Alhamdulillah todayI finished general peds posting with three assesments. Yesterday was the grand ward round with the superconsultant (you knowla, the membebel type). Usually for each patient in acute cubicle she spends 30-45 minutes for each acute patient. Yesterday, I presented one acute case, and it took only 10 minutes. With this superconsultant, she wants certain ways of presentation. She never ask which uni we graduate from. If we houseman present badly, she will ask which university we graduated from. If she asks that, means she marks us as weak (trust me, no houseman would want that!). I can say that local grads and foreign grads have had equal chances of “revealing” which uni they graduated from to this superconsultant. And lucky for me, I never “revealed” which uni I was from… 🙂
Yes, there are some specialists who mark the foreign graduates as weak houseman whose standard are far below. But eh ello, this week I have just seen that a Ukrainian tagger clerks a lot of cases and takes care of 7 patients, and local taggers REFUSE to clerk cases, take care of one patient each and even went missing for THREE hours. Ingat dah bagus sangat ke tu? I don’t knowla why the hell do these bloody specialists think so high of these local grads. One of them even yelled at the staff nurses refusing to clerk new patient, then MO came and shouted back to her for her bullshit attitude.
Well, I have heard much worse stories of how specialists discriminate foreign graduates (especially Russian/Ukrainian) in other hospitals. In the hospital where I work, it’s not so bad at all. The specialists treat us by posting seniority instead. A 5th poster (regardless of which graduate) can follow rounds to ICU and HDW while the junior ones stay in the normal ward.
The other thing in peds that I don’t like about is the parents. They come in late at night, adding work to us houseman, next day wanna discharge! BODOOHHHHH!!!!! Yang aku paling sakit hati bila diorang cakap “asyik kerja tulis dan cucuk je”. WOI MAK YANG TAK BERTANGGUNGJAWAB, did you go to medschool isn’t it? Febrile fit, still fever, you wanna go home that soon? Kalau dah nk keluar sangat janganla masuk! Ini tak, masuk tengah malam tambah kerja houseman sbb nak dapat emergency leave dari kerja esok harinya. Responsible motherla sangat! Aku nak korek je bijik mata kau bagi anjing makan.
Well my simple expressions as goodbye to general peds 🙂 Starting SCN (still in peds posting) tomorrow.
Never wanna be a pediatrician!