...they show up again acting all interested and enthusiastic as if this rotation was the greatest since the conception of medicine itself. So essentially they go around trying to fool the attendings and residents that are evaluating them that they are really interested in the field so that they can get good evaluations...total phonies in my book.
As somebody once told me...it's better to be yourself and get a poor evaluation rather than be a complete phoney and get a good one. Because in the end, who cares what people think of you or what evaluation you get when you're finally a doctor.
Also, I'll let you in on a little known secret. The harder you work, the better you'll be treated. The guy in that online novel is a perfect example. What attitude! If he had been my student, I'd have made him my personal scut monkey! I like to really torture the lazy or arrogant ones. On the other hand, I love rewarding hard working students with little to no scut, high yield tutorials and anwsers to often asked pimp questions. I also try to let them go as early in the day as possible.
I think one of my favorite parts was about when he wanted to deliver a baby and he would leave the floor and expect the residents to page him when the baby was ready to be born!!! And then he got pissed off when they didn't do it!! The nerve--if you want to deliver a baby then you follow your patient, and here's a radical concept--you labor sit until the baby is born, you don't wander off and expect to be summoned!
Originally posted by Whisker Barrel Cortex
You can be yourself, let your residents know you're not interested in their field, and still do a good job. These are not mutually exclusive. As much as you dislike a field, working as part of a team is essential on any rotation and getting out of there early and not doing any work is just pathetic. I told my OB/GYN residents and attendings early on that I was going into radiology, but still did my part to help as much as possible. This is not kissing ass! It is being a responsible student and doing your part.