The world of medicine is like a bubble. A lot of people THINK they know what goes on there, but unless you're down in the trenches it's unlikely you do. So here is my semi-anonymous blog, here to tell you what really goes on in the life of a medical resident.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

You Can't Make This Stuff Up

A gem from my job-search tour...

Here's the scene. I'm touring a beautiful office of the Family Health Team attached to the hospital of a mid-sized community. The physician recruiter, a retired surgeon, is chatting with my husband while I listen politely to the head of the Health Team. At one point, the recruiter says to my husband:

"All but one of the family doctors here are women. In fact, most of the physicians in this community are women. It's okay though... male physicians don't work hard anymore either."

Love it. My husband didn't share this gem with me until we were in the car on our way out of town. I couldn't help but laugh at how ridiculous it was.

Needless to say, this community is no longer on my list.

66 Comments:

Blogger Dragonfly said...

Good grief, those lazy women doctors. I really hope they were joking..... Good luck with the job search.

11:10 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow. That's all I have to say.

11:52 PM

 
Blogger Milk and Two Sugars said...

...right.

3:41 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK, OK, I see I will be in the minority here. But...I have to say, my first thought on reading that was, "that's cool that he recognizes that younger men aren't interested in crazy hours any more than younger women are". Just my perspective, coming from a dual-doc couple where Mom & Dad both do medicine & both look after kids part-time.

You were there, you saw what he was like the rest of the time, maybe he is just an old sexist surgeon jerk and you don't want to practice in a community within 100 miles of him. But is it at all possible that he was actually just being slightly aware of the new medical generation?? Where we recognize that we want lives, want to spend time with our kids as well as do great medicine? Seems a bit harsh to wipe the whole community off your list just because of him....my two cents. (Anonymous Preceptor).

8:07 PM

 
Blogger Couz said...

Ha! The community didn't fit our needs for a number of reasons. We wouldn't write one off based solely on the archaic views of the recruiter. And I certainly don't intend to debate what was meant by his statement, because the message was clear enough to my husband who doesn't have his back up over this issue already quite as much as I do.

9:18 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey couz,

had a favour to ask, a long time ago you posted a post about getting into medical school. You talked about GPA, degree, the MCAT and a whole lot of other stuff.

You left the post by saying that you'll discuss about "interviews", the dos and don't in another post. I don't think you had a chance to give advice on the interview stage of the medical admissions process. Your posts really helped me :-)

Can I kindly ask you to make a post about the interview stage please?

-premed

5:18 PM

 
Blogger HumanUnit said...

Haaaahahahaha.

Oy. That's pretty grim!

9:14 AM

 
Blogger Aaron said...

Just give in and move to BC with the rest of us lazy-bum-type-doctors.
There are lots of shifts that need to be covered in my emerg....
*grin*
Dr. J.

5:36 PM

 
Blogger Weight Loss said...

I think oprah did this

Here is a great article i found about
the acai berrys. I didnt know about this
stuff and wish i had along time ago. Hope
this helps.

http://emergevictoriousoverfat.com/2009/01/acai-berries/

3:14 PM

 
Blogger atlanticlaser said...

I can't believe he said that. Although I can't believe a lot of sexist comments or ridiculous ones for that matter come from so many people these days. I would have scratched them off my list and moved on as well. Best of luck.

12:55 PM

 
Blogger bathmate said...

very nice blog......
i like your posting ,this is the better blog.

bathmateus

6:40 PM

 
Blogger aa said...

live119|live119論壇|
潤滑液|內衣|性感內衣|自慰器|
自慰套|情趣內衣|
G點|性感丁字褲|吊帶襪|
煙火批發|煙火|情趣用品|SM|充氣娃娃|AV|情趣|
衣蝶|丁字褲|無線跳蛋|性感睡衣|
按摩棒|電動按摩棒|飛機杯|自慰套|
角色扮演|跳蛋|情趣跳蛋|

3:00 AM

 
Anonymous Edwin said...

good lord....nice one...try keep th pace

2:54 AM

 
Anonymous suvarna said...

Nice Blog!!!
Thanks For Great Information .

8:46 AM

 
Anonymous roberto cavali said...

Hello to all :) I can�t understand how to add your site in my rss reader. Help me, please

4:30 AM

 
Anonymous viagra pills said...

