Thursday, December 30, 2004

Women Suck

Went out with 2 of my banker friends last night. Couldn't muster up any ladies to come with us on a Wednesday night, so it was just the 3 of us guys, trying to hit up the hot spots in town. Bad idea!! Did not get into Marquee, Bungalow 8, Lotus, PM, Ceilo, despite picking up a bunch of random girls on the street and herding them into line with us. Ended up at the Gansevoort roof where we paid a 42 for 3 vodka tonics. WTF?? Only in NYC. I started talking to these 2 really cute petite uber Jewish long island chicks, who seemed initially interested but then eventually ditched us. They kinda perked up when they found out one of us guys was half jewish. Whats with jewish girls that MUST date jewish guys? I'm Asian and I have no qualms dating other races and ethnicities. In fact I prefer it! I never knew it was such a big deal until I got to Manhattan. Night ended up with us talking to a group of girls from the UK as Gaslight, after which we meandered around a little more before calling it quits.

There were SO many attractive women out last night, many of whom I saw with total dweebs. Perhaps they were really rich - but it didn't seem that way. Whats going on here? There are many quality (financially secure, young, fit, handsome) guys out there that are single (me and my 2 buddies for example), yet we still have difficulties picking up women at bars. Many women are totally blind when it comes to meeting a quality man, especially at a bar. I thought they would be smarter than this? Thats a rant for another day.

Tuesday, December 28, 2004

Bone Jocks

Went out last night and hung out at the gym today with a bunch of interns in the ortho program here. They fit the stereotype bone jock meathead description to a T. Just think Turk and The Todd from "Scrubs". Probably the coolest bunch of doctors I know. You know they are smart as all hell, but all they talk about outside work are beer, chicks, and lifting weights. Just the kinda guys I like.

This is not a medical blog

Its just a collection of my own musings. I have no intention of discussing medical related topics - don't you think 80 hours a week in the hospital is enough?

Man I must have the one of the easiest internships...

Compared to some of my other colleagues, I must look like i'm on a year long vacation at times. Lets see - I had 3 days over thanksgiving, basically from Dec 22 to Jan 3rd off, and I'm an INTERN. WTF??

Yes, I've worked my ass off at times, but overall, sheesh, this year ain't that bad at all!! Every time I think of what the medicine, peds, surgery interns have to go through, I cringe in pain.

Rotated through a few months of medicine, q4 in house call, busy as all hell on call, your general medicine scut-work-bull-shit, and they have to do this for 3 YEARS. All so they can compete for lucrative fellowships in Cards, GI for another 3 years? No thanks. I've done enough competing in my applications for college, med school, getting a good residency.

Rotated through the pediatric ICU. PAINFUL. PAINFUL. And the residents in there thought it was one of their better rotations. Man I feel really bad for them.... Kids are very cute, but damn, to suffer that much during residency, come out and struggle looking for a low paying job (in medicine, so shut up) I really hope they love what they are doing. One of the graduating seniors tells me she wants to stay in the area, sent out like 60 applications, is not recieving many interviews. I didn't go through all this college med school residency 12 year crap to struggle looking for a 100K 65 hr/week job. Glad someone will be out there to take care of my kids. Glad its not me.

Surgery - another total WTF. What the hell possesses people nowadays to do general surgery?????? You are commiting yourself to a terrible lifestyle for the rest of your career. What are your options after a gruesome 5-7 years of dignity-less residency? Do gallbladders and appendixes for shitty money for the rest of your life? Or commit another 2-3 years doing a fellowship to come out and have an equally shitty life doing CT, vascular, surgical onc? The plastics people are smart and already have their own programs in place. The lucrative and lifