Just a puppet with The Man's hand up my *$$
10+ Year Member
- Dec 20, 2006
- Attending Physician
I don't see the problem. Our MICU attendings compliment us on our ability to get jobs done without too much unnecessary talk on rounds.http://www.gomerblog.com/2015/08/er-resident-rotating-in-icu/
Someone needs to teach this guy the art of subtlety. Yeesh.
It was funny.Pretty funny.
But for the medical students reading these sorts of things, choose whatever specialty you like for the work, not others' opinions of that work. And that includes things like neurosurgery, which is rightly held in high regard, but man, I see very few who are actually happy. Fact is, my job satisfaction went up went I left my pride at the door and focused on the patients.
Yep, at our program we rotate in the MICU, CICU, and the attendings there don't hold anything back when saying how much they prefer the EM residents over the IM ones. EM residents can do procedures unsupervised, presentations on rounds are more focused, culture of hard work, etc.I don't see the problem. Our MICU attendings compliment us on our ability to get jobs done without too much unnecessary talk on rounds.
They routinely criticize their own IM residents for dragging their feet on decisions, needing too much supervision for procedures, taking too long on rounds, etc.
I'm sure they get annoyed when we don't know the latest literature on when to feed people and the important subtleties of the more complex patients.
That's because it was aimed at your specialty and was kind of accurate. I've felt the same way reading stuff on there about mine.As far as the Gomerblog post goes, I read that site frequently and that anti-ER post definitely had a different vibe than most of their stuff. It was less funny, more hostile.
Please feel free to point out where I said I was outraged. I just thought it crossed the line from satire to being a bit spiteful or hateful.I agree that the strengths of EM are procedures and acute resuscitation while IM begins to shine in the management of the sub-acute and chronic issues. I also agree that 6 hours of rounding is seizure inducing. The "outrage" certainly does bring up the question of pretentious though...