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My MRCP Part-1 Journey

It was midst of 2018 when I first got introduced to the term MRCP. I still can recall the day when I was allotted to the Medicine ward during Medicine placement of my final year medical journey.

To give you a better view, I would like to take you a few years back. I started medical school in January 2014. Throughout my Medical school, we were taught to learn only the common causes of any particular disease.

In every subject, we were programmed to learn only the common causes of some particular diseases. Every time I told some uncommon causes, symptoms or broke the chronological order our teachers liked, almost all Teachers asked me; have you seen this condition/disease before?

I had to face such kind of situation for 3 years in my medical school. Always One question was in my mind; Why should we learn the common things only, why not some uncommon causes, symptoms or diseases? I got the answer of this question in my 5th year journey.

One of Medicine registrar once said that “some conditions may be uncommon & rare for doctors but not for the patient. Patient doesn’t know which disease is common. Infact , They don’t need to know this. They need cure, they need treatment. This single statement instantly put a deep impression on my heart. He  ( My mentor) added that uncommon conditions may be rare for doctors but not uncommon for the patient who is suffering from this.

This statement was so strong for me that it was vibrating with the same frequency as my inner expectation. But the story is not finished here. I will say the story has just started. I was so lucky to meet one of my favourite mentor, teacher and an excellent human being named, Dr. Jahangir Alam sir.

During his class time, The idea of knowing uncommon topics blow in my mind. The rare condition might be rare for you as a doctor, but not for the patient who is suffering from that condition. I passed my final professional exam of MBBS course inFebuary, 2019. On 7th March 2019, I started my internship (known as Foundation Year-1).

I completed my internship on 7th March 2020 on the eve of the Covid-19 pandemic. I appeared in MRCP Part-1 in September 2020 and passed my MRCP Part -1 .

MRCP Part-2 journey:

My Part-2 was not smooth like MRCP Part-1. I came to Mymensingh Medical College Campus from my hometown. After passing Part 1, my main concern was to manage money for MRCP Part 2. I used to do 8-hour shift duty 4/5 days in a week in a local Clinic.

Besides this, I had to study for MRCP Part-2. I also practiced as a GP in Trisal, which was 10 kilometers away from Mymensingh town. Days went on. After doing 4/5 days shift duty and Friday GP practice for 6 months, I managed my exam fee for MRCP Part 2.

I appeared in MRCP Part-2 in the July diet in 2021 and passed MRCP Part-2 on my 1st attempt. In the midst of 2021, the Covid pandemic was on its peak. After passing Part 2, I realized, I have to do something; at least a job to bear the cost for PACES, the most challenging part of MRCP exam.

In August 2021, I decided to move to the Capital City, Dhaka to continue my study and Practice for PACES. Since Then, I have been working in a 150 bedded tertiary level hospital and continuing my study. This is my story. Now is your chance to make your own story.