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Beginner’s Guide to Online CPD for GPs

Posted by doc on September 24, 2018

Following some amendment to some law by some people some time back, it is now compulsory to get at least 20 CPD/CME points before you can renew your APC with KKM/MMC.

While you can close your clinic or employ risky locums to take your place while you drive on the dangerous roads to some conference or lunch meeting using Waze or Google Maps, then ask your nurse to get down and hog an empty parking place for your Nissan Sunny 130Y, only to earn a single-digit CPD/CME points per session, and then find out that your nurse kena tangkap or put on Facebook (coz it is illegal for a human to physically hog a parking place), why not I teach you how to get your CPD/CME points from the comfort of your air-conditioned room instead?

Yeah, yeah, yeah, you can attend one single conference and earn all 20 CPD/CME points you say. But you know those conferences need many days and you need to pay dunno how many hundreds or thousands, you know or not?

So if you are like me prefer to play it safe that kind, continue reading and I will teach you how. If you are as swag as me, you may even get all 20 CPD/CME points within a single day.

Now, you need to know that all CPD/CME points should be accumulated from 1st July of each year to the 30th June of the following year. For example, in order to apply for APC for the year 2020, you will need to collect your 20 CPD/CME points from 1st July 2018 to 30th June 2019.

What if you have collected 40 CPD/CME points during this period? No, you cannot carry the extra points forward. You will still need to collect again from 1st July 2019 to 30th June 2020 in order to apply for the APC of 2021. Sucks? IKR?

So, what do you need?

1. A PC and a handphone. PC is needed because handphone screen can be too small. Optionally, a PC with two screens preferred, so that you can have the teaching material on one screen and your exam paper on the other.

2. Your own email address. If you dunno how to get one, just ask someone below the age of 10 to set one up for you. Don’t tumpang another person’s email account just in case he/she later also become doctor then you have to change your email, very the mafan.

3. Your name, your IC number, your MMC registration number, your medical school name, your year of graduation from that school, your degree (MBBS or MD or something else), your clinic name, the address, and your sex (just in case they ask and you haven’t decided).

4. Your preferred password. Very important. I suggest one single password for all the things you are about to use for your CPD/CME purpose.

5. Take photos of your latest APC or your MMC cert thing and also your IC and store them in your phone or PC.

6. Go to Google Play Store and search for Malaysian Medical Association and download the app into your phone. The app comes with an icon of two tigers. If you see two apps, one of them is the right one. The other one is some scanner thing. If in doubt, install both. And no, you don’t have to be an MMA member to use this app, so don’t worry.

7. Search for Docquity app and install it too. It has a red icon with a speech bubble.

8. Then visit these following sites one by one, and register yourself on each and every one of them. Wait for confirmation email or verification email and confirm and verify all!

a. mims-cpd.com.my

b. docquity.com

c. cpdonline.my

d. forum.mydobbs.net/cme (my personal favourite, it has only one CPD/CME questionnaire so far but it is so hilarious that I am still giggling like a little girl remembering its hints).

9. Now that you are all signed up, and verified and confirmed, you can consider joining MMA as a member. But if you don’t want to, nobody is forcing you. Being a member (paying a hefty membership fee of RM265 per year currently) allows you to take part in a few more tests of 1 point each in mims-cpd.com.my.

I think that’s about it. I hope you all will do fine. If there is any question, feel free to ask in the comments.

Tip for mims-cpd.com.my

– You will need to go through another registration process to be eligible for CPD/CME collection even if you are already a member.

– The teaching material (module) for each test is quite hidden. After you click on ‘Take’, you will be brought to the questionnaire directly. But there is a drop-down box that you can pull down to reveal the name of the test that you are taking. Click it to select. After that, click on the sentence beside it and the browser will get you the PDF file related to the questionnaire. That is why I say a PC with two screens is very helpful.

– If you are not an MMA member, you cannot take the tests that are only meant for members.

– One thing good about mims-cpd.com.my is that your CPD/CME points earned will be reflected on your MMA app almost instantly (close and reopen the app for update). For other sites, there will be a delay before they update the database.

PS. It is good to be back in the blogging world.


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Posted by doc on September 13, 2018

Is it really that hard to hide one’s stupidity?

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Selling Watches

Posted by doc on April 8, 2016


Answer #1 :


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Answer #3:


My answer:


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Baskin Robbins

Posted by doc on March 31, 2016

It’s 31st today.

A week ago…

doc : “Listen up! A few more days and it will be the 31st of the month.”

RPCNs : “So? You didn’t ask us to inform you that it was 29th of the month last month also, which occurs every 4 years.”

doc : “Shut up and let me finish!”

RPCNs : “…”

doc : “I want to buy ice cream.”

RPCNs : “31st… Hmmm… Baskin Robbins? 31% discount?”

doc : “Clever girls.”

RPCNs : “Yay!!! But why always on 31st only?”

doc : “You see their logo. Can you see the pink figure 31? 31st, 31% discount.”


RPCNs : “Oh doc you are so clever!” *muacks muacks*


RPCNs : “doc! It’s Baskin Robbins’ day today! We all skipped dinner and supper yesterday and breakfast this morning. Oh we are so hungweee now~~~”

doc : “But I did not say I am going to belanja you all, did I?”

RPCNs : “WTF doc?!?!?!”

doc : “Kakakakaka! Just kidding! Grab my briefcase, wallet, car key and close the door now now NOW!!! Let’s go get ais krim!!!”

RPCNs : “Yay!!!” *scramble scramble*

At Baskin Robbins…

doc : “Majiam mana juai?” [How do you sell them?]

Mat Ais Krim : “Kami ada pint, quart, setengah gallon.” [We have pint, quart and half-gallon.]

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doc : “Kasi yang terbesar.” [Give me the biggest.]

Mat Ais Krim : “Boleh pilih rasa.” [You can choose your flavour.]

RPCNs : *whip out a piece of paper containing 101 types of flavour*

Mat Ais Krim : “Boleh pilih empat saje. Pint pilih dua, Quart pilih tiga, Setengah Gallon pilih empat.” [You can choose 4 types only. You can choose 2 fot pint, 3 for quart, and 4 for half-a-gallon.]

RPCNs : “Aiseh man~~~ Now you tell us!!! Let us decide~~~” *scramble scramble* *grumble grumble*

10 minutes gone by…

RPCNs : “This one good lar… No no no, this one better! This one last time I ate liao… This one must! Hey, I more senior I decide! No no no you all wrong, doc likes this flavour! Fuck doc and his favourite flavour, I want this! Oi oi oi not so loud! He heard liao!!!”

doc : “That’s it! Kasi saya Gold Medal Ribbon, Pralines N Cream, Butter Pecan Fudge, Caramel Turtle Truffle.”

RPCNs : “See lah! See lah! He heard you fuck him liao! Damn you!!!”

Mat Ais Krim : “Ini dia, Tuan Doktor.” [Here you go, Doctor.]

doc : “Terima kasih. Kasi lebih dry-ice ke, ais kering ke… Saya mau main.” [Thank you. Give me more dry-ice. I would like to play with them.]

Mat Ais Krim : “Okay.”

RPCNs : “But we are still choosing flavour!”

doc : “UP. CAR. NOW!”

RPCNs : *pout pout pout*

Back at RPC…


doc : *scoop scoop scoop* “Oh My Myself! It’s heaven eating off the whole tub!”

RPCNs : *drooling* “doc, you are licking the spoon that you are using to scoop the ice cream.”

doc : “So?”

RPCNs : “Your saliva is infecting the whole tub…”

doc : “Uhuh…” *slurp slurp slurp*

RPCNs : “Can we have some now?”

doc : “Sure. Go ahead.”

RPCNs : “Yay! Thanks doc!!!” *scoop scoop scoop*

doc : “Mein Gott Im Himmel! It’s not even the seventh lunar month yet!”

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Teksi vs the rest of the World

Posted by doc on March 30, 2016

RPCN : “Teksi or Uber?”

doc : “Of course la Uber!”

RPCN : “But you don’t even take Teksi.”

doc : “I don’t like the way they drive like their grandfather owns the road. So, Uber it is!”

RPCN : “But you don’t know if Uber drivers’ grandfathers own the road!”

doc : “Eliminate the known ones first.”

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12 years ago, same spot.

Posted by doc on March 30, 2016


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The worm coming out of the glue

Posted by doc on March 30, 2016




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Hello, Wordpress, again.

Posted by doc on March 26, 2016

It’s been almost 10 years since I left the blogging world, give or take a decade or so.

I think it’s about time that I make a comeback to the world. To a sanctuary, a retreat, that I used to claim as my own; instead of frolicking in Facebook, which is getting flooded with more and more egoistic idiots, self-righteous pricks, religious bigots, attention seekers etc these days.

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Hello world!

Posted by doc on April 9, 2006

Welcome to WordPress.com. This is your first post. Edit or delete it and start blogging!

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