That's not scut. I good clerk/intern would go to the film library; have them make 4 copies of the films, and then hand deliver them to everyone who wanted one.Originally posted by Annette
Making certain that a certain film made it to a confrence when several other attendings wanted the film at the same time.
Why doesn't the class wimp tell the bully no when the bully asks for his lunch money? Because he'd get a serious beat-down, that's why.Originally posted by The Pill Counter
Maybe it's a stupid question, but why doesn't anyone say no?
I suspect most of us would do the former, and wait out the dingus rather than shoot ourselves in the foot unnecessarily. Its not being a kiss-ass, its proteccting yourself. Sadly, it has to work that way.would you rather get a good grade but be disrespected for a month or would you rather get a lower grade and keep your dignity?
Bake a cake? wtf?? What possible reason could they have to make you do that? Why couldn't you just go out and buy a cake anyway?Originally posted by tussy
2. I was sent home in the morning and asked to bake a cake to bring in for afternoon rounds.
I must disagree with your definition of scut. Scut is work that is done that has nothing to do with patient care, but must be done by someone. Everything you've listed above are procedures and tasks that directly contribute to patient care. They may not be things you enjoy doing, but they are very necessary. If you do not enjoy looking after patients, then maybe you should rethink your career choice.Originally posted by emedpa
NONE OF THESE THINGS IS EVEN CLOSE TO SCUT!!!
real scut is undesirable clinical tasks. scut done by me on rotations:
perirectal abscesses, need I say more?
tracheal suctioning of green, malodorous sputum.
anything involving smelly feet, vomit, or drunks at 2 am in the ER.
foley cath rounds on trauma service in icu(replace old with new).
removing central lines and chest tubes.
irrigating abscess post I+D and repacking while the resident or surgeon goes for coffee.
paracentesis(also usually involves drunks)
you will notice a common theme here, bad smells and/or pus. now that is scut! the rest is kissing the a$$ of the resident(and yes, I waited for pages and ran errands, but never baked a cake).
Sorry Spidey, i didn't see your question. Of course i still love you.Originally posted by Spidey
Tussy you didn't answer my question... don't you love me anymore?