Wow, two posts in one day!
Just to clarify something from my last post:
Of course, I assume everyone in the world knows I'm not a neurologist, so I thought it was sufficient to mention that med student was rotating on neurology to make clear that he wasn't my student. Apparently not. But he wasn't assigned to me and I had very little interaction with him.
Once you move on to a new level of training, you do earn the right to make fun of all lower levels. But I don't think anything gives you the right to abuse and ignore your med students. Personally, I don't take med students at all, because I feel the environment is less than ideal for learning. I promise I am not cruel to my nonexistent med students.
Asking someone you don't know to move their ass when you know they're in the way, but they're not necessarily in your way takes a special sort of person. If I saw an old lady teetering on the bus and nobody giving up their seats, I'd be pissed but probably not say something. I think it takes a sort of outspoken person to yell at a stranger for not doing the right thing for someone else. Sometimes that kind of person can be heroic. Other times they're just nosy. Other times they risk getting shot. In any case, I'm not that sort of person.