The Fuddled Medic is going to join a profession that include a whole lot of bastards. In one of the first lectures the FM attended the lecturer stated doctors have a higher than average amount of
As a profession we have a higher amount of bullies to. And this is something that is not just experienced by medical students but by junior doctors as well. Most students work on confidence, after a few weeks of things going well students start to believe that they might have what it takes to be a doctor. All it takes is for one bit of humiliation in front of eight other medical students for this to go, with poor student going backwards.
Buts what’s worse that this?
Gunners, the term given to overly (usually downright rude) competitive medical students. These are far worse in the FM’s mind. An arrogant consultant can be easily ignored, or thought off as old fashioned and ignorant. A Gunner will find it easier to sow doubts in minds. Are you doing enough work? Why can they answer questions that you can’t?
Unfortunately MTAS has made it much worse. In the good old days it was a case of pass or fail. Now it pays to be in the top 25 or 50% of year. This is wrong, either you are competent or you are not.