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- Mar 23, 2009
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I agree with much of what ROFLCAKES has posted. It is good to see a med student who is not a passive wimp. I find the medical profession is filled with many students and residents who are chumps. I have seen program directors say that we (meaning the residents but not the attendings) have to make sure to get all the work done no matter how long it takes and the residents go along with it like they are making a noble sacrifice. Meanwhile the PD is living large and saving money by not having to hire PAs or get more help since the residents are happy to take more and more on without any protest.
It is refreshing to hear an attending physician admit that the current system is build to exploit medical students/residents to get cheap labor out of them under the guise of "education" and "patient safety."
I refuse to be a pushover passive wimp, and if my attendings want to give me a *gasp* pass instead of high pass because I won't let myself be pissed on, then so be it. Medical students and residents let themselves be pissed on, so in some ways, I can't blame the PD/attendings for taking advantage of them. If you're too much of a coward to stand up for yourself, then I guess you deserve to be exploited.
Nonetheless, I go to work to fulfill the contractual obligations agreed to upon between myself and my employer (ie. the hospital, clinic etc...). Nothing more. Nothing less.
I am not here to save the world or mankind, I am here to get my paycheck and fulfill the requirements of my aforementioned contractual agreement. Period.