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12 November 2008 @ 08:49 pm
like a girl changes clothes  
I got this email back from my course supervisor, after I updated her on what happened after I cried all over her desk because I hated the course/my life/little red apples. (To wit, this was: physiotherapy, Lexapro and counselling, in that order. Next: getting a life.)

I am genuinely delighted to hear this, Rachel.

I think you will make a fine doctor and will appreciate the diverse careers this programme offers in time. I plan to post the excellent presentation you generated for Dr Pineapple-head as teaching material for year 1 students and you will be credited with developing this.


Dr Pineapple-head (not his real name) being the tutor who gave me a B on that rotation because 'You're an A student, but you seem like you have interests outside of medicine.'

Life, how so deeply hilarious?

As for bandom Christmas fic exchanges ... it seems like Cinderella WILL go to the ball! Stay tuned, amigos.
 
 
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you do not cross a sugarbaker woman: sugar cane (patd: jon)marksykins on November 12th, 2008 09:05 pm (UTC)
I like that you clarified on Dr. Pineapple-head because, hey, you never know.

Your last line makes me potentially happy. :D
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Bands: PATD Ryan's back b&wscoradh on November 12th, 2008 09:37 pm (UTC)
It is a not-very-subtle-reference to the size of his head - parotid glands, to be precise. You might have guessed this?

Does this mean you might be induced to write for it?! :D
(no subject) - marksykins on November 12th, 2008 10:04 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - scoradh on November 12th, 2008 10:16 pm (UTC) (Expand)
PSST - scoradh on November 13th, 2008 09:45 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Rosfoi_nefaste on November 12th, 2008 09:19 pm (UTC)
'You're an A student, but you seem like you have interests outside of medicine.'

Translation: You're a decent person with a chance to develop interpersonal skills and NOT turn into an arse like me. Teh horror!

*headdesk*
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Art: daisiesscoradh on November 12th, 2008 09:39 pm (UTC)
He was SUCH an arse. Nowadays we just have to put on Caribbean accents and say, 'You gotta be SLICK' to make each other fall about laughing. Total, total dick.
allyndra: Wash Say What?allyndra on November 12th, 2008 09:23 pm (UTC)
'You're an A student, but you seem like you have interests outside of medicine.'

WTF? How do you grade someone down on the basis of them having interests AS WELL AS their chosen field? *smacks him*

But yay that the presentation was so good that they want to use it!

Also, I would so do a bandom Christmas exchange. I purposely didn't do Yuletide so that I could do some of the other exchanges and fests. (and also because Yuletide intimidates me)
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: bands Hush Sound Greta blue dressscoradh on November 12th, 2008 09:43 pm (UTC)
I think it's too funny. I still tell people for the lols.

YAY! It's in the elementary stages but I'm hopeful. Also, yuletide intimidating? I thought it was for small fandoms? :D
(no subject) - allyndra on November 12th, 2008 11:07 pm (UTC) (Expand)
The Goddamn Wolf Womanslythwolf on November 12th, 2008 09:45 pm (UTC)
So wait, what? Am I reading this correctly? He gave you a B even though he felt it was A work simply to discourage you from not making medicine your entire, entire life?
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: bands: Hush Sound: Greta + pianoscoradh on November 12th, 2008 10:14 pm (UTC)
Oh yes. This is a practically ubiquitous mindset. Undoubtedly I shall one day succumb.
uminohikariuminohikari on November 12th, 2008 10:20 pm (UTC)
Wait, did she actually say Dr Pineapple-head? Because that would be hilarious
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Art: Converse kissscoradh on November 12th, 2008 10:22 pm (UTC)
Sadly no. That's just my nickname for him. His given name is pretty lolworthy, mind you.
mrsquizzical: bandom panic awesomespencermrsquizzical on November 12th, 2008 11:05 pm (UTC)
doctors with interests outside of medicine? wow! *rolls eyes*

and thanks for clearing up the name thing. heeeeee

are you organising something? or have you discovered something?
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: bands: Hush Sound: Greta + pianoscoradh on November 13th, 2008 09:21 pm (UTC)
(no subject) - mrsquizzical on November 13th, 2008 09:26 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - scoradh on November 13th, 2008 09:49 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - mrsquizzical on November 14th, 2008 02:29 am (UTC) (Expand)
Blindmouseblindmouse on November 12th, 2008 11:13 pm (UTC)
'You're an A student, but you seem like you have interests outside of medicine.'

Oh my god, what? They ... wow. I thought that was, like, secret subliminal messaging, not something you come out and use as a justification for grading.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: bands: PATD: Brendon is evulscoradh on November 13th, 2008 09:24 pm (UTC)
It was more in the context of 'Well, I overheard you chatting about a rugby match and salsa dancing classes you went to, which probably explains why you didn't regurgitate a book into 47 billion slides for your presentation. So. Enjoy your B!'
a work in progresswintersjuly on November 12th, 2008 11:55 pm (UTC)
am seriously glad things are going better

(and seriously, you can't give someone a lower mark just because they have other interests! my friend writes her essays three seconds before they're due in and gets awesome marks, my other friends slaves away for days and days and gets the same marks - it is totally unfair to judge people on how invested they are and mark in accordance even if sometimes you want to wallop the friend who gets awesome marks without trying D:<)
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Art: fishscoradh on November 13th, 2008 09:25 pm (UTC)
Thank you. So am I, you would not believe.

Yes, but medicine is pretty hands on and a lot of it is attendance and this nebulous thing called 'enthusiasm'. Yeah, there's not enough *eyeroll* in the WORLD.
jehnt: dw - doctor + glassesjehnt on November 13th, 2008 02:08 am (UTC)
Dr Pineapple-head (not his real name) being the tutor who gave me a B on that rotation because 'You're an A student, but you seem like you have interests outside of medicine.'

... I don't even know what to say to that. (Other than that, in my experience, doctors who have interests outside of medicine make better doctors. I mean, as long as they're still good at the doctoring. But between a good doctor who is A Real Person and a good doctor who is a ROBOT, I will always go with the person over the robot.)
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Bands: Cobra Ryland floweryscoradh on November 13th, 2008 09:26 pm (UTC)
But what do you do when the robot is your TUTOR? (Ray guns being not, as such, allowed.)
Sereniaserenia on November 13th, 2008 02:22 am (UTC)
You're not allowed to have interests outside of medicine? o.O
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Art: singingscoradh on November 13th, 2008 09:38 pm (UTC)
Sure you can! You just can't expect to get an A as well.
trichinopoly ash: batman: bat dance!aldehyde on November 14th, 2008 04:22 am (UTC)
my first reaction was omg, there's a dr. pineapple-head? and then i read further :P

BUT YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY! I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU! *hugs*
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Art: Marie Antoinettescoradh on November 15th, 2008 03:03 am (UTC)
Would it not be THE AWESOME TO END ALL AWESOME if there were?

Thank you! I feel happy! Novel emotion, I can tell you.
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every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Art: statuescoradh on November 15th, 2008 03:05 am (UTC)
It's insanely amazing. I wish I'd done it before. ♥