If you must know, I never planned to become a medical lecturer ergo, I consider myself as an accidental educator. Back in 2004, I only wanted to have a decent job to raise my newborn son and support my lovely wife. But I eventually found myself enjoying the work that has become one of my passions since then.
I may have conducted lecture series to a thousands of students in the academe and post-graduate review centers back home but my work and their volume are not as significant as the results of their efforts. I always take pride whenever former students march down the hall during graduation rites more so when they pass their licensure exams for local and foreign employments and become successful in their own fields. Most of them if not all, have been grateful to my humble contribution to their studies; I always take it as my inspiration to do more.
I have been itching to give full life to my medical and narcotic licenses in the Philippines (read: practice my profession) but what should a father prioritize? Is it his professional growth and advancement or the future of his family? Just so you know, local medical practice isn’t as lucrative unless you are at your senior years and/or have gained profound experiences or if you’ve been blessed with hand-me-down-patients from relatives who are in the same playing fields.
Honestly, I despise people, sometimes even relatives who regret the fact that I’m working in classrooms rather than in hospitals or clinics. How can you be so sorry for someone who’s absolutely happy and fulfilled with what he’s doing? FYI, for as long as I keep my licenses with me in good professional standing, Medicine will forever flow in my bloodstream. 😀
..Meet some of the future doctors from our university-college in Penang…
As long as opportunity presents itself, I’ll welcome everything as wonderful blessings.