My summer at Queen Mary Hospital was more than just a break from school; it felt like a second home. I joined their “Student Exposure Program” to delve deeper into Hong Kong’s healthcare system and explore the life of a doctor. This immersive experience, under the guidance of Dr. Marvin Chung in the Orthopaedics and Trauma department, was an enlightening journey into the medical world.
This was not just an educational experience; it was a hands-on adventure. I stood shoulder to shoulder with accomplished surgeons, observing intricate procedures on Trigger Finger, Trauma Fractures, and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, and even observed a 16-hour long surgery. The practical workshops were another highlight: developing skills in applying Plaster of Paris and Boxing Gloves was both challenging and rewarding.
However, spending 100 hours in the hospital gave my career and university application a clearer direction, consolidating my passion for the medical field and making my ambition to become a Doctor more concrete. I wholeheartedly recommend this program to everyone who has an interest in healthcare. The summer at Queen Mary Hospital was not just an exposure program; it was a transformative journey that could guide your future. So, seize this opportunity next summer, and you might find yourself at home in the world of healthcare, just like I did.
By Ray Sun (13G2)
Over the summer, I had the invaluable opportunity to participate in the ‘Student Exposure Programme’ under the guidance of Dr. Marvin Chung, an Orthopedic and Traumatology doctor sub specialising in hand surgery.
During my time in this programme, I had the privilege of observing numerous surgical procedures, and encountered a range of hand-related conditions, including Trigger Fingers, bone fractures and Brachysyndactyly, a rare congenital disorder. In addition to gaining insight into the clinical aspects of healthcare, Dr. Chung also shared his own personal journey in becoming a doctor and provided us with a realistic yet inspiring account of the challenges and rewards of following a medical pathway.
I am immensely grateful to Dr. Chung for his guidance as this once in a lifetime experience left an indelible impression on me and as I reflect on my time in the programme, I am filled with a renewed sense of passion and determination to pursue a career in medicine in the near future!
By Douglas Wong (13P2)