Friday, August 5, 2016


In the name of Allah, The Most Gracious, Most Merciful

I have been working as a health care provider for almost a year now. So how was it? Like many other things in life, I believe there will always be up and down in everything. Whatever we do, where ever we go, we will experience this phase, the only difference is the working environment and social support.

Before I started working as a house-officer, I heard lots of people say, working as a doctor, you will have no life. Most of the time you will be at the hospital with patients. I even heard people told me this one "fact" saying that doctors have a high divorce rate in Malaysia (this need to be confirmed) because they worked so hard till they have no or little time with their family.

I'm a bit skeptical about all those "facts", because I've seen doctors, specialist and even consultants who can still have a good family time even though they worked more than 70 hours per week. I keep asking myself, how in this world do they manage balancing their personal life and work as a doctor? How come there are doctors who can live happily with their family while there there are other group of doctors who had to end their marriage?

After sometimes I realized, it is not about the duration of time they spend with their family, but the reason this group of doctor manage to keep their family together because they have a good family support. A family that understand and respect their profession as a health care provider.