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12 March 2009 @ 11:35 pm
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I wish people wouldn't take med school SO FUCKING SERIOUSLY.

1. If you can't get someone to sign you off, FORGE IT. THEY WILL NEVER KNOW. THEY WILL NEVER CARE. Does no one else have the mental process of, in the unlikely event that the bored and belittled secretary smells a rat, of saying: It was a locum, I didn't catch their name, they were sort of tall or maybe short? SERIOUSLY.

2. Senior doctors being asshats to medical students: how novel! LET IT ROLL OFF. It reflects badly on them, not us. If I knew as much as a consultant, there wouldn't be much point in being a consultant, now would there?

3. Not deigning to talk to doctors like people because they're doctors. Oh my GOD. I called an anaesthetist on his misogeny yesterday by telling him he was going to get bitchslapped. I had a semi-veiled conversation with another about handjobs. (Not, I hasten to add, BETWEEN US.) Most would like to have a jolly chat if they can at all. If they're the rare kind who actually demand bated-breath worship - um, why indulge that?

4. Just write your fucking essays without deconstructing each facet and nuance. It's medicine, not an English degree (oh how I repine).

5. In the end, med school is more about what you don't do than what you do.
 
 
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moocowmisconstrue on March 14th, 2009 04:46 pm (UTC)
urgh. #3 would drive me insane! i'm so glad you remember that they're humans and not doctor cyborgs or something. I'm sure they appreciate it too!
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Art: Bollywoodscoradh on March 14th, 2009 10:26 pm (UTC)
I hope so, but even if they don't - what's the worst that could happen?

I'm going MAD here, but I've managed to move my favourites on my desktop and now they won't show up on my toolbar. I don't suppose you have any idea what I did?!
moocow: [HP] perhaps I did not understand correcmisconstrue on March 16th, 2009 01:45 pm (UTC)
? i'm not so sure about the second one? your internet favorites?
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Art: Pretty facescoradh on March 18th, 2009 12:09 am (UTC)
It's okay, they magically reappeared. :D
(Anonymous) on March 16th, 2009 08:26 pm (UTC)
A-fucking-men. And serious kudos to you for calling the anaesthetist on his misogyny, I'm guessing he wasn't a reg or consultant though? If he was then bloody hell. You're brave. Seriously it's not that I think they're more than human, but I don't want to fail my rotation because the consultant just hates me. If it was a SHO or lower I would have said something, but I wouldn't have threatened to bitchslap a consultant.

-anonmedic
sss
(Anonymous) on March 16th, 2009 08:27 pm (UTC)
A-fucking-men. And serious kudos to you for calling the anaesthetist on his misogyny, I'm guessing he wasn't a reg or consultant though? If he was then bloody hell. You're brave. Seriously it's not that I think they're more than human, but I don't want to fail my rotation because the consultant just hates me. If it was a SHO or lower I would have said something, but I wouldn't have threatened to bitchslap a consultant.

-anonmedic
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Art: Bookishscoradh on March 18th, 2009 12:10 am (UTC)
I think he was a reg, but one of the young, hip ones. In fairness, I would still say it if he wasn't, I just mightn't use the term 'bitchslapped'.

You should get a journal! If only because anonmedic is such a cool username. :D
(Anonymous) on March 18th, 2009 09:40 pm (UTC)
lol ta. I have a blogspot but I just bitch about feminism. Maybe I'll get an LJ and post about how much I hate med school, but tbh I spend enough time doing that in realtime. There's a lot of pissed off medics on the net though, just google 'i hate medicine' some time...

-anonmedic
xxx