Impressive as soon as you see him by his bright face and bright smile, Dr. Tran Quoc Khanh (a neurosurgeon – spine, currently working at the spine surgery department of Viet Duc Friendship Hospital) making listeners get caught up in each story he tells, whether it’s a life story or a career story…
Choosing a medical career started with a chance meeting with an old woman on the way to the hospital to visit her child
Dr. Khanh said, when he was still a high school student, he was gifted in biology, majoring in Biology and originally planned to take the Biology pedagogical exam to follow the career of the teacher he deeply respects. By the 12th grade, after passing the national exam and having the right to choose a university, that dream became clearer and clearer.
Then one day fate came, on the way to the town by bicycle, there was an old woman walking in the same direction on the side of the road, the boy from high school offered to take the midwife a part of the way, only to find out that she had gone to the hospital. The province takes care of a seriously ill child Not much help other than driving her to the hospital gate but this is really an important event in Dr. Khanh’s life. He suddenly thought about applying to medical school because medical school also specializes in biology, can cure diseases and save lives, can dispel the anxiety on his face like the case of that old woman…
So that very day, he went to consult his teachers and his family, even though no one in the family had ever worked in medicine, his parents were from genuine tea farmers. Fortunately for Dr Khanh, everyone supports him as a doctor. Doctor Khanh’s life began to be predestined with the medical profession since then…
After 6 years of general study at Hanoi Medical University, student Tran Quoc Khanh took part in the entrance exam for resident doctors, which is the most fierce and proud exam in the medical profession. He signed up to major in surgery and became a surgeon – a surgeon – because “I’m a boy, and I have the advantage of being tall,” said Dr.
Dr. Khanh was transferred to Viet Duc Friendship Hospital to study and train, then worked at the institute since 2009, for more than 10 years now.
After passing the exam and after 2 years of boarding school, Dr. Khanh noticed that many people suffer from spinal pain, especially back pain. While at that time, the specialty of spine surgery was just beginning to develop in Vietnam, there were many opportunities to explore and challenge new things. With that in mind, Dr. Khanh applied to major in surgery, which is neuro-spine surgery. “I’ve been in this industry ever since.”, BS Khanh said.
And also from the exam to pass the residency exam, Dr. Khanh was able to return to Viet Duc Friendship Hospital to study and train. After that, working at the institute since 2009, it has been more than 10 years now. When talking about work at the roof of Viet Duc, the doctor shared that the job of a surgeon is a bit erratic because it depends on the operation, “There are days when the surgery is completed at 9-10 pm, I leave the hospital to go home, there are nights when I am on duty, I will stay in the hospital all night”, BS Khanh shared.
Dedicated to work, Dr. Khanh is also very passionate about writing books, focusing on social networks to spread knowledge to everyone.
In addition to the hospital, doctors focus on social networks to spread knowledge to everyone, the joys and sorrows of the medical profession are written into books.
“When we love something, there is always time for it and vice versa, when we don’t like something, there is always a reason to refuse. When everyone’s life is getting busier and busier and people are not If you have more time to learn and take care of your own health and that of your family, the health risks in the community will increase.At the same time, social networks are taking the throne. Therefore, I want through 4.0 technology platforms and social networks to send more or less health messages to everyone.” BS Khanh said. That’s why even when the work of a surgeon is extremely busy, Dr. Khanh still devotes a lot of enthusiasm to the posts he wants to spread to the community.
Not the specific prescriptions or treatment regimens, the content Dr. Khanh focuses on is the early signs of disease detection as well as preventive solutions.
Not specific prescriptions or treatment regimens, the content Dr. Khanh focuses on is the early signs of disease as well as preventive solutions. The doctor also wants to do his part to help the community better understand the healthy living content and what to avoid because this is the root of the problem.
When people’s awareness and understanding of common medicine increases, the quality of life and health are improved, and the pressure on the health system as well as hospitals is reduced a little.
With the words before wanting to spread to the community, Dr. Khanh is particularly interested in content editing and sentence selection because “Just like we give gifts, please give what is valuable and the recipient needs it, not what you don’t use”.
Moreover, the busy and rushed life makes people not have much time to learn a certain content, so Dr. Khanh focuses on writing selectively to go straight to the issues people need to know as well as find ways to choose. Simple sentences, easy to understand and a little witty, so the effectiveness of the article will also be higher.
The joys and sorrows of medical profession were shared by him in the book “Where the light never goes out”.
For more than a decade as a surgeon to save lives, Dr. Khanh has also encountered many lives and stories that make him extremely haunted. What makes him sad and think the most is the fact that there are many patients because they are lazy to go to the doctor, because they are afraid of this and that, and then when they go to the hospital, the doctors have very little chance to cure them.
“What’s more sad than knowing that medical competence can do so well with those situations if the patient finds the disease and arrives a little earlier, just a little bit earlier.” BS Khanh confided.
Most of those stories were shared by him in the book “Where the light never goes out” – is the place where he poured all his emotions, happy and sad stories from the time he started working as a doctor until now.
As a doctor, especially a surgeon, his time is erratic and busy, and he also makes enthusiastic posts on social networks, but Dr. Khanh always has the principle of never “eating less” time. family and children.
No matter how busy work is, it should not affect family life
As a doctor, especially a surgeon, his time is erratic and busy, and he also makes enthusiastic posts on social networks, but Dr. Khanh always has the principle of never “eating less” time. family and children. He confided, I have a “prince” who is in 3rd grade and a “princess” who is 6 years old this year. In the evening, sometimes work is done late, but he always comes home to eat his wife’s cooking. In particular, Sunday is the day “inviolable no matter what work it is because I want to spend time with my children”.
BS Khanh honestly: “Really, dear children, there is nothing better than being around, having fun and talking. This will help us understand our children better, they also empathize with their parents and connect with them. Therefore, the family’s affection is even stronger. My wife is also a doctor, so I basically understand the nature of my work and often share encouragement for me to continue these meaningful works.”
Talking about the future, Dr. Khanh shared that in addition to spending time at the hospital and spending time with his family, he will continue to share common sense health knowledge with the community through public platforms. 4.0 technologies such as Facebook, Youtube… and spreading positive and energetic things so that everyone feels more in love with life.