0. Briefly tell about yourself, when do you graduate, where do you work now?
Hi fellas, I’m Djito, I graduated from AUP in 2005, majoring in medical technology. I’m currently taking Master in Computer Science.
1. Why you took BS Medical Technology?
Initially I thought I wanted to be a medical doctor, so medtech is certainly one of the good pre-med course before taking medical school. Unfortunately, just few months before I graduate from medtech I realized that I didn’t really want to be a doctor.
2. What is the best part of the course?
The training and the people (ok, those are two).
Although I didn’t realize when I was there, now I believe that the clinical division (3rd year) training in medtech impacted my life forever. Although now I’m not practicing in medical technology field, It pushed me to know my limit and made me understand the importance of persistence in life. Other than that I also learn Filipino during the clinical and internship.
Alongside the training, I got to know some of the smartest and interesting people I meet in my life, who are still a very good friends of mine till now.
3. What is the worst part of the course?
Probably the time it requires to complete. The medtech curriculum in Philippines when I studied requires five years to complete due to the one year internship in hospitals across the nation.
4. Any advice to medtech students?
If you’re in first and second year, don’t worry too much about the course, you don’t know anything about it till you’re in clinical division.
If you’re in clinical division, be strong, pray a lot to God, and study smart. It maybe hard (or very hard) but it worth all the pain, so don’t give up. Winston Churchill used to say:
“If you’re going through hell, you better keep going.”
If you’re in internship, congratulations, and enjoy your life!