So, I'm sarcastic. I'm facetious. The reason I've loved surgery thus far is because the staff is just like that. Well, I was made aware recently (today) that during grand rounds, faculty, attendings and residents were told to stop being sarcastic around medical students. The presenter said it was a change being promoted and encouraged in other schools (sure... ) I was curious. The reason was that students didn't know/arent familiar with it. So what gives? I'm a bit annoyed because it means you guys have to stop being yourselves. The funny part being that nurses/techs aren't affected ATM (which I've learned is funny since they feed into it by being like that). I'm embarrassed because I never had a problem with it. Also because of how stupid it seems to take the opinion of people in school who know nothing outside of school as reason to punish surgeons teaching us. "stop being sarcastic!" "yeah, sure" In the end, we tally'd the amount of times the fellow was sarcastic and fined him. The scrub tech walked out with a brand new car.