Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Three Down...

... two to go.

The previous three papers were quite hard, but I guess it's the standard we should expect from a university called University of Melbourne... Most of the people complaint that it's hard, but I guess many who complaint themselves are the same people who get the best scores later.

I was waiting for my Tom Yum when I found out that someone linked to my site. I followed the link, and realized that it's pointed to a touching article I put up in my blog one year ago.

I read it again, and after one year, I am still thoroughly touched. Perhaps even more, after the churning exams. Probably I will have a bit more strength to go through my PBL tonight. :) And if you are free, I would recommend everyone to read it - it's worth your time.

8 comments:

day-dreamer said...

Continue to add oil!

And as always... all the best!!

hL said...
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Melissa said...

bout the someone linked ur blog eh.. actually i know who's the person but i dunno how she came across ur blog though. she's my junior in high school but i only know her by name but she doesnt know me, nothing to do with me eh =)

hl: hi.. just a bit bout ur comment.. as wat i know, pbl is kinda a new thing i tod.. melb only started this system like erm 2000. many uni still use non-pbl style, as in they learn like by subject instead of body system. but anyway, 2007 there's no more undergrad med..going american style

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youngyew said...

Day-dreamer: Thanks for your wishes!

HL: Haha, HL, I sense some condescension in your remark worr... :P Just kidding just kidding.. About our course being unwilling to evolve... As far as I see, PBL is a good idea, but in terms of execution it really depends on the participants themselves... And also, newer doesn't always mean better. You could see all sorts of softwares have become more bloated in newer versions... Winamp, Netscape etc, to name a few.

By the way, can you tell me about SCL, when you have time?

Melissa: Oh, you come from Catholic High School? :D Never knew that... *embarrassed* haha... Eerm, anyway, I thought PBL is the case-learning (develop hypothesis, develop mechanism based on evidence etc), instead of the body system as you have said? If I'm not mistaken, the body system thingy is called integrated curriculum, or something like that.

Anyway, I didn't know that they are starting the post-grad system as soon as next year. That means I am lucky then. :)

dobbs said...

Interesting article - have blogged about it in the MMR (for tomorrow)
http://medicine.com.my/wp/

Melissa said...

haha..ya, that's wat i wanted to say..as in the case-learning style, instead of only lectures n lectures n more lectures.. the day i posted the comment was the paper 1 day haha..my hand wont type according to my brain ady haha...

if i rmb correctly, it's 2007. i'm very sure is very soon

youngyew said...

Thanks for your wishes!!

Dobb: Thanks for blogging about this article.. I hope that it has been a source of inspiration to current and aspiring doctors.

Melissa: Thanks for your information! :)