Wednesday, May 03, 2006


Bonjour,

This is my wish for you today.

You are beautiful. Take time to sample spring. Get out and play. Dig up some dirt. Or piss in a sandbox or something.

Not much to report. I am being traumatized by my new preceptor this week. At least 3 times each day, I barely resist the urge to apologize to the patients for the doctor’s rude behaviour. God knows he will not apologize for consistently being over an hour late, or not answering people’s questions, or dismissing their concerns with a scoff. It's exhausting really. Ob/Gyn was too good. It instilled in me a burning desire for respect – directed toward both myself and patients. Maybe that just isn’t a realistic expectation.

T

11 Comments:

Blogger The One and Only said...

T, what section of medicine are you in now? Do these preceptors get some type of stipend or something for dealing with you? Where are these rude Dr.'s coming from? Continue to be yourself...there is nothing wrong with that.

9:13 PM  
Blogger telltale tabby said...

I am working in a certain surgical sub-specialty this week. Yes, I think they might get a little stipend. Not anything worth writing home about.

This guy is kind a rudikins with his patients. He is not that bad with me.

The ER doc actually is really good with patients, and my fellow students either love him or hate him. I think he and I just have a personality conflict is all.

thank you for the moral support.
t

9:40 PM  
Anonymous Tirunesh said...

My love, i miss you. Wanna come over for dinner tonight. I need to cook for someone and there is no one who appreciates my cooking more than you. Call me.

8:47 AM  
Anonymous Tirunesh said...

BTW, I left my cell phone at PJ's so you'll have to call me at work or at home.

9:07 AM  
Blogger telltale tabby said...

Dear Tirunesh,

I would like to try to come over, depending on your timeline. I miis you too.

Unfortunately, I don`t have your work or home number because I always call your cell.

Please contact me with your info.

m

11:53 AM  
Anonymous Tirunesh said...

Tab,

I found the perfect job for you. Check it out. And I think this should confirm your desire to pursue Ob/Gyn while saving Africa.

http://reliefweb.int/rw/res.nsf/db900SID/OCHA-6NKPRW?OpenDocument

12:13 PM  
Blogger telltale tabby said...

doll,

thank you. while i don't think i am quite qualified for this position at present, it does give a girl something to strive for.

i have not digested our delicious meal and now i will go to bed and endure gastro-esophageal reflux - but it was worth it.

love you to the point of stupidity.

t

12:14 AM  
Anonymous tirunesh said...

You know I love to feed you.

Question: Pig's foot, cow tongue or fish head?

Choose wisely.

T

12:12 PM  
Blogger telltale tabby said...

Definitely pig's foot. Cloven hooves turn me on like nothing else!

tabby

4:07 PM  
Blogger bbctchr,M.D. said...

You are learning valuable lessons about role modelling. They are doing it on purpose just to teach you! From the sporadic cheques that hit my account, preceptors get about $100 per week for taking students.

10:32 PM  
Blogger telltale tabby said...

Dear BBCTCHR,

I wonder about the ethics of consciously alientating one's patients in order to teach medical students a lesson. Plus, I don't think this guy really gives a flying F about me or my education. The look of revulsion he gives me when I don't know the answers to his "read my mind" line of questioning is priceless. It is even worse when I ask him to clarify something, or give me some guidance.

Clearly, you are not doing it for the money. Catching even one extra baby per week is far more lucrative (and fun) than dealing with boring and/or irritating medical students. So, I dunno, there must be some other motivating factor right?

Did you listen to the CD? Has it changed your life?

Tabby

10:54 AM  

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