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Chapter 325 - I’ve Heard That You Know Some Acupuncture, Shall We Compete?

Medical Master
     Chapter 325 I’ve Heard That You Know Some Acupuncture, Shall We Compete?

    At 5:30 pm.

    It was time to knock off.

    Fang Qiu and Xu Miaolin finally left the hospital after spending an entire afternoon treating patients.

    The other doctors also knocked off on the dot.

    It was the weekend so the doctors who had knocked off would subconsciously glance at the smiling doctors list when they walked past the main hall of the hospital.

    Fang Qiu’s influence on the others the year before was undeniable.

    His actions had spurred the doctors and nurses at the hospital to treat their patients even better. Consequently, this led to the competition for the smiling doctors list to be even more intense.

    However, everyone stopped in their tracks and stared at the list in shock when they saw the names on the list!

    The top 10 names on the list were still the same but as they continued combing the list, they saw a new entrant who had taken the 17th spot.

    This was a name that they hadn’t seen for several months.

    Fang Qiu.

    Then, they looked at the total amount of votes he received and were shocked when they saw 35 votes!

    All the doctors were completely dumbfounded when they saw the number.

    “My God, is Fang Qiu even human?”

    “It’s his first day at the hospital and he had even joined the acupuncture department instead of the orthopedics department. How did he manage to get so many votes?”

    “It’s amazing that he even made the list on his first day, right?”

    “How could he be that incredible?”

    “Exactly. It was one thing to have been so highly rated while he was at the orthopedics department but how did he manage to achieve such excellent results even after he went over to the acupuncture department?”

    “Don’t you find it odd?”

    “What’s odd?”

    “The acupuncture department would usually take the longest time to treat a patient and doctors from this department would take more time treating patients than doctors from other departments. They wouldn’t be able to see that many people in a day. However, the list shows that he had received 35 votes. In other words, he had treated at least 35 patients in a day. Doesn’t this seem too exaggerated?”

    “Yes, is Fang Qiu an immortal?”

    The doctors and nurses chattered among themselves and they were all in a state of disbelief.

    At the same time, the younger doctors who were slightly older than Fang Qiu felt very pressured by Fang Qiu who was younger than them and only a first-year college student to boot. He was simply too talented.

    Shen Chun had just emerged from the elevator as everyone else was engaged in an animated discussion.

    He couldn’t help himself and stopped to look at the list when he saw that everyone else was gathered around the smiling doctors list.

    It only took him one glance before he spotted Fang Qiu’s name.

    His curiosity was immediately piqued.

    “Did he make the list again?”

    Shen Chun rubbed at his eyes before he looked at the list again. He felt very surprised and shocked when he saw that Fang Qiu’s name was indeed on the smiling doctors list.

    “How did this kid manage to make the list after spending one day at the acupuncture department? That’s odd,” he thought to himself.

    Shen Chun then looked at the votes under Fang Qiu’s name.

    Then, he was completely dumbfounded.

    “35 votes?”

    His eyes widened and he couldn’t help but exclaim, “Did he truly see more than 35 patients in a day at the acupuncture department?”

    Shen Chun couldn’t help but think of Fang Qiu.

    He thought for a moment and realized that Fang Qiu seemed to be this way when he had first arrived at the orthopedics department.

    He couldn’t help but exclaim, “An incredibly talented person would be able to shine no matter where he goes!”

    At night.

    The university released an official notification.

    “In order to co-operate with the Young Physician of Huaxia Competition, the management of the university has agreed that every student would be able to register for the Young Physician of Huaxia Competition from tomorrow when school re-opens for the new year. The registration period would only be for three days.”

    The notice was very short but it attracted a lot of attention.

    The new semester would begin the next day, so most of the students had already returned to campus.

    This notification was released during a time when there were many students on campus.

    All the students on campus were immediately very excited when they heard the news.

    They had all heard about the Young Physician of Huaxia Competition over the lunar new year.

    There were also many people who dreamed of participating in this competition.

    They wanted to participate in this competition even though they knew that they wouldn’t be able to win the competition. They had to participate even if it meant being eliminated in the initial round because this was a rare chance for them to pit their skills against each other.

    There was no doubt that every participant would be able to grow and benefit from the competition.

    Everyone had been eagerly awaiting this chance to participate in the competition for some time.

    Finally, the notification was officially released today.

    At Dormitory 501.

    “The youngest,” Sun Hao who was watching television while seated at his desk turned to look at Fang Qiu who sat behind him and asked. “Registrations for the Young Physician of Huaxia Competition would open tomorrow. Are you going to participate?”

    “Are you a fool?” Zhu Benzheng turned to stare at Sun Hao in disbelief as he said, “Didn’t he already publicly announce that he would be taking part in the competition? How could you forget about it so quickly?”

    “Smack!”

    Sun Hao smacked his forehead and said, “Oh yes, how could this slip my mind?”

    “All the best, the youngest!” Zhou Xiaotian said as he pumped his fist in the air to cheer for Fang Qiu.

    “I will,” Fang Qiu said with a smile. “However, I hope that all of you would also participate in this.”

    “Hmm?”

    All three of his friends froze in shock.

    “What do you want us to take part in?” Sun Hao said as he rolled his eyes at Fang Qiu. “We don’t have the smarts to take part in this grand national competition. We won’t even be able to make the top few, so we’d just be asking for trouble.”

    “Exactly,” Zhou Xiaotian said as he splayed his hands open. “I’m not a masochist.”

    “That’s right,” Zhu Benzheng said. “I know that this would be a rare opportunity for us to compete against one another but Sun Hao is right. This is a national-level competition, so there would many participants from across the country. It would be extremely humiliating if I suffer a crushing defeat at someone else’s hands instead of gaining more knowledge from this.”

    “You’d also be dragging the university’s reputation down along with you,” Sun Hao added.

    “You’re thinking too much into this,” Fang Qiu said as he rolled his eyes. “I’m hoping that you’d participate in this competition not because I hope that you’d be able to cinch a prize but because I want all of you to take this chance to see how you fare against the other young physicians. You should use this opportunity to see where the gaps are and work hard at improving yourselves thereafter. This isn’t a meeting for you to learn from teachers or from others but it is for you to reflect upon your own skills and knowledge after competing with fellow highly-skilled physicians.”

    “Only the knowledge that you glean from reflecting upon yourself would truly belong to you!”

    “This is why I’ve decided to participate in this competition.”

    Fang Qiu said.

    Then, he looked at his three friends and waited for their response.

    Zhu Benzheng and Sun Hao started to seriously consider this possibility while Zhou Xiaotian tried to hold in his words but finally burst out, “We would be pitting ourselves against other physicians but while you’re trying to see how much more skillful you are in comparison to the other physicians, we’d be forced to acknowledge the vast gap between ourselves and the rest of the skilled physicians!”

    Fang Qiu froze and looked at him contemplatively before he nodded and said, “Yes, that’s right!”

    Fang Qiu’s friends’ faces darkened and they all stuck their middle finger up at Fang Qiu scornfully.

    Fang Qiu laughed heartily.

    Soon, Zhu Benzheng suddenly said seriously, “I think the youngest is right.”

    “We’ve already memorized the Compendium of Materia Medica, so we’d be able to formally learn from the manager of the Yaowang Mountain. This would indeed be a good opportunity to see how we stack up against the others.”

    “I agree,” Sun Hao said as he nodded.

    “No way, not you too?” Zhou Xiaotian said before he smiled wryly and asked, “Are you really planning to register?”

    Sun Hao and Zhu Benzheng nodded.

    “Fine,” Zhou Xiaotian said before he turned to Fang Qiu and rolled his eyes. “You’re such a bad influence on us.”

    Then, they looked at each other and burst into laughter.

    Then, Fang Qiu’s phone beeped with a text notification.

    He dug out his phone and saw that it was a text from Jiang Miaoyu.

    She informed him that she wanted to register for the Young Physician of Huaxia Competition tomorrow together with him.

    …

    The next day.

    It might be the first day of school but many students didn’t have any scheduled classes.

    Those who didn’t have any scheduled classes immediately ran toward the sports ground because that was where the registration point was.

    There were many students milling around the sports ground.

    Despite the sheer amount of people who showed up, not many students stepped forward to submit their registration.

    After all, they all had their own reservations.

    …

    Fang Qiu and Jiang Miaoyu attended class in the morning and walked out of the school building together after their class ended in the afternoon.

    The entire campus had been in an uproar when their relationship was made public, so now when they walked around campus hand in hand, they immediately attracted a lot of attention.

    No matter where they went, Fang Qiu would always get killer stares.

    There were also others who looked at him with envy or gave them their blessings but these were the minority.

    In addition to Fang Qiu, Jiang Miaoyu was also subject to envious looks from many other female college students.

    After all, Fang Qiu was well-known on campus and many girls had fallen for him after he won the pulse of pregnancy. How could they not be full of rage now that Fang Qiu was dating Jiang Miaoyu?

    Fang Qiu and Jiang Miaoyu did not pay too much attention to these killer stares.

    They happily walked hand in hand to the sports ground.

    The students who had gathered on the sports ground immediately turned to stare at them enviously when they made their appearance.

    Then, someone in the crowd shouted.

    “Fang Qiu, are you here to register for the competition?”

    “Yes,” Fang Qiu immediately replied without even stopping to look at the person who asked this question.

    This was just as they had expected!

    Everyone nodded in awe.

    It was just like Fang Qiu to show up to register for the competition just as he had promised to!

    They admired Fang Qiu even more after they remembered that Fang Qiu had turned down the Central Television’s invitation on Weibo.

    He was a true man!

    Fang Qiu and Jiang Miaoyu completed the registration process as everyone else looked on.

    After they were done, they smiled at each other and were about to leave when someone darted out from the crowd and stood in their way.

    Everyone took a closer look and saw that it was a young man who was 1.8 meters tall and of an average built. His skin was very fair but he didn’t look effeminate but instead, he was rather handsome.

    “It’s Tan Ming!”

    Everyone exclaimed in surprise as recognition dawned.

    It was Tan Ming.

    He was a second-year student at University of Jiangjing Chinese Medicine and he was also the apprentice of a famous acupuncturist, so he was also a highly-skilled acupuncturist himself. Although he wasn’t from a family of Chinese physicians, he had been learning Chinese Medicine since he was a child and was considered one of the best Chinese physicians.

    He blocked their path.

    Then, he first glanced at Jiang Miaoyu, his eyes full of anguish.

    Then, he turned to Fang Qiu and said coldly, “I’ve heard that you know some acupuncture. Shall we compete?”