Prof Dato KY in his last faculty meeting mentioned about being careful on what you post on social media. True, in any ways that we do in this world, we have to always be careful on what we say and potray. However, the multimedia explosion (as how we described it in the 90s) has progressed to such that people are dependant on it. Social media is now a part of our lives and trying to deny its existence is against te mainstream. It is how u plan to use it to your advantage.
Well, my blog post today is not about the social media but about my boss, the Dean of UiTM Medical faculty. Am i worried if this post is being read by him? Of course not! Otherwise this blog could have been private a long time ago! What am I going to say about him? Read on if you must :)
Prof Dato KY... i reckon everybody in the medical fraternity especially Cardiology will know him well. He is well established and his impressive CV will speak for him. He became the Dean of UiTM medical school 10 years ago. Looking back retrospectively, he was definitely the right person to lead UiTM in its developing years.He is moving on to head a private university and it would be interesting to see his work there.
Before i joined UiTM, there were lots of stories about him. Mostly not so encouraging haha He was in my interview when i applied to join as a trainee. It was interesting as at that time, there was no more opening for anaesthesia; so i went through the surgery list. Only in front of the panel that i made it clear, I wanted to join Anaesthesia. He did not give me a hard time then ( as how to my friends who did, not too sure whether it was related to me suddenly saying Im for anaesthesia interview, not surgery.. haha)
Prof Dato KY is on his own a unique man. I never knew him personally, what he is like outside the faculty. I know that he is a workaholic as he will reply to my email wherever he is in the world! He does meetings at odd hours and people under him just had to submit!
He was clear what he wanted from us during the traineeship, sort out to become Specialist as soon as possible. I like his pep talks as he can really be inspiring. His ideas maybe bombastic to some, but nothing is impossible. Many people ridicule him behind his back, but he stayed on and the best thing about him is he prove everybody wrong. (in a way justifying his statement that he is always right.. haha)
He walks the talk. That is why I am impressed with him. He may have certain attributes that make people go logger heads with him but alas that is his personality! He has a very strong character with a noble cause; thus the only way to survive is how he has done for many years. True, sometimes it can be totally out of this world when you are challenged by him, but i guess you just have to rise up to it!I do respect his ways and Alhamdulillah, when you justify your needs he will be attentive. Personally, he has never stopped me from doing what I want and I am thankful to him for that.
Some might question his leadership. He can be really stern and dictatorish.I have encountered these moments and sometimes cringe on it too. However His brand of leadership, and in my opinion he is the best person to bring UiTM Medical Faculty to where it is now. His leadership style was required and he proved it in the end with the results! He may not have many friends outside the fraternity; otherwise the surgical services would have kicked off gallantly earlier but we cannot be perfect all the time can we?
All good thing come to an end and it is sad that he will not be with UiTM as the Dean anymore. I have always been inspired by his ways and he is a role model. To achieve what he did is a mammoth task but never impossible. Insya Allah, the objective is to always aim for excellence in our own way and to benefit mankind in a way or another.
Thank you Prof Dato KY. Im sure one day you'll find this :)