felt so touched .To him, it was not yucky to see the blood coming out from the deliveringprocess, but he had a soft spots when he saw a mother was crying to see her baby for the firsttime. After his mom's recent disease, he learnt that human is so small, and there is a powerwhich is bigger than human's, which belongs to God..He learnt that "live and death" matter isin God's hand, not human's. Last but not least, we asked him about the ways his experienceaffects the care he gave to his patients. He is so caring towards his patients. To him, patientcomes first then money. He just want to help and treat the patient until he or she fullyrecovers. That's why many of his neighbour and friends always seek help from him. He toldus that to become a great doctor, we should always prioritized our patients than other things.After, watching a video of Dr. Richard Teo: thought of life, wealth, success and happiness,I gain a lot of moral value from his story. Who is Dr Richard Teo? Well, he's a medicaldoctor from Singapore that's recently diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. In his life, he hadachieved everything. Fame,fortune and wisdom. In his final moments, he speaks from hisheart about life, happiness, and regrets. As medical students, we have much more to learn
from Dr. Teo‟s life story. We will soon be doctors, professionals in a field unlike any other.A doctor doesn‟t really dispense services the same way a mechanic fixes cars or an engineer
builds a skyscraper. True enough, money changes hands in medicine, and sometimes the
money can be substantial. However, there‟s no denying that medicine represents an art and a
field more complex and profound than just a lucrative job. Perhaps Dr. Teo, at the pinnacle of his career, saw himself as a glorified beautician, servicing the human need to appearattractive and defy the onset of decay and degradation. But no doubt at the beginning of hismedical education, and most probably upon being struck by the worst of bad news, hethought of his calling as being something else entirely.To be a doctor is to submit to a higher plane of conduct, competence, and professionalism.Medicine deals with the most fundamental of human needs, the only commodity side fromtime and life itself with which we trade for other, lesser things like money and influence.Medicine deals with health. It deals with the human body, complex and sometimes confusing,springing new surprises that may not always be pleasant. Almost seven billion human bodiespopulate the earth, and every single one of them at some point will require a doctor. Notevery one of them gets access to one. To this day, no one has yet died from a lack of accountants or finance managers. To be a doctor, then, is to submit totally and unreservedlyto doing everything humanly possible and then some to alleviate pain, and bring relief andhealth to as many people as possible, most of the time at great personal cost. Small wonderthen, that so much is expected of us as medical students, even before we begin our career. Weare held to a code of ethics and professionalism to which we commit our conduct andbehaviour for thirty, forty, fifty years. People think much of us, and expect much more inreturn; the rising popularity of malpractice suits and litigation bear testimony to the gravitas
of medicine in today‟s society, and the expectations that come with it.
Dr. Teo testified that his reason was to gain prestige and financial security. To an extent,he succeeded. And by his testimony, none of it was worth it. Only too late did he discover histrue calling: to help others in want. The genuine joy and purpose he gained in renderingcompassion to those who needed it desperately was only tempered by the regret that he hadspent the b
ulk of his years chasing after an entirely different agenda. „True joy comes fromhelping others in hardship,‟ he had said. „When you start to build up wealth and when theopportunity comes, do remember that all these things do not belong to us.‟ In pursui
t of material wealth and fast cars, it is sobering to remember that the last car you will ride is ahearse.