Recently, there are a lot of pictures circulating on FB regarding professions. What people think you are doing, what you think you are doing, and what you are doing for real. Most of the pictures are very well put, great for laughter, but can’t deny the fact that maybe it is really as it says in reality.
There are times when people come to me, and want me to advice, suggest or influence future generations related to me, to pursue certain professions or courses. Well, what can I say. This is my first job, and my only job, and I have limited knowledge in what people do and how it is like to be in their shoes.
Looking back and housemanship and all the new medical graduates. I can’t help but think that time has changed. The cycles of saying previous generation was better, worked harder and harsher is never ending. I had always try to keep my mouth shut when it comes to discuss about housemen & housemenship. When I was one, my senior would say that how hard it was for them during their housemanship. And they would say that we have it easy. And now when I became and MO, I saw my colleagues telling the current houseman how it was hard for them last time, some even going to the extend of complaining regarding the new housemen. Haven’t we all been in their place? Well, maybe not they say.
Being a Russian grad. I know it is going to be hard for a lot of new houseman. With the current shift system (there goes the blablabla), it is going to be even harder. Harder in the sense that you have less chance to learn. Harder in the sense that sometimes you don’t even know your MOs. Harder in the sense that you don’t have a close tie with us.
I know people say new graduates have questionable quality.
I know the government in kinda concentrated with doctors and new rules will be there to control all these. And there will even be rules to sack those poor performing one.
But as for today, I think I’ll be nice with all that I work with. We shall help each other since the future is going to be harsh. At least that’s what I believe in. At least maybe with this, we all still stand a chance to be a good doc.