Great Work nice blog I like it so much thanks a lot for this nice information.



Smith Alan

4:23 AM

 
Anonymous buy generic viagra online said...

hi there,
nice information provided. but
Needless to say, this community is no
longer on my list.
keep posting kind of blogs in the future.
thanks in advance.

5:17 AM

 
Anonymous Assisted Living Facilities Tampa said...

What a horrid commentary and from a recruiter! You mentioned he was a retired surgeon - must be bitter.

You were right to get of of Dodge fast! Thks, for the chuckle.

4:38 PM

 
Anonymous online viagra generic said...

Very interesting information found here... Great work! Keep posting such an amazing information.... Thanks very much for the share....

6:02 AM

 
Anonymous Viagra said...

that's pretty funny! Just plane old chauvinism...

8:58 AM

 
Anonymous viagra online said...

OK, OK, I see I will be in the minority here. But...I have to say, my first thought on reading that was, "that's cool that he recognizes that younger men aren't interested in crazy hours any more than younger women are".

2:07 PM

 
Anonymous Men's Health said...

hey great.. its really nice of you.. to share it with us.. keep posting...

10:30 AM

 
Anonymous anayda011@gmail.com said...

Awesome pictures and interesting information and attractive.This blog is really rocking...
Yes, the post is very interesting and I really like.

2:16 PM

 
Anonymous buy ritalin online said...

I really liked your article.

Thanks for your post, I like this post very much.

2:16 PM

 
Anonymous buy codeine online said...

You have some really good information in this article. I have really enjoyed your views on this subject.
Thanks for sharing!

12:53 PM

 
Anonymous "best organic seo services" said...

Thanks to a brilliant effort in publishing your article. One can be more informative as this. There are many things I can know only after reading your wonderful article.

4:45 PM

 
Anonymous "best organic seo services" said...

Thanks to a brilliant effort in publishing your article. One can be more informative as this. There are many things I can know only after reading your wonderful article.

4:45 PM

 
Anonymous men's health said...

You really did a great job. I found your blog very interesting and very informative. I think your blog is great information source & I like your way of writing and explaining the topics. Keep it up. I'm going to follow your blog.

12:39 PM

 
Anonymous buy vicodin online said...

Very significant article for us ,I think the representation of this article is actually superb one. This is my first visit to your site

1:31 PM

 
Anonymous buy xanax online said...

Superb work! The data supplied was very useful. I hope that you maintain the good work accomplished.

2:04 PM

 
Anonymous buy ritalin online said...

This is good site to spent time on .I just stumbled upon your informative blog and wanted to say that I have really enjoyed reading your very well written blog posts. I will be your frequent visitor, that's for sure.

4:15 PM

 
Anonymous organic seo service said...

This site is excellent and so is how the subject matter was explained. I also like some of the comments too.Waiting for next post.

1:19 PM

 
Blogger Ryan said...

i would just say hats off to you keep the good work up and thanks you so much for sharing best organic seo services

11:34 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hello

8:28 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kwiaciarnia internetowa Kraków
Kwiaciarnia internetowa Kraków
Kwiaciarnia wysyłkowa Kraków
Kwiaciarnia wysyłkowa Kraków
Dostawa kwiatów Kraków
Kwiaciarnia w Krakowie
Kwiaciarnia w Krakowie
Kwiaciarnia
Kraków

Kwiaciarnia internetowa Kraków
http://www.seopoland.eu
Dostawa kwiatów Kraków
Dostawa kwiatów Kraków
Kwiaciarnia
Kraków

Kwiaciarnia
wysyłkowa Kraków

Kraków kwiaciarnia
Kwiaciarnia internetowa Kraków
Kraków kwiaciarnia
Kraków kwiaciarnia
Kwiaciarnia wysyłkowa Kraków
Kwiaciarnia internetowa Kraków
Kwiaciarnia w Krakowie
Kwiaciarnia internetowa Kraków
Kraków kwiaciarnia
Kwiaciarnia w Krakowie
Kwiaciarnia Kraków
Kraków kwiaciarnia
Kwiaciarnia w Krakowie
Kraków kwiaciarnia
Kwiaciarnia
Kraków

