Do read the following, some of them I have put in a chronological order:
In the beginning.....
Russian medical options
BY KAREN CHAPMAN
WHEN it comes to studying medicine, Russia is probably not the first destination that comes to mind. Most students would cite the United Kingdom or even Australia as their top choice.
But before you dismiss Russia on grounds that you simply couldn't possibly master the Russian language or withstand those absolutely freezing temperatures, think again! Studying medicine in Russia might just turn out to be the best option for you if your financial resources are limited.
More and more Malaysians today are looking at Russia for a medical degree. Abdullah Mohd Salleh will tell you that studying medicine in Russia is not without its advantages His daughter, a fourth year medical student in Moscow Medical Academy, is not only under the tutelage of some of the finest doctors in the world but has also picked up the Russian language and is actively involved in student life....
Full Text: http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=...5&sec=education (From May 2004)
From Russia with love
Story and photos by JACKSON CHUNG
A student gives his take on the “highs” and “lows” of studying and living in Russia.
IN the last couple of years, Russia has become a hotbed for young Malaysians who wish to pursue a career in medicine. Why? Plain and simple — its tuition fees are particularly low.
Four years ago, I was among 180 Malaysian students who entered the Russian State Medical University (RSMU) in Moscow, referred to as the Second Medical University by the locals. Although I was a freshman in a foreign university surrounded by people who spoke a language I’d only heard in movies, I was still excited to be here.
Since then, I have seen the true Russia which can be exciting to some, and not as interesting to others.
In my few years in Moscow, I’ve taken notice of Russians and their general way of life. If you were to ask me what I dislike most, I’d say it is their attitude.
Most Muscovites are terse, cold and glum, and they hardly smile. I suppose friendliness is not instilled in their culture, and that did not make me feel welcome.
Russia is a country with a lot of red tape. Most of the jobs in Moscow are still labour-intensive, which make the procedures even lengthier.
The attitude towards work here doesn’t help, either: working hours are short and employees seem to take tea breaks whenever they want!
Full Text: http://thestar.com.my/education/story.asp?...4&sec=education (From Nov 2008)
Product of the System (POTS) Blog : Ukrainian CPR, Russian Life Support and the Boris Yeltsin Classification of Heart Failure
I pumped air and fluids and drugs into a man who was already dead.
Ahmad (not his real name) was stiff as a log by the time I was referred to him, more of a cadaver than a human being in distress.
It was not difficult to see why.
The first house officer was breaking his ribs instead of pumping his heart.
His counterpart had no experience in setting an intravenous cannula ever before.
The third of the trio simply stood by – an idle spectator in the midst of chaos. He should have brought some popcorn with him instead of a stethoscope.
The three had one thing in common – they graduated from medical schools in Ukraine and Russia.
For full text - click the links below
PART- 1 : http://unwantedcitizen.blogspot.com/2009/0...upport-and.html
PART- 2 : http://unwantedcitizen.blogspot.com/2009/0...ort-and_24.html
PART- 3 : http://unwantedcitizen.blogspot.com/2009/0...ort-and_27.html
PART- 4: http://unwantedcitizen.blogspot.com/2009/0...upport-and.html
PART- 5: http://unwantedcitizen.blogspot.com/2009/0...upport-and.html
...and from the Malaysian Medical Resources:
and very recently:
By RICHARD LIM and LOH FOON FONG
Concerns persist regarding the quality of medical graduates and the Government is preparing a number of initiatives to finetune the system.
HOW hard is it to tell the difference between a sleeping patient and a cyanosed one who is on course to meet his maker?
Observing the simple rise and fall of one’s chest would be a good start. Checking for a pulse would be another and observing that the patient has turned blue is an absolute must.
However, the obvious did not happen in the case of one Pak Abu, who was deemed to be sleeping by house officers.
Fortunately, an observant doctor on his last rounds came into the picture and Pak Abu was resuscitated.
The three house officers in charge, who graduated from Russian and Ukrainian universities, were reprimanded for negligence, and things went from bad to worse when it was discovered that they did not know the basics of resuscitation or what an oxygen face mask was.
Full Text: http://thestar.com.my/education/story.asp?...4&sec=education
You see the development over the years...?
This post has been edited by CyberSetan: Jun 25 2011, 08:25 PM