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31 March 2008 @ 10:19 pm
so's your face  

+ Some doctors believe in presenting a professional facade at all times, especially to students, so as to provide a good example. Others ... do not. Sample:
++ Would you thrombolyse someone with an aortic aneurysm? You would to fuck! (Unless you really didn't like them.)
++ That ECG. It's just fucked up.

+ Some doctors are tools. Sample:
++ It's the difference between wearing your 'good doctor' hat and your 'bad doctor' hat. (One day there won't be any difference between me wearing my 'normal person' hat and my 'killing you WITH MY HANDS' hat.)
++ You need to file your emotions.

Some doctors are doctors. Sample:
+ They called me over the weekend and I said to ventilate him. I want to see him after the ward round and our meeting, though.

It's, like. Like. Fuck? I'm sitting here doing a presentation on oncology resources and. I don't want to have to care. Because I'm approximately five and a half years of age and sometimes I like to believe that there's such a thing as a job where I won't be alternately bored out of my brain, sceptically amused by other people's enthusiasm, or overwhelmed.

I'm getting my guitar tomorrow, though, and I learned three new piano pieces over Easter, and I might go for art classes over the summer. THEY'LL NEVER TAKE ME ALIVE.
Current Mood: grumpygrumpy
Current Music: tonight, tonight (the smashing pumpkins)
(Anonymous) on April 1st, 2008 11:31 am (UTC)
Join the club
Been reading your LJ for a while. I think I found it by searching "quitting med school". I'm not at all interested in fan fic or anything, but I love to know at least one other person is as frustrated by the med school experience as I am (yet still can't quite bring themselves to quit...). Second year, in England. I just wish I had your discipline though; when I get overwhelmed with why would I care? I just stop studying. So I stop studying a lot.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Grey's Anatomy: bluescoradh on April 1st, 2008 06:13 pm (UTC)
Re: Join the club
It's hard to quit any course, but I reckon medicine must be one of the hardest. People think you're mad to quit it; personally I think you're mad to do it. I'm hanging in because I might as well, kind of thing, but I don't often see myself being a doctor forever and ever.

Good luck. Try to study, at least then you won't have that guilt on top of everything else.
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every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Goldy booksscoradh on April 1st, 2008 06:30 pm (UTC)
Which is essentially what I think my playing will be like!
(Anonymous) on April 16th, 2008 06:29 pm (UTC)
I want to learn piano too.
IS it difficult?? I've tried with guitar lessons but...nothing!