This essay came out in the January 2016 issue of Speed magazine.
This exploded in my Facebook network two days ago. Doctors and nurses were furiously sharing it with angry comments.
Are resident doctors really doctors? http://mindanaotimes.net/loud-whispers-are-resident-doctors-really-doctors/
I wanted to finish writing this blog post yesterday but I had to collect myself first and calm down. The author of this now viral newspaper article, is talking about THE government hospital where I trained as a resident in internal medicine. My internal medicine residency is unique in that I spent ten months in the emergency room (ER) as part of the transition batch where the ER rotation was transferred to second year residency. Thus, I rotated at the ER twice – as a first year and second year resident. I am very familiar with the setting of the story. Continue reading