I married in August 1996 while doing my last housemanship posting in internal medicine in Hospital Kuala Terengganu. In November the same year me and my wife were posted to Pahang. When we met the state director in his office, we were not even invited to sit down when he handed over few papers containing instruction for us to go to Jerantut. I will be posted to Kuala Tembeling Community Clinic while my wife to Jerantut Hospital. I tried to postpone the posting citing my interest to complete the third posting, which were Paediatrics and Orthopaedics; but my request was denied because they said the decision was made even before I arrived to Pahang. Heartbroken, I obliged. Public health is not my interest. I aspired to be a surgeon, a Urologist to be exact. I did litholapaxy, cystoscopic examination, removal of urethral stent and so many other urology procedures. In fact I like urology since I was a medical student. I can’t imagine myself doing public health so early in my medical life.
“First do no harm”, is supposedly a part of the Hippocratic Oath even though there are arguments that it was not in its original scripture found in AD245. In Islam, we