal in the future, they'd be like, "Grandpapa, what happened between November 2013 and February 2014?" Lol, in which I'd ask them to go to my blog. Kah3.

Ok, I'm not panicking. So this is a good sign. But certainly, I'm not making good progress. The main things like Cardio and Repsiratory (Heart and Lungs) stuff haven't been covered :O But I will, as I always do iA. My MACCS (Mandatory Assessment of Core Clinical Skills) are such a pain! I began CP3 with 29 skills to be done. Now all that's left is 2. Sounds easy but a catheter has a rarity similar to that of Mewtwo.

This is Mewtwo (source)

Ok, mungkin bukan Mewtwo but more like Articuno or Moltres. No offence but I was never really a fan of Zapdos.

The 3 legendary birds. As legendary as the legendary catheter (source)

And did you know that medical students can fail final year if they don't complete their MACCS? I know right, so annoying. I have even gone to Derby this Monday but failed to find a catheter. So I just have to look for one here in QMC.


Bit by bit, I will complete my MACCS and so will you guys iA. So, don't let them bring you down. Ok, sebenarnya the MACCS is affecting me more than you guys hahaha. But you know what I mean.

And I know, banyak lagi nak baca. Just want to let you know that it is never too late and there is still time. So, don't give up.

We will face February soon and when that happens, we will make it through iA. How do I know? Just have a little faith. Allah has awesome plans for us ;)

This video is pretty awesome too

4 weeks left! Time to increase my caffeine intake...

Saturday, January 04, 2014

survive the game

Yesterday, I learned that I, Adlan Wafi Ramli has officially passed 4th Year of Medicine. Alhamdulillah! And the feeling is beyond awesomeness..

And I made this video the night before the revelation because I couldn't sleep, haha. This video was meant to tell how I've felt throughout the process but I actually caused more anxiety among my family members, huhu. My little brother actually thought that I still fail 3 exams and my aunts gave words of encouragement to my dad, huhu. I honestly thought the video was funny, didn't mean to make people worry. Sorry if it did!

This is my mark and it's PERFECT to me ^_^

But alhamdulillah, I passed Paediatrics Knowledge and thus, I passed 4th Year!! Woot2! Haha. And the only thing that stands between me and going home is Finals which is basically like everyone else :)))))

I have to say that my elective period has been challenged three times thus far:
  • I failed my MACCS (Mandatory Assessment of Core Clinical Skills) in Obs & Gynae. So you can sort of understand why I don't like this specialty.
  • #PrayForMay - 7 exams in one week?! It was a blessing from Allah that I passed them all
  • #RememberNovember - it's the only one left from 4th Year. Failing it would mean repeating the whole attachment in the elective period. And I really wanted to go home after everything I've been through, huhu.
So yeah, take that Medical School. I beat you! Haha. Well, there's still Finals but I'm so determined right now. Don't worry peers, I still have a lot to cover. After all, I think you guys are much readier than what you believe since you only had to focus on CP3 (Clinical Phase 3 aka Finals). We'll make it through iA.

I remembered that I once said to Syakir that it would be an irony if I could survive May with 7 exams but failed to even pass one exam in November. Alhamdulillah, that didn't happen.

Guess what? I no longer have the status as a medical student with credit fails. And I like it when my mum said that I'm just like everyone else. It feels great! Now I know how it feels like to be like Hosni, Iman and Madihah. Best giler! 

Look at this screenshot..

It now looks like this..

I'm on cloud 9!

And to those who have never failed anything, this is how the letter looks like

I really don't like it that they used the word "penalty" to refer to credit fails. Ingat ni bola ke apa?!

Alhamdulillah, I was not suspended, my elective period remains fully intact and I have no more credit fails. Elective attachments are sorted. I'm going to do mine in DEMC Specialist Hospital in Shah Alam and UKM Medical Centre in Cheras. Coolness.

Oh yeah, when I called my mum yesterday, I had a flashback to the day when I called to tell her that I failed my exams. It was such a sad day. But yesterday was one of the best days of medical school. My mum was so happy and so was my dad when I told him the great news.

And today, I had a celebration lunch with Syakir because we became survivors :D And tomorrow, I'm going to do some ice-skating with Akhtar Muzhaffar, Zulhilmi Azmi and Syafiq Razib.

Thanks again to everyone! Thank you so much!! Alhamdulillah 'ala kulli hal :)

The final silver lining of 4th Year. Perfect ending.

After one long year, I survived my failures. It was a really, really, really long year but I'm grateful and so relieved that it's over now.

Ok Wafi, let's work hard for Finals. And don't doubt yourself too often. Allah keeps on showing you that He will always be there...

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

make you feel my love

Hello readers,

I want to show you something. It's a screenshot of the form which I have filled in for my elective placements in Malaysia.

You see, I really like doing things which would make people be intrigued about Islam. With this form I filled in, I hope the lady who reads it would actually Google the words which I have used and would then understand what they mean. 

I've done other things as well. During our graduation in December 2012, I prayed at the pavement near the hall where the ceremony was held. I know a lot of people (my colleagues from my year) were walking around and I hope that by observing me, they would at least be curious & try to find out more about Islam. It's the same when I was in Lincoln in November. The only place to pray at the hospital was in the chapel. And I saw a corner where there is a glass window which would allow other people from various floors of the hospital to see me. So yeah, obviously I prayed there in hoping that someone would see me and who knows, Allah might open that person's heart to Islam one day. You never know.

I know, there are many more efficient ways of spreading Islam. But I choose to do these simple things as well. Because they're easy and they might be insignificant..but if I can touch a person's heart through these minuscule actions, that would mean so much.

Try it yourself. I know it's hard and sometimes you just don't feel comfortable but you get used to it once you make it a habit. I'm still practising myself, huhu.

To show them the beauty of Islam; to make them feel the love towards the Almighty...