That was a very interesting article. This makes me also wonder about the many Caribbean medical students, who get agitated so easily. I'm referring to those who complain about every little thing while they're in medical school (especially during basic sciences).
I always want to tell those who post, you need to try a U.S. school and see how that lasts. U.S. schools prepare students for U.S. environments, and many Caribbean schools do also (or try to). I've heard stories of U.S. med school classes being held at all hours of the day, and entire weekends after last min faculty decisions. I've also heard of major tests being introduced with no warning. If that occurred in a Caribbean medical environment, best believe that school forum would be FULL of complaints.For many medical students, verbal and physical harassment and intimidation are part of the exhausting process, too.
Last edited by medman; 08-10-2012 at 09:33 AM. Reason: corrected "form" to "forum"
Life coping skills needs to be taught also. When you get into a work environment things change sometimes. You have to roll with the punches or you'll end up in trouble. I would be interested to see if the people who complain the most are the same poor souls you see in front of medical boards for basically 'fighting' the system.
Last edited by BabaOriley; 08-11-2012 at 03:29 PM.
I would have to say, Caribbean med students are actually the ones that adapt better and deal with this better than US students do...we are so damn tickled to be in med school that we'll put up with a lot more crap than a US med student.
For example, we couldn't send the med students to go get food on call days...some student complained and there you go! Personally I loved going to get food on the call days...got me out of the hospital for a little breather and I got to eat better food (that usually a resident paid for!) than could be had in the hospital.
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