Sunday, March 24, 2013

Profile of a med student on surgery

21 comments:

  1. Great one, liked it!

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  2. Hehe so perfect. Definitely true

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  3. Yay, cartoon :-)

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  4. Got surgery in May and June. I know it's going to be hell but I stopped being worried about these things a while ago.

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  5. haha so accurate! yay! a cartoon :)

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  6. Just jumping on the bandwagon here:
    YAY CARTOON!!

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  7. That will be me in 1 week, right down to just wanting to be a pediatrician!

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  8. I so remember this - with the practice knots on the button hole! Ugh, what a tough way to start 3rd year! (and yes, now I really am a pediatrician, so I survived!)

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  9. I just finished surgery a month ago and this is perfect. I too just want to be a pediatrician!

    Also, our residents always asked, "Have you passed gas from below?"

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    1. Most of our patients did not speak English---I had to learn how to say it in Spanish, or, worst case scenario, pantomime the passing of gas from below.

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  10. couldn't be more accurate

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  11. Dead on. Loved this.

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  12. Yay cartoon seems to be the general consensus here no?

    Being less of a smartarse: Love it.

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  13. Great depiction of the truth of 3rd year!

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  14. My complaining definitely paid off. Thanks for all the comments! :)

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    1. Haha I was just thinking I better leave some positive feedback about this.

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  15. couldn't be more accurate - agreed.

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  16. You forgot two things:
    1) the Kelly clamp hanging from the side pocket because you never know when you might come across a chest tube that needs attention; and
    2) due to the 3 cups of coffee she downed in order to stay awake while retracting and not falling into the field, she has to pee really, really badly.
    Tricia

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  17. Oh, and another thing - how could I forget? (But, these are all-the-time things, not just surgery-related:)
    The pocket reference book and the 2-inch packet of 3x5 cards that have all the patients written on them and where they are in the hospital. The packet also has discharged/dead patients because the packet never gets culled - only added to.

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  18. To give you the positive reinforcement you asked for a few weeks ago.... love this comic. Pretty much spot on.

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