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November 2021, Volume 15, Issue No. 3

Official Journal of Malaysian Orthopaedic Association and ASEAN Orthopaedic Association

Letters to a Young Doctor: Exploring and Surviving a Career in Medicine


“As the afternoon wore on, all those providing the service slid lower behind their consulting desk, weighed down by patient after patient with seemingly unending back pain, showing no sign of remission”.

He fears the physical alienation in the virtual world of social media and worries that students studying long hours online will lose their social skills. He emphasises that “medicine is as much an art as it is a science”. Verbal and non-verbal communication is an art needing empathy and the ability to recognise nuances in the facial expressions and body language of a patient.

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The Malaysian Orthopaedic Journal is a peer-reviewed journal that is published three times a year in both print and electronic online version. The purpose of this journal is to publish original research studies, evaluation of current practices and case reports in various subspecialties of orthopaedics and traumatology, as well as associated fields like basic science, biomedical engineering, rehabilitation medicine and nursing.

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