So our teaching rounds today were led by a gastroenterologist. Nice guy. Subject was abdominal pain. Fine. When he was done, I asked him how I might go about learning colonoscopies. He gave me this crappy, loooooong answer that included how dangerous it would be to have FP's doing them, how impossible it would be for someone like me to get enough of them to get hospital privledges (150 or so), and how I could never keep my numbers up if doing only 2-3 a week in my own office. All I wanted to do was learn how to do 'em. He was a nice enough guy about it, so I didn't realize how much his arrogant answer was pi$$ing me off 'till later. Now I'm even more motivated to learn the procedure. I don't know if I'll try to do them in my practice. I don't know ANYTHING about how my practice will look. I wasn't asking the guy about my practice. But this is one of the most common procedures in medicine. It is a general health screening procedure. Learning it is appropriate for a FP resident. If nothing else, it can teach me to see potentially malignant polyps and the anatomical contours of the lower GI tract better. What a punk.