Notes for primary care teachersThis issue of MFP sees the beginning of a new series focusing on medical education. The articles are invited articleswritten by family medicine academics, mentors from the vocational training programme and MAFPM/FRACGP examiners. The series is aimed at new primary care teachers by sharing experiences, providing useful tips and highlighting additional reading materials. We wish to thank Professor SC Chan for organising this series (starting frompage 22).
Learning from the pastThis year, our country is celebrating the 50th year of independence. For those of us who are in the forties or less, thepre-Merdeka years, especially the hardships during the Japanese occupation period, was something only our olderparents or grandparents occasionally talked about. What about the healthcare scene in those times? We can get aglimpse of that bygone era, through the eyes of six veteran medical colleagues (starting from page 38). These twoarticles are the remarkable effort of Dr Mimi Omar who personally interviewed four of them: Haji Mohamad bin AbdulLatiff, Dr S Sundaram, Dr Chen Man Hin, and Dr K Dharmaratnam. Furthermore, together with Dr Zailinawati, Dr MimiOmar also interviewed Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali. We want to thank all the seniormedical colleagues for sharing their experiences and wisdom with the readers. (copied from article)