On Competence

January 26, 2013   

A while ago, I was watching a British TV series called Junior Doctors: Your Life in Their Hands. I was pretty surprised how many times the young doctors were not sure what to do or perhaps didn’t know what to do. I say this because our deepest concern in medical school most of the time is if we can be competant enough not to tell our patients “I don’t know” or worse “I’m not sure about this”.
It’s also the reason why most of medical students spend so much of thier time with books, one more book makes us not to miss out one more thing.

I know a lot of medical students confuse competence with competition, we are very competitive just becuase a lot of us have to work hard to get into medical school, stay in medical school and graduate at top of our classes. I do hope we remain competant enough in our medical practise. For one, I’m looking forward to the day I can say I’m a good doctor.

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