Anatomic Pathology. How did I end up here? One lazy morning on June, jobless, TV show-less, I decided to come to the campus, you know, for the WiFi (Kampus A really has the best internet connection). I downloaded few episodes & save offline-d as many YouTube video as I could (I was struggling with the 64gb memory, how could people live with 16gb?). I was about to leave when I saw Mutia and a bunch of my friends came in. We haven’t seen each other for weeks because of the UKMPPD & we talked for a while. The inevitable “so, what are you doing during this free time?” question popped up. I poured out my thought & worries to Mutia (shout out to Mutia, if you’re reading). She then remembered that dr. An Sp.PA(K) has contacted her multiple times & asked for her help on the department’s accreditation. She wasn’t really interested and ended up offering me this job. I had zero experience on accreditation and at that time I felt like I was battling my own self, should I take this job? What if what if what if. There’s always room for what if, believe me. No matter how full and jumbled my head was.
Saying yes was a big leap for me.
This department has its own pull and I fall in love. The people are super warm and very welcoming. I was a total stranger, who came along in the middle of a very busy accreditation preparation, yet they made me feel at home. The work place, the dynamic between supervisors & PPDS, the microscopes! I’m in awe. Helping on the accreditation process means administrative works, but I ain’t complaining. I get to be in this comfy bubble, away from my worries, and get paid. They also include us in some PA-related activities, like lokakarya, seminar, & pengabdian masyarakat. A week ago they let us tag along in one of their biggest pengabdian masyarakat in Pamekasan. We did breast exam, pap-smear, Q&A session, with over 100 participants. On the way home I couldn’t stop smiling. It felt warm to be a part of something. Seriously I couldn’t be more grateful.
I’m always interested in subjects like Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology, Microbiology, etc., & watching it with my own eyes, I’ve never been so sure.
I want this.