Thursday, January 14, 2010

Todays Quote from the Classroom

In our clinical skills lab the instructor was talking about signs of respiratory distress in babies.

"Since they can't tell you anything...you're basically practicing vet medicine".

9 comments:

Old MD Girl said...

My parents' next door neighbor wanted to be a vet, but his parents wouldn't let him. So he became a pediatrician instead.

Albinoblackbear said...

HAHAHAHAHAHHAAH.

Perfect.

Dragonfly said...

Yeah, heard that one:-) One of my classmates made the mistake of saying that to a paediatrician without a sense of humour once though (did not go down well, he was made to "explain what he meant").
I had a midwife ask me if I had done vet before med once, I took that as a compliment to the way I had got a baby to sleep (not a criticism of my interactions with the mothers!)

Keet said...

LOL! I like that. As a ranch hand growing up, i delivered my share of mammals, and yet when i did my maternity rotation.... SO NOT MY THING.

Maha said...

Pure comedy - that is an apt label!

Cathy said...

funny cuz it's true. and proud of it.

Albinoblackbear said...

DF--You clearly have a gift that I do not. I cannot put babies to sleep, ever. Partly why I shun the idea of having them.

Keet--Didn't you do your L&D at RAH with me? If so, it is understandable that we both hate (hospital) maternity.

Maha-Yea, I hadn't thought of it that way before but indeed, quite apt.

CALM--I was hoping I wouldn't offend you with the post! heehehe I doubt there is vet/heme/onc though so I think you are stuck with us humans. :)

Keet said...

Yep, nothing like a 350 lbs diabetic woman with ecclampsia giving birth to an 11 lb 4 oz. youngster via emergency C-section, or a 78 lbs woman with a serious crack problem delivering her 3 lbs little one into the loving arms of an overstretched social worker to put you off hospital based maternity forever. Ahhh... the humanity.

Albinoblackbear said...

heh, nice summary.