Sunday, February 07, 2010

scut i have done, medical school edition (complete comic)

(Click on comic to embiggen)

You know, in retrospect, all of these little incidents occurred in two of the ten rotations I went through my third year of med school. Panels 1, 4 and 6: General Surgery. Panels 2, 3 and 5: OB-Gyn. So take from that what you will.


  1. Seems like during surgery you were at least doing medical scut work, or at least in an OR. OB/GYN seems like you were a general slave scut monkey. I knew I called it the "vajayjay monster" for a reason.

  2. Anonymous2:58 PM

    I'm about to start third year, and this comic is making me even more nervous...

  3. My bete noir was getting slides developed for lectures and presentations in the pre-digital days.

    Med Photo would, maybe, develop the slides in a week or two, if they didn't lose the film. Otherwise it was a dash across town to the only place that did 1 day slide processing.

  4. Anon -- Do not fear the scut! It's an opportunity to a) escape, and b) show everybody what a great attitude you have (i.e. practice fake enthusiasm). Plus, it generally involves no thought whatsoever, and can be a welcome break from being ready for questions at any moment. Sure it's a waste of your time, but did you really think they'd let you do an appendectomy, or anything even remotely important that you could screw up? Nah.

  5. Anonymous11:26 AM

    Thanks, Old MD Girl. I think I'm more worried about the questions. Unfortunately, it's very obvious when I don't know the answer to something.