Kwiaciarnia w Krakowie
Dostawa
kwiatów Kraków

8:28 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kwiaciarnia internetowa Kraków
Kwiaciarnia w Krakowie
Dostawa kwiatów Kraków
Kwiaciarnia wysyłkowa Kraków
Kwiaciarnia internetowa Kraków
Kwiaciarnia Kraków
Kwiaciarnia internetowa Kraków
Dostawa kwiatów Kraków
Kwiaciarnia wysyłkowa Kraków
Kwiaciarnia wysyłkowa Kraków
Kwiaciarnia w Krakowie
Kwiaciarnia Kraków
Kwiaciarnia Kraków
Kwiaciarnia wysyłkowa Kraków
Kwiaciarnia wysyłkowa Kraków
Kraków kwiaciarnia
Kwiaciarnia wysyłkowa Kraków
Kwiaciarnia Kraków
Kraków kwiaciarnia
Kwiaciarnia internetowa Kraków
Kraków kwiaciarnia
Kwiaciarnia Kraków
Kraków kwiaciarnia

8:29 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kwiaciarnia
pozycjonowanie
pozycjonowanie
pozycjonowanie kraków
pozycjonowanie kraków
Pozycjonowanie Kraków
Kwiaciarnia kraków
Kwiaciarnia w Krakowie
Kwiaciarnia Kraków
Kwiaciarnia
internetowa Kraków

Kwiaciarnia
w Krakowie

Kwiaciarnia internetowa Kraków
Kwiaciarnia wysyłkowa Kraków
Kwiaciarnia internetowa Kraków
Kwiaciarnia Kraków
Dostawa kwiatów Kraków
Kraków kwiaciarnia
Kwiaciarnia wysyłkowa Kraków
Kraków kwiaciarnia
Dostawa kwiatów Kraków
Dostawa
kwiatów Kraków

Kwiaciarnia w Krakowie
Kwiaciarnia wysyłkowa Kraków
Dostawa kwiatów Kraków
Kwiaciarnia internetowa Kraków
Kwiaciarnia Kraków
Kwiaciarnia
internetowa Kraków

8:29 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

kraków kwiaciarnia
apartamenty kraków
pozycjonowanie
kwiaciarnia kraków
los angeles seo
new technology blog
coupons saver printable
seokatalog
rękawice robocze
ręczniki
części elektroniczne
pościel satynowa
wczasy w polsce
posadzki epoksydowe
meble kraków
lampy wiszące
lampy sufitowe
lampy do salonu
city break kraków
lampy sklep internetowy
logo
honda części
narkomani
narkomania
terapie
terapie
help alko
lekomania
scotts fertilizer coupon
osrodek
drinking problem
perkins restaurant coupon
mud tires On sale
countertop
wiszace lampy
lampy design
buvar shop
lampy salonowe
lampy wiszace
lampy luxusowe
lampy dekora
lampy ladne
lampy nowe

8:29 AM

 
Anonymous Viagra Online said...

Wow very nice one post here.....!

4:11 AM

 
Anonymous drug forum said...

I just got to this amazing site not long ago. I was actually captured with the piece of resources you have got here. Big thumbs up for making such wonderful blog page!

4:02 PM

 
Anonymous Buy Codeine Online said...

Serving 6 years worldwide

2:40 PM

 
Anonymous buy lortab online said...

Preservation and promotion of health is achieved through a combination of physical, mental and social well-being, sometimes called "the triangle of health." Health is a positive concept focuses on the social and personal resources, as well as physical capacities.

2:52 PM

 
Anonymous buy percocet online said...

Amazing!I also wish him good luck to defend his gold medal. I like to share it with all my friends and hope they will also encourage him.

5:26 PM

 
Blogger saim said...

Hey its been really a very good and informative post to read on. I will keep these points in my mind from now onwards, hope will not commit mistakes


wholesale curcumin

4:50 AM

 
Anonymous maquinas de coser said...

Interesting post. I have been wondering about this issue, so thanks for posting.

maquinas de bordar

1:26 AM

 
Anonymous Business Logo Design said...

I can definitely agree there are great needs for having or developing organizational, writing, and marketing skills.

1:54 AM

 
Anonymous ignition lock said...

Thank you, I have recently been searching for information about this topic for ages and yours is the best I have discovered so far.

4:05 PM

 
Anonymous ignition lock said...

Thank you, I have recently been searching for information about this topic for ages and yours is the best I have discovered so far.

4:05 PM

 
Anonymous tubal ligation reversal said...

Nice to be visiting your blog again, it has been months for me.
Well this article that I've been waited for so long.




reversal of tubal ligation

1:20 AM

 
Blogger Adim said...

Cute its really very cute, and i think its a very unique and interesting fashion also, ladies can enjoy this fashion, i like it much.

Buy A Logo

7:58 AM

 
Anonymous Extenze Scam said...

This is one of the highly informatics and attractive blogs that has not only educated also informed me in a very effective manner.

2:53 AM

 
Blogger Technician 101 said...

Take in mind that the cost of living and job opportunities in each area are used as bases to compute the pay. artryr

8:29 AM

 
Blogger Alice McNally said...

MedsMD may be a safe and secure online pharmacy, that has given thousands of people a quicker and additional convinient manner of obtaining prescription medications. MedsMD.com provides solely authentic, United States sourced medications at cheap prices.
visit us

6:07 AM

 
Anonymous Generic Viagra said...

this is really amazinmg stuff that i have seen...

7:08 AM

 
Blogger amhash said...

Thanks for sharing such a useful information.Business Logo Design I was just surfing on internet and found your blog after reading this i realize that i should come here often.

8:40 AM

 
Anonymous MBA Dissertation Proposal said...

I have been reading your posts regularly. I need to say that you are doing a fantastic job. Please keep up the great work.

10:15 AM

 
Blogger m rana said...



Practices require medical assistants to look after the front office administration
including staff management, appointment scheduling, filing reports, maintaining
patient charts, bookkeeping, billing, tax and insurance processes. With the federal
government incentivizing Meaningful Use of EMR implementations, a majority of
administrative and clinical tasks have been digitized. As the onus of meeting
Meaningful Use objectives lies largely with medical assistants, practices have
started to consider IT skills as indispensable to medical assistant skill
sets and resumes.

medical assistant
medical assistant classes
medical assistant certification
medical assistant programs
medical assistant school
medical assistant courses
medical assistant courses online
medical assistant classes online

10:59 AM

 
Blogger Piotr Kuźmicki said...

AltomPolen
AltomPolen
AltomPolen
AltomPolen

11:58 AM

 
Blogger estetik said...

Great post..very helpful information
Thanks for sharing.
Estetik

2:21 AM

 
Blogger ali khan said...

Very nice and useful information. Why not write a book about this particular subject. For today’s economic variation and be short of of opportunities, it actually will be a very hot topic. Thanks a lottaxis in w2 | minicab to airport | airport drop w2

1:31 AM

 
Blogger ali khan said...

Thanks for sharing this post.. This is very good! I am really impressed with this blog! Very clear explanation of issue is given and it is open to everyone. You blog post is just completely quality and informative. Many new facts and information which I have not heard about before. Keep sharing more blog posts.cabs in w2 | cab w2 | w2 taxis

1:34 AM

 
Blogger ali khan said...

It was a awe-inspiring post and it has a significant meaning and thanks for sharing the information.Would love to read your next post too.mirza maqbool | Maqbool mirza

1:37 AM

 
Anonymous Wedding turbans said...

Whats up. Very nice blog!! Guy .. Excellent .. Superb .. I’ll bookmark your site and take the feeds also…I am satisfied to locate so much useful information here in the post. Thank you for sharing..

3:27 AM

 
Anonymous Human Growth Hormone Houston said...

Remarkable! Its genuinely remarkable post, I have got much clear idea on the topic of from this article.

8:51 PM

 
Anonymous reee said...


tsc barcode printer | Industrial barcode printer | barcode tags | biometric attendance system mumbai | Face recognition access control | cctv camera price in mumbai | ir dome cctv camera price | ir bullet camera price | fire fighting equipments suppliers in mumbai | Gaseous Fire suppression price | Fire detection system price | coffee vending machines | coffee vending machines | tea coffee vending machine |
projector dealers | Panasonic home cinema projector | Hitachi LCD projectors | ups suppliers Mumbai | home ups supplier | tubular battery price in Mumbai | solar water heater dealers in Mumbai | seo service in mumbai | seo service in mumbai | pest control services in mumbai | Cockroach Pest control services | insects pest control | computer repairing | laptop repairs | motherboard repairs |








3:03 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...


............3...Nice..^_^v................

8:43 AM

 

Post a Comment

<< Home