Primary goal – to ‘see’ as many ‘exam’ cases as possible.
Secondary goal – to do the above in the least possible time and ward attendance.
Friends – registrar who shows them what cases to ‘take’
Enemies – ‘non-exam’ cases, books, exams in that order
Primary goal – to do the blood collection and RT/ Foley the patient without being given some other work
Secondary goal – to do everything to meet the primary goal.
Friends – co-interns, newly joined houseman
Enemies – externs, experienced houseman.
Primary goal – to get patient work-up done in least possible time and off-load maximum work to the intern.
Secondary goal – steal some sleep when the seniors are not around
Friends – naïve interns, houseman in other units
Enemies – houseman in same unit, smart interns
Primary goal – learn how to treat patients.
Secondary goal – impress the professors.
Friends – naïve houseman to get the patient work-up done
Enemies – lecturer, because he poaches the patients for surgeries; medical students, because they eat his head to take clinics for them.
Primary goal – get maximum experience treating patients and doing operative procedures.
Secondary goal – impress medical students and get your work done by the intern
Friends – professor for his career guidance, recommendations and help in getting research published.
Enemies – registrar with whom he competes for performing procedures.
Primary goal – stay in campus for the shortest amount of time
Secondary goal – ask questions that nobody can answer.
Friends – none
Enemies – too many patients, everybody who is trying too hard to impress him.
The above article is a fictional generalisation and is not representative of a particular groupe. It should be taken in good spirit and good humour to maintain peace. If you loved the above article then something is wrong with you. If you liked it, mail me or message me. If you dint like the article then don’t contact me. If you hated it, then something is seriously wrong with you.