Angry Doctor

Friday, October 14, 2005


... in the operating theatre tea-room.

Medical Officer: … so I referred the patient to Medical, and it turns out the registrar on-call was my ex-houseman! I feel so old.

Registrar: You think that’s old? The student-nurse that I met during my housemanship is now a Nursing Officer!

Senior Registrar: You think that’s old? My ex-houseman is now my consultant!

All three: *sigh!*


  • Don't promotions go by seniority and experience?

    By Anonymous james, At October 14, 2005 11:24 am  

  • Thankfully/regrettably, no.

    Promotion to the next grade is dependent on attaining a series of milestones in the forms of exams.

    Pay rise used to be pegged to seniority, but is now pegged to both length of service and performace, I believe.

    By Blogger angry doc, At October 14, 2005 11:38 am  

  • hmmm... cannot anyhow tekan houseman horr... sekali some yrs down the road he/she becomes your boss :P

    By Anonymous pretzel, At October 14, 2005 4:25 pm  

  • Or worse: houseman gets so discouraged from being tekan'd by you he decided to quit clinical medicine and later becomes a hospital administrator... in YOUR hospital!

    By Blogger angry doc, At October 14, 2005 4:33 pm  

  • I guess AST and BSTs are offered based on performance too? But 'performance' can be hard to define is'nt it

    By Anonymous james, At October 14, 2005 7:13 pm  

  • at least better than having a non-medical person be the hospital administrator.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At October 14, 2005 10:28 pm  

  • You missed out the male-female setup, which accounts for many of these 'reg-MO' experiences.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At October 15, 2005 1:51 pm  

  • Heheh.

    What I like about these 'Overheard' posts is that the brevity means not much background information is given, and readers make their own interpretation based on how much they know.

    I'm constantly surprised by how much of the undertone readers can pick up. :)

    By Blogger angry doc, At October 15, 2005 2:14 pm  

  • Hentak Kaki, Cepat Hentak!

    By Anonymous 2BDoc, At October 28, 2005 2:16 pm  

  • It will not work in fact, that is exactly what I think.
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    By Anonymous Anonymous, At February 16, 2013 10:32 pm  

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