Friday, May 5, 2017

How Did I End Up in UniSZA's Medical Imaging

Assalamualaikum and hi! Finally week 14 is over and I am now 8 days away from my first final paper excluding today. Sometimes it feels surreal; how I am so close to finishing my first year in UniSZA. 3 years to go, can't wait. Unfortunately I literally did nothing today sigh the weather is so boiling and even doing nothing feels so uncomfortable in this scorching weather. 

When I dropped out last year, it just so happened that UPU application was just about to open. It was Hannah that alerted me, since she has a sibling that was also applying for degree that year. 

UPU application was a lot easier back then in 2012. I can't find my application but I remember not having to send in the hard-copies of few required documents to the universities that we applied to, in UPU. Like if u apply 7 unis so documents tu e.g. results spm, transkrip asasi etc, kena photocopy 7 copies then send those to each uni *lap peluh*

I had a quite hard time re-deciding my future last year. Ever since I was small I actually have few dream jobs in mind, but of course answering to be a doctor/surgeon was what I mentioned the most, when people asked. So when I was thinking of what should I apply last year, few courses crossed my mind, some of the were English, Law, Dentistry, Architecture, Engineering, and even Industrial Design. I also thought of Nursing, and also Psychology, even Veterinary Med (because I received an offer to do Veterinary Medicine back then in 2012). I did some research here and there, asked few friends and did some calculations (financially unstable guys ekonomi teruk plus I did not want to apply for PTPTN, if possible). I eliminated dentistry and law after doing some thinking because I knowI am not a very hardworking person so these two wouldn't suit me, just like medicine haha and then I also didn't think I could do well in archi & designing because I can't really generate good ideas & and sleepless days are just not me (archi/designing courses have a lot of project assignments throughout the semester) so yes archi was also a no.

After some time, I figured out I needed to stay near home so my choices of universities were UIAM Kuantan Campus, UMP, UniSZA, UMT, UMK and USM. I thought I needed my family for me to rebuild my confidence and spirit after going through a rough setback. It was hard dealing with depression after dropping out because your negativity thickens a lot and if you don't seek help, it will eat you (sounds like a monster but yeah depression really is a monster). And little did I know that someone was going to cheat on me which left me devastated for a short period of time last year, and that made me feel choosing to furthering study near home was the best decision that I have ever made for myself.

Then I started to look at available courses at each aforementioned university and I also kinda decided that I still wanted to study science, specifically health science, despite having somewhat interest in arts and language because personally I think I can go farther doing science-based course. And this was how I discovered Medical Imaging in UniSZA. At that time, if I were to study Medical Imaging in UniSZA, I would be the pioneer batch because the course was just "launched" along with Bachelor of Biomedicine & Bachelor of Nutritional Science (pardon me if the name of these course aren't correct). These new courses are introduced under the Faculty of Health Sciences, in addition to Bachelor of Dietetics (undergraduate level). Besides these 4 degrees, Faculty of Health Sciences UniSZA also offers Diploma in Radiography, Diploma in Medical Lab Technology & Diploma in Physiotherapy. Wah jap kenapa macam tengah promote UniSZA ni ?! Hahaha. 

That made me google about medical imaging/radiography and long story short, I made it as my first choice in my UPU application. I wasn't interested in dietetics and others because I hate chemistry and Medical Imaging ni macam more to Physics so I was really okay with that bcs aku suka Physics (obviously) tapi sebenarnya I was anxious jugak, my last encounter with Physics was during foundation kot hahaha. 

Since I was a 2012-foundation leaver, I applied in the diploma leavers punya category so I just needed to fill in 8 blank fields but nak isi 8 pun seksa weh. Syukur dapat first choice tu once UPU results were out. As for USM, I applied for Medical Radiation. Syukur sebab UniSZA dah amik aku dulu hahahahaha. Frankly speaking, I applied Medical Imaging with NO INTENTION of being a radiographer. Weird, no? Haha. Actually, radiographer bukanlah the only thing we can do, after graduating in this course so no worries. Job scope course ni is not limited to only being a radiographer if you are not interested to be one. So sekarang ni hadap je lah dulu subjek Imaging Technique and later perlu perform well je lah for praktikal insyaAllah. Oh course ni macam ajet2 similar to medic gak sebab kitorang after sem 4 (second year) dah start praktikal tapi bukanlah full 2 years pergi praktikal. Like half sem study kat uni and half sem go praktikal at assigned hospital. Cuak jugak ni haha.

Oh actually UIA and UiTM pun ada course yang sama tapi aku masa tu macam tengok yuran UIA ni boleh tahan so aku macam oh taknaklah apply UIA but then masuk UniSZA 2K gak yuran cis betei hahaha pastu tanak masuk UiTM sebab jauh noks Shah Alam, tak kuasa dah nak berjauhan dengan family after 5 years of studying in Selangor. 

One funny story about applying uni last year was I actually did apply for UTP lol I applied for Mechanical Engineering and part kelakarnya, when I first check, the site said I wasn't shortlisted for the interview/educamp that was going to be held in Tronoh, Perak. So aku cam okay lah takpelah tak buat engineering pun tak kisahlah en. Sekali on Friday, masa tu demam, dapat a call from UTP saying that I was actually eligible to go for the educamp, there was an error on their site, but the educamp would be held on Saturday (lemme remind you that they called me on Friday, a day before, and it was in the evening lmao). Then I was like takpelah takyah lah pergi, tak sempat nak study pun for the interview, no prep, demam some more so I didn't go. Kelakar pulak tetiba je apply for engineering. Masa tu takdelah rasa confident gila pun boleh perform kalau masuk engineering but I thought, kalau ayah boleh, why not me? (: Tapi takpelah, jodoh nak masuk bidang medical physics, kira okay lah kan? :D

Happy jugalah masa tau yang medical imaging ni falls under medical physics punya field. Sebab dulu ada cita-cita nak apply biomedical engineering tapi sebab taknak pergi UniMAP @ UTM, cancel nak further study bidang tu. Naturally a homesick type of person kan so kenalah bijak dalam membuat keputusan hahahaha sekarang alhamdulillah I am happy here in UniSZA. Mula2 macam eh sikitnya classmates aku kat PU dulu pun 60 ppl per batch sekali masuk sini, 20 orang je? Haha sebab diorang amik at most 30 people sahaja per course under fakulti sains kesihatan ni. Best jugak sikit sebenarnya because you'll be close to everyone tapi tak best sebab sorang tak datang terus jadi obvious so yeah kalau u ponteng memang tak lah nak fake kan signature hahaha no such thing. Alhamdulillah so far so good I feel like we are one big family I hope class aku stays the way we are until forever ♥

Next time I'll write in details about Medical Imaging because I'm expecting prospective students of Medical Imaging (UniSZA) would want to know lah kan a bit abt this course especially the juniors that will join us in September 2017. Okay I should be planning my study schedule for finals now, wish me luck for my exam guys.

Till then earthlings ♥ 


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