At Some Point…

At some point,

we have to accept responsibility

and stop blaming others in times of adversity.

 

At some point,

we have to do our part

and give joy to others’ heart.

 

At some point,

we have to choose the life we want to live,

open our minds, and learn how to forgive.

 

At some point,

we have to stop comparing ourselves to others,

for we are a unique being in this universe.

 

At some point,

we have to acknowledge that everything in life is a blessing from above,

so share what you have and always spread the love.

 

At some point,

we have to realize all these before it’s too late,

believe in ourselves and just have faith.

 

At some point.

 

-Fred Ting

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e-Mentoring Sessions!

Hi guys! Due to the number of medical students messaging, tweeting, and emailing me and asking for advice on how to juggle life in medical school, I will be making myself available through fredtingmd@gmail.com.

For those looking for practical advices (especially current and future medical students), feel free to email me and we will do OUR best to put you on track in achieving your dream to become a physician.

PS. Residency is starting soon and I may not be able to reply immediately, but I will try my best to do so within 3-5 days.

God bless you all.

-Fred

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Yosemite – One of God’s Cathedrals on Earth

When my aunt first told me that we were going to Yosemite, I had no idea what it was but I know that it should be something great since it’s the name of the latest Apple iOS update for Mac. I got more excited when I learned that it was one of United States’ National Parks, and that it attracts loads of tourists around the world.

When we got there, I was speechless with the jaw-dropping landscapes. I could not find any words to describe the simple complexity of nature that the place was, so I’m just gonna let the pictures speak for themselves.

*All photos posted were taken using an iPhone 6 plus with no filters nor editing.

El Capitan

El Capitan

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Half Dome

Half Dome

 

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The Yosemite Chapel

The Yosemite Chapel

My Aunt Emilia -without her this trip wouldn't be possible. =)

My Aunt Emilia -without her this trip wouldn’t be possible. =)

 

When we were on our way home, the sky just started to change its color and I think all of us were given a glimpse of what heaven is like…

 

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I believe these sceneries are just some few tangible manifestation of God’s presence on earth. Indeed, despite the chaos this world is experiencing and all the problems we are currently facing, God still finds His way to remind us that it is still a wonderful world.

 

God loves you. =)

 

To know more about Yosemite National Park, you may visit http://www.nps.gov/yose/index.htm .

My Aunt’s Advice to Young Physicians (And to the Young-At-Heart too)

So recently I’ve had the wonderful opportunity to visit my Aunt at Fresno, California. I knew during my childhood days that the eldest sister of my father was a doctor, but I never really got to know her better until today.

She graduated from the University of the Philippines College of Medicine Class of 1969, did her internship at Framingham Union,then did her paediatric residency at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, and finally her fellowship in neonatal-perinatal medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. She has been in practice for 45 years, and is currently retired -that’s probably why she now has time to entertain guests at home! lol

Every day at her house, I get the chance of getting to know her and her sister (my “Di-ko“, Chinese word which means the second eldest sister of my dad) more and more. What amazed me was the fact that despite the generational gap (she’s now in her late 60s), we still get to talk about almost anything and everything -from light topics on love and life, to the heavy ones like how different the practice of medicine is today compared to how she did it during her time -of course our favorite topic would always be PGH. =)

One afternoon, we were having lunch at Red Lobster down at E Shaw Avenue when she gave me some advice on how to approach residency when I go back to the Philippines and start Internal Medicine on December.

She said,

You have to take your time. A lot of people are always in a hurry these days. It’s important for you to take time. Take time to talk to your patients. Take time to talk with the nurses. Take time to teach your students. They’re part of the team -this is something most residents miss out nowadays.

Boom. That just got me. I have always valued education and training a lot -especially teaching students, but I am also guilty of sometimes rushing things just to accomplish tasks on time.

This was just a wonderful and timely reminder. To young physicians like me. And even to the young-at-heart.

My Aunt, Dr. Emilia Ting - Garber (Fresno, CA)

My Aunt, Dr. Emilia Ting – Garber (Fresno, CA)