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Gotta Love the Surgeons

Discussion in 'Emergency Medicine' started by sleepymed, May 1, 2007.

  1. sleepymed

    sleepymed The white Hard24Get 7+ Year Member

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    I'm currently doing my surgery clerkship and at the start of the rotation I was flirting with the idea of going into surgery (temporary insanity). Today, I crossed surgery off my list for sure. I spent the start of the day today having an absolutely horrible time as one of my classmates made sarcastic comments and mocked all the rest of the students. I witnessed first hand as students who were previously bearable became transformed into these arrogant, condescending horrible beings. Students who think that just because they want to become surgeons that they MUST know more than us mere mortals, students who roll their eyes and mutter under their breaths as one of the other students asks a question about something they don't understand. Students who go out of their way to make their classmates and residents look bad. ukh... Looking at the students in my class that are interested in surgery is like looking into a textbook of malignant psychopathology. Nothing is worth dealing with people like this!

    Then I go down and I bump into three ER docs I had never met before and they were so cool. Some of the most fun-loving helpful people in the hospital, and having just met me were giving me advise about away electives, giving me a new copy of pharmacopoeia, giving me chocolate, and sending emails to their old PDs on my behalf.

    Will someone please tell me how crazy/stupid I would have to be to choose to subject myself to the students in my class that want to be surgeons for the rest of my life... esp. when a group like the latter exists. No, thank you very much, count me out.
     
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  3. Jack Daniel

    Jack Daniel In Memory of Riley Jane Moderator Emeritus 5+ Year Member

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    lol. You sure they're not just trying to flirt?
     
  4. AmoryBlaine

    AmoryBlaine the last tycoon 7+ Year Member

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    Really?
     
  5. GeneralVeers

    GeneralVeers Globus Hystericus Physician 10+ Year Member

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    I'll send an e-mail to my old P.D. in LA for you, of course he's probably in jail for tax fraud or cocaine dealing.
     
  6. sleepymed

    sleepymed The white Hard24Get 7+ Year Member

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    I'm pretty sure they weren't flirting, one's married with a new baby and the other is at least 45 or 50. The third was a woman who is dating a guy that works at my school.

    To be completely honest though, I was introduced by my surgery attending who is good friends with one of them and when he started chatting with me, it turns out he also knows my EM mentor pretty well too.

    Maybe they have brothers that they could hook me up with though... a girl can always dream can't she!
     
  7. Dr.McNinja

    Dr.McNinja Nobel War Prize Winner Moderator Physician Faculty 10+ Year Member

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    Somebody better love me and Sweet Tea, or there will be consequences.

    (Is NCC doing surg or med?)
     
  8. SoCuteMD

    SoCuteMD 10+ Year Member

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    No more rounding!
    *gets crowbar out*
     
  9. Flopotomist

    Flopotomist I love the Chicago USPS 7+ Year Member

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    Uhm - do we have our sexual drive surgically removed at 45?
     
  10. sleepymed

    sleepymed The white Hard24Get 7+ Year Member

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    Naw, but I'm not that hot... especially on my surgery rotation when my oh so average looks are magnified by nice large bags under my eyes and a glazed expression
     
  11. tkim

    tkim 10 cc's cordrazine Physician 10+ Year Member

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    I'm sorry, all I saw as I glanced at that posting was 'nice large bags'.
     
  12. Sweet Tea

    Sweet Tea Girl Next Door Physician 10+ Year Member

    For serious.

    I think NCC is med but I'm not sure...
     
  13. sleepymed

    sleepymed The white Hard24Get 7+ Year Member

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    Little "lost" aren't we?
     
  14. substanceP

    substanceP Member 10+ Year Member

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    He's doing prelim med.
     
  15. tkim

    tkim 10 cc's cordrazine Physician 10+ Year Member

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    You could say that.
     
  16. DeadCactus

    DeadCactus SDN Lifetime Donor Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

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    Na, just taking the scenic route...
     
  17. sleepymed

    sleepymed The white Hard24Get 7+ Year Member

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    could just be nice large bags of manure. Pretty scenic route that would be
     
  18. DeadCactus

    DeadCactus SDN Lifetime Donor Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

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    Could be bags of Spanish gold on pirate's chest. And when big bags, chests, and pirate booty are a possibility, it is time to take chances...
     
  19. kungfufishing

    kungfufishing Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Where was that Tigan thread?
     
  20. sleepymed

    sleepymed The white Hard24Get 7+ Year Member

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    Now we're moving on to booty... interesting
     
  21. tkim

    tkim 10 cc's cordrazine Physician 10+ Year Member

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    Well, it *is* another name for pirate treasure, perfessor.
     
  22. Miami_med

    Miami_med Moving Far Away Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

    Are we talking about booty or bags on a chest?
     

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