Monday, 31 October 2011

Silly and Justice

There are the so called four ethical principles, autonomy, beneficience, non maleficience and justice (aka how does it fit into the wider community).

There is some silly notion going around that women should be free to pick and choose if they have a caesarean or not.

By this logic I should be free to decide if I want antibiotics for a runny nose, etc

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Oh Dear

I'm afraid to say I've seen most of what Lily desribes over in Scrubs and Pubs. I have already blogged about the high proportion of unpleasant people within medicine and now I'm going to have to etend this to medical students to.

Indeed I have heard quite a few of my colleagues criticising FY1 for "only" being a year ahead of them. A year is a long time, particularly when the FM looks back on where she was last year. Plus we have not passed finals.

So why are we like this?

Is it because some of us were forced into medicine by pushy parents and various private schools?

Or because people came into medicine just wanting money? A very silly thing to do, there are far easier ways. But as mentioned before the FM gets annoyed and upset when hearing people boast about how much private work they want to do.

But a friend summarised it to me best, medical students quickly forget how lucky they are to be here in the first place

Rant over

Friday, 21 October 2011


Form submitted, time to get my life back . .

Thursday, 13 October 2011

There must be a better way

The Fuddled Medic is anxious, she is applying for jobs.

This involves answering question such as "think of a situation that you found yourself in where you were standing upside down on a ward round. How did you manage this situation, what were your priorities? How might you share what you have learnt with your colleagues, who like yourself often find themselves doing this? Now for a poorly written statement thats long winded that you cant really understand with a token bit of jargon in."

Yes MTAS is here.

This depresses the FM, she wants to be spending her evening learning about medicine, practicing examination skills, revising physiology, perhaps even looking up how to manage and deal with stuff that can KILL patients.

But no, its answering poorly written questions. Even spell checker hated it