About the Author

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Alia Nadhirah is a fifth year medical student currently pursuing her studies at Cyberjaya University College of Medical Sciences in Malaysia.

In her free time, Alia Nadhirah loves graphic designing and doodling medical notes. Alhamdulillah, she has been able to combine both her passion and profession.

Alia also runs an online graphics designing business.

Why Did You Write This Book?

During my pre-clinical years, I had come across physical examination books which were either extremely wordy or didn’t always have images which could have simplified the text- it bored me or I didn’t understand. So I began making my own notes which consisted of drawings and the salient points that we needed to know and I sold them to my friends.

I never realized that physical examinations would be so important during my clinical years. So I came up with this book to make it easier for students to catch the important points. So that they would be able to understand and learn more than I ever did.

Of course it would be easier to understand if you see doctors performing them during classes or real videos. But this book is for you to get the big picture of the basics, to jog your memory or practice just before classes. They’re not concrete guides to follow, but “extra notes” in hopes that the reader can get something out of it.

I hope this book will help you to do better physical examinations and if you have any feedback, drop me an email to let me know!

Warmest Regards,
Alia

Acknowledgments

During my pre-clinical years, I had come across physical examination books which were either extremely wordy or didn’t always have images which could have simplified the text- it bored me or I didn’t understand. So I began making my own notes which consisted of drawings and the salient points that we needed to know and I sold them to my friends.

Prof. Dr. Abdul Latiff Mohamed

PhD (Cardiology) (Leeds), MRCP (UK), MD (UKM)

Dr. Maisara Yusra

Lecturer (Internal Medicine), CUCMS MBBCh (Dublin), MRCP (UK)

Dr. Jasmi Ali Yaakub

Consultant Surgeon MBChB (Cairo), FRCS (Edinburgh), MS UKM (Gen. Surgery)

Evelyn Ting Lee Pian

MBBS Student (CUCMS)

Kim

MBBS Student (CUCMS)

Dr. Hazian Hamzah

Senior Lecturer (Family Medicine), CUCMS MBBCh (Al-Azhar), MAFP (Mal), FRACGP (Aus)

Dr. Nor Shuhaila Shahril

Lecturer (Internal Medicine), CUCMS B. Med (UK), MRCP (UK)

Masitah Babjan

Visual Facilitator, Mashal Management Consulting

Muhammad Izzad Izhar

MBBS Student (CUCMS)

Dr. Ahmed Awil Adam

Senior Lecturer (Surgery), CUCMS MBBS (Rajshahi), MS (UKM)

Dr. Mohamad Nurman Yaman

Lecturer (Medical Education), UKM MBChB (UK), MMed (UKM)

Amira Liyana Ressang Anas Sjahroeddin Ressang

MBBS Student (CUCMS)

Leong Mei Yee

MBBS Student (CUCMS)