Thursday, February 18, 2010


Sometimes I wish I had a big magical hammer I could use to smash things and throw around a bit of lightning.

Today started as any other day (any other day where I wake up while its still dark anyway...) with a trip to the RGH and ward rounds. Following the ward rounds I managed to acquire the signatures necessary to lock in a patient as a CoC patient. This was exciting for a while, and I spent quite a while talking about all aspects of his care.

After hours and hours* of chatting and various examinations, I decided that I had probably done quite enough on the wards and decided it would be a good time to go home for lunch. I decided to call this "good time" lunchtime. I thought it seemed quite apropos.

Our PBL was uneventful, though very informative as one of the consultants shared a little bit of the amazing amount of information that senior medical practitioners seem to pick up along their careers.

The trouble came afterwards when I happened to bump into the registrar from the ward I am attached to at the RGH. He was quite surprised to see me, wondering why I was even at FMC. I told him we had a tutorial from a consultant. He told me that they (the RGHers) wanted to give us tutorials but could never find us. I was amused at that considering I had not seen him since midway through ward rounds. I told him that we had our scheduled classes to be at. He told me that one of the consultants at the RGH wanted to give us a tutorial, tomorrow morning at 11am. We were also to prepare a patient to present. I asked him if there was any way we could reschedule, as we had an orthopaedics tutorial at FMC at that time. He repeated that the consultant would give us a tutorial at 11am, as if there was nothing to contest, and then walked off.

I stared off into the distance, with a slightly perplexed frown which deepened into a full blown contorted look of horror as I realised I had to somehow bring this subject up with a consultant that I personally thought was more than a little frightening.

Tomorrow will be an interesting day.

*With slight error from a time dilation effect

1 comment:

Pink Stethoscopes said...

Hehe. They'd like to mark their territory by peeing on the students, but know they *really* shouldn't ... this is the next best thing.