Name: Michael Mok
How long have you been part of the Apex team? With GDA/Apex for 5 years and counting.
How as Apex aided your career development? Working in hospital-based environment does increase my knowledge in both technical/skills in handling different patients and situations from ‘rare’ cases- no longer ‘rare’. Started doing ultrasound guided IV cannulations recently. Bit of change and upskill.
What does a typical work day look like to you? Busy with 20+ patients in a day, all different scans and parts. From a normal deranged LFT abdomen scan to an ectopic pregnancy scan the next while scanning for appendicitis and rotator cuff injuries in between.
What is your proudest moment at Apex? Probably the case i was able to assist (scanning) in diagnosing a juvenile septic arthritis in a kid’s hip (kid’s health deteriorated quickly that month after inconclusive tests and imaging) and the Children’s hospital actually recognised my images/our report and called up to give me a compliment/acknowledgement.
How do you balance your work and home life? I work 6 days a week routinely but out of work it is all about self-improving, whether working out in my garage gym and swimming before work to having family time at home.
If you had to eat one meal, every day for the rest of your life, what would it be? Nasi Lemak with chicken rendang, a well-known Malaysian a National dish (in which Singaporeans constantly try to proclaim it).