OUT OF EVERY TEN DOCTORS YOU MEET, ONE IS:
These are doctors that are not happy with the conditions in which they work; this may be due to the country, the specialty or the department in which they work, You can constantly hear them complaining about something or the other.
These doctors are constantly on the phone, and no, they are not discussing a patient’s management. They have various business interests outside medicine.
These doctors are always reading, either for an exam or for the next ward round; you can usually find them in a tutorial session discussing any new academic topic of interest. Many times, they have no life outside the medical field.
These are doctors that are either activists, interested in politics or holding various posts in medical associations, they nurse an ambition in administration.
These doctors usually have extra curricular activities which they take more serious than Medicine, they could be members of various recreational clubs.
These Doctors go the extra mile for their patients, they are very empathic and can stay up late thinking about their patients.
DOCTOR I AIN’T PRACTICING:
These doctors have hung their stethoscopes either temporarily or permanently, and usually, they’d rather you didn’t ask their opinion on any health issue, because, frankly, they’ve forgotten.
These are doctors even doctors like running to for advice or their opinion ; they are always calm, composed and possess a perfect grasp of any issue you bring to them.
These doctors are the life of the party – or should I say, the life of the hospital. Everybody loves them; the nurses have a smile on their face when such doctor is on duty, the patients feel better when the doctor is around, or at the sound of his voice. You can see such a doctor throwing banters around as he walks through the wards, just like a president waving to a crowd of supporters.
Medicine and health is a serious matter for these group of doctors – there is no time for idle chit chat as lives are at stake. These doctors are usually unforgiving when any mistake is made by their subordinates.
Do you agree with these stereotypes? Have you met any of the above stereotypes? What do you think about them? Is there any stereotype I left out?