So, he is a man of great experience. We get informed about his arrival before hand; the dorm sergeant makes a proper reminder about that, the night before. This is what happens when the Chief General Surgeon comes to take your class.
For those of you, who don’t know what this means, he is the guy that consults the head of the state: the President /Prime minister of Bangladesh. He is busy giving consults and spends less time in the hospital; this is what happens when you reach “that” level of supremacy.
He starts off with his extended introduction. Men who reach such great heights always have women behind them. As he was describing his educational profile, he also mentioned when he got married and when his two sons were born. People interpret this in different ways but what I think was that he tried to personalize, which is great ice breaker (since we were so scared of him).
He got personal, he gave us faith and he believed in us.
He gave us faith. Talking about Bangladesh and how he truly loves his country, well almost brought tears in my eyes. I love my country as well, the people and their suffering. We are there for the people, by the people. Do you see, Nepal, I am there for you! Just give me two more years. How many of you can actually say this for your own country?
He believes that one day; one of us might figure the cure for colon cancer. Most teachers think differently, we usually get taunts. It was actually the first time, a teacher raised our bar. We are so obsessed with minor details about life like for instance, the test score results or how much sleep we miss. We have this amazing chance of discovering different treatment modalities and we must be able to dream big. Who knows? I might discover something as well and so can the 99 other meds that I know from my batch.
He touched a different dimension to medical science; the branch that deals with emotional health. Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing and not merely an absence of disease or infirmity as a result of which a person will lead a socially and economically productive life. We were missing out on the mental well being of a person, their social health.
We usually forget our objectives. This is an extremely long course and it takes half of your youth life to actually finish it. It’s natural for people to be repelled by it. Why did we decide to sacrifice all these days to vigorous studying and practice? When people like him come to us and remind us that we are doing this for the people, for the country, it actually makes us feel good about our sacrifices.
We are there to serve humanity, its sufferings. In return we just want faith, we just want faith!