No progress since I have cases and presentations and reports and seminars to do. And being depressed. I sound busy, but actually I’m not.
I once got told that my case wasn’t a good case right in front of my group. “Confusing, not objective and it doesn’t correlate with your findings” said our consultant. Well that’s okay, it was just in front of 9 people, not 200 so I think I can live. But the actual reason I presented this case was because I thought I could discuss it. I guess that’s not an option then. The consultant proceeded to another case, praising the presenter for detecting aphasia.
At the end of the session, when we were collecting signatures, the consultant commented that I was good in theory, but my clinical correlation is poor.
“You should be more objective.”
“It’s not fair for me to assess you like this but you should pick a better case.”
“… …By the way, maybe you should check the radiographs, I think it’s a posterior circulation infarct.”
And she left before I could defend myself.
Yes, it is a posterior circulation infarct. I’ve seen the MRI. But you dismissed my case even before I got to that point. That’s what I wanted to discuss about; I even said it as a differential, but you shook your head at my words.
Life ain’t fair, ain’t it?
Like when Student A clerked an Addison’s patient with 20 years history in only 15 minutes in a clinic setting and the patient is leaving in a hurry because her husband is getting impatient is bound to have some loopholes here and there considering the patient has to undergo operation after operation after treatment regimen after treatment regimen from being Cushinoid to Addisonian, and not so surprisingly, the consultant wasn’t happy with the history. But Student B who was given 15 minutes to clerk a 3 months history of prolactinoma apparently is a better than Student A by leagues.
Like when you were given a stem of ‘examine this patient’ and from inspection, you thought that the neck appears a bit off, so you proceed with a neck examination but apparently the findings were normal. Fail. The next kid under the same examiner and the same patient was given a stem of ‘examine this patient’s face’ and there were findings of Bell’s freakin’ palsy. Pass.
Like when you spend nights practicing the knee examination because there are tons of patients admitted for osteoarthritis of the knee and it is bound to come up in the exams. Even the 2 students who went for the exam before you had to do a knee examination. But when it came to you, the examiner skipped the bed with the osteoarthritis patient and proceeded to the next bed and you had to diagnose cellulitis on a dark-skinned patient based on inspection only.
Like when you had do a case report and discussed the patient holistically with supportive evidence from the latest journals gets a poorer mark due to being too lengthy but a kid who puts in pictures he googled on the internet gets better marks because hurr a picture is worth a thousand words.
Like when I couldn’t pinpoint a posterior circulation infarct from the history based on bilateral motor loss is a sin but a student who didn’t even know that the dominant brain is the left hemisphere in a large percent of people is apparently an excellent student.
I sound like I’m jealous don’t I? Maybe I am.
Life isn’t fair is it?
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