Monopoly is a board game that either be incredibly dull or incredibly fun, unfortunately you don’t know which one it’s going to be until an hour into the game. It’s also used to describe a situation where somebody or something owns/controls the vast majority of a particular market/substance.
For some reasons Medics seem to think that they have a monopoly on “working hard,” in the mistaken belief that only medical students do any work whilst at Uni. This is partly due to the fact that medics become isolated from other students and get a warped view of themselves. Indeed medics do work hard but the FM knows plenty of engineers who work much harder and give up there holidays to do unpaid internships.
Does it really matter if we have this view of ourselves? Yes, especially as some medics seem to think there better then what they are.
Well we don’t have a monopoly on working and compared to some other students (student nurses/midwifes) we have it pretty easy when it comes to shifts – unlike these professions we don’t have to do weekends or evenings or night shifts.
So why this mini rant? Because it’s an unnecessary wall that we put up between us and everybody else. Sure, we are stressed and we have lots of exams but that’s no reasons to think we’re different to everyone else. Plus it makes us incredibly dull at times. There we go – tenuous link to the start of this post.