I had a coffee with a friend of mine who is a 4th-year med student. We were talking about the expectations our mentors had of us during clinical placement.
Him - “I get to do quite a lot, they give us quite a lot of hands-on activities.”
Me - “Ooh, such as?”
Him - “Well, I’ve got to do an injection before. That was pretty exciting.”
Me - “Uh huh…”
Him - “And I put up some fluids once but they don’t really let us do that.”
Me - “Riiiight. Anything else?”
Ok, I know it’s sad, and in terms of medical knowledge and other procedures he’s probably a million light years ahead of me. But still. I could kick his ass at doing injections and putting up fluids. And he also told me he had no idea what a commode was for the whole of his first year. He thought it was a kimono. Roflol.
Small, small things amuse my small mind. Bahahaa. Still funny though. Mini-nursing win!