All posts in "Housemanship"

Life after quitting housemanship – a what-if scenario

By Bong YC / October 19, 2018

It’s easy to think quitting housemanship is the solution to all your problems.  I’m not here to tell you about my experience about quitting housemanship. This post aims to help guide your thinking process if you are on the verge of quitting. See, life after quitting housemanship wouldn’t be as rosy as you think. There are many […]


Quitting Housemanship

By Bong YC / May 23, 2018

Qutting Housemanship Should I quit housemanship? To be honest, this question has crossed my mind countless times. I came near to my breaking point barely 2 weeks into my HOship in O&G rotation. I can understand too well the stress of being in a completely new environment, feeling like an idiot and having no idea […]


Housemanship Experience – Part Two

By Bong YC / April 14, 2018

After 2 gruelling years, I have finally completed my compulsory house officer training. Anyone who has been through it would tell pretty much the same things – shitty working hours, exhausting workload, toxic environment – sometimes to the point of annoying those who are not in this field. “Yeah yeah we get it. You have […]


End of Another Year

By Bong YC / December 30, 2017

I cannot believe it’s already the end of 2017, and even more perplexed to find myself struggling to remember what has happened for the past year. Everything seems to be a blur, a life lived as though I wasn’t in control, a life in which things happened before I could comprehend the full magnitude of […]


Hospital food chain

By Bong YC / August 5, 2017

House officers are quite literally on the bottom of the hospital food chain. There are at the consultants and head of departments, the gods of medicine whose mere presence makes everyone scuttle. Pray they won’t ask you questions during ward rounds. Then there are the specialists who supervise the show in the ward. The ones […]


Housemanship rants: settle your own shit

By Bong YC / May 10, 2017

It’s no secret that housemen work their asses off doing what we call ‘joblists’ and scurrying around like rats frantically trying to complete what has been planned for the patients before their superiors do their rounds, day in and day out. Sometimes, one would come across something a task in the joblist that was planned […]


Housemanship Experience – Part One

By Bong YC / April 5, 2017

So you might ask, hey, how it’s like being a houseman? Well, I’ll try my best to summarise my experience working here for the past 1 year. Obstetrics and gynaecology I started off in O&G. Anybody who’s done O&G as their first posting will tell you that it’s a killer department and many got extended. […]