I am a Myanmar medical doctor, graduated (M.B.,B.S) from “University of Medicine (2), Yangon, Myanmar” in 2009. Embarrassingly, the government (military junta at that time) could not assign the newly graduated doctors at the hospitals in time. So, I was just wandering all along joining and volunteering in charity clinics, mobile clinics and some other stuffs just to improve myself. I also did some private practice to make some money trying not to burden my family and attended lots of CME courses to refresh my knowledge and stay up to date.
Then, a great turn in my life came in 2011 when I’ve connected with one of my same-batch friends in Jamaica. Long story short, I came to Jamaica, sat the registering/ licensing exam, became a fully registered doctor in December 2011 and started working as a locum intern in Kingston Public Hospital. That was the year that turn me into a totally independent and a mature person by jumping into the sea from just being in a house pool. There were a lot of hard times (once I even cried myself at work because of unbearable stress and loneliness) but I felt lucky and enjoyed steering my life myself in my own way.
My life become more colorful when I met with this chivalrous girlfriend who has been residing in Jamaica since about 4 years of age because of her parents, former Burmese immigrants to Jamaica. Although she has been in Jamaica since very young, she have been raised as in well-behaved traditional Myanmar Buddhist culture; thanks to her parents, she can still speak and understand Burmese language like a native person and even say Buddha prayers in difficult and different language called ”Par-Li”. As we share the same career that has very limited personal time to spend, so we understand each other a lot.
After I finished my SHO rotation in June 2013 and I started working as a grade 1 Medical Officer (MO-1) in Linstead Public Hospital until now.
I feel my life and career in the field of medicine would be different from many others out there and wanted to share as I grow up through all those struggles.
I used to think about getting a “Membership of the Royal College of Physicians” MRCP as it is a popular and reputable title in our country, but now I am turning my attention to get a license to practise in the U.S first.
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