Monday, September 20, 2010

A protester that won't protest. Oxymoron?

I know the feeling well.

Medical school and residency is hard work. Humiliation and embarrassment come with the territory. This is both good and bad, but that is another post.

Rounds with the attending is fraught with danger. Only those who have stood in the halls with peers, housestaff and attendings, reviewing a case can understand the fear and trepidation that occurs when you are called upon to answer a medical question with which you have no idea the answer. I mean, they are medical students and can't be expected to know everything, can they?

It is unusual though, for an attending to deliver such a smackdown as delivered by Andrew Brietbart at the Right Nation 2010 conference, but it does happen on rare occasions and only as the result undue incompetence.

I almost feel sorry for the protesters. They didn't get paid nearly enough money to account for this indignity.

Truthfully, attendings don't expect med students to know everything, but we do expect the basics! At least tell us why you wanted to be a doctor in the first place...

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1 comment:

  1. That is not an oxymoron. Ironic, maybe, but not an oxymoron.