Reaching another milestone in career, Prof. Anthony Yim was presented an Honorary Fellowship from the Philippines Association of Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgeons (PAMITS) at a reception ceremony on 19 February, 2019 held at the Conference Hall, International Medical Centre, Hong Kong.
In celebration of this special occasion, a number of PAMITS delegations from the Philippines and former students and mentees of Prof. Yim all flocked together on purpose to express their gratitude to Prof. Yim for his immense contribution in the field of video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) and his continuous guidance and education in the VATS technique. One by one, they shared their unique stories with Prof. Yim and sincerely thanked him for not only bestowing the skills upon them, but the life lessons from him that helped them grow as a person.
Witnessed by all participants, Prof. Yim vowed to fully commit himself to promote the values of PAMITS, to advocate knowledge, expertise and resources that he has gained to other members, to train fellows of the association and to treat patients regardless of their social status and capability.
The banquet following the ceremony was filled with a dynamic vibe given by a series of Prof. Yim’s recent works hanging all around the dining room. Once again, Prof. Yim used action to tell us that no matter what we pursue in life, we have to live with a passion, as what he said, “If you think you are doing the right thing, don’t care too much about the criticisms. Art is more for oneself rather than for viewers. If people appreciate your work, it’d be a bonus. The primary goal is to rediscover oneself.”