I don't really think it's about passing courses, I think it's about having the compassion to help a failing student in need, or at least showing understanding rather than passing judgement and harshly pointing out their weaknesses. The fact is that everyone will most-likey experience moments of weakness throughout their lifetime and although I accept that it is a cold cold world and the weak will get stepped on, it would show a very positive character trait if a successful student lends a helping hand to one who is in need.anon-y-mouse said:I don't see what's so arrogant or cut-throat about passing, honestly. Would you rather have the "arrogant" doctor who passes, or the "down to earth" one who fails all their anatomy tests? Recollection / knowledge in a life-or-death situation, the ability to know exactly what course of action to take, is really important. While his honesty is refreshing, it won't help him save lives.
Gavanshir said:Very interesting read. One has to respect and appreciate an honest blogger who writes his life experiences for others to learn from.
His take on the "Danger Zone" was quite good. Here is part of section 2, looks like he might be talking about students like you, anon-y-mouse:
I don't think it is fair/nice to say that anon-y-mouse may be like this. Do you know him to say that? If you want to use an example, then use a hypothetical one.
The blog seems cool and I don't think that it matters where someone goes to school---just what they know and how good they are when they have the title doctor attached to their name. not everyone is gonna do awesome in med school, but hopefully itll all come together in a short time and definitely before they get out! I'd rather have a doc that was kind and knew all his ****, but if I had to choose between a hardworking but not the smartest most intuitive doctor and a brilliant dingus, Id pick the dingus just as long as he had an o.k bedside manner and did not make his patients feel like they were inferior to him. Some docs can be pricks in their personal lives but are way cool to their patients and know their stuff.
yes. his entries are long-winded and overly verbose. like anon-y-mouse, i think this guy is just whining a lot. sure it's a cutthroat world in medical school whether you like it or not, but that same desire and ambition to be the best is what separates doctors from other professions. what other profession will take almost a decade out of their lives, endure long hours, and tough situations, and make life-altering choices?Flopotomist said:I only read the bloggers first post, and I will say that I think he made a very good (painful) decision to retake anatomy so that he could learn more. I will say though that less time blogging and more time studying next term might be helpful.