Lipovitan #LipovitanGetsYouGoing

What gets you going everyday? Choosing individuals who are known the field of medicine, Lipovitan partnered up with these young soon to be doctors in choosing their right energizer, the Lipovitan Ira and the Lipoivitan Punch. See how they brought their energies up from getting out of bed to heading for duty.

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It’s been a while since my last hospital duty, and I can’t wait to go back. I miss wearing “pajamas" like this to work. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Shoutout to all the healthcare professionals who were assigned a holiday duty this week. 🙏🎅 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ With this post I’d like to shed some light about the hospital duty schedules of medical clerks, post-graduate interns, and resident doctors in training in the Philippines. It could vary per hospital and department, but my usual pre-duty-from cycle used to go like this. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ☝️Let’s start with Monday. I am on “pre duty status” – that’s 7:00 am to 5:00 pm. I get to go home (or go out) after that. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ✌On Tuesday, I show up for my "duty status", which is from 7:00 am up to 7:00 am of Wednesday the next day. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 👌On that same Wednesday, I don’t get to go home right away. I still have to serve my post-duty status from 7:00 am to 12:00 nn, or sometimes up to 5:00 pm too. (That’s up to 34 hours up on call, made possible by stolen power naps and our favorite energy drink even back then #LipovitanPH #LipovitanGetsYouGoing) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 👊On Thursday, I show up for pre-duty again (7-5pm!) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 👋On Friday to Saturday is another 24 hour duty status. Since it’s Saturday, I won’t have to serve my “from duty status” anymore, and since it’s also Sunday the next day, I won’t go to the hospital at all for my “pre duty”. (If it’s a weekend or a non-working holiday, only those on duty status have to show up. We call this a "weekend off", which only happens once every 3 weeks.) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 👩‍⚕️I start off Monday again for another 24 hour duty shift. Tuesday is another "from duty”. And so on and so on. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Any questions? Comment below :)) #scrubslife #womeninmedicine #medlife #medicine #adayinthelife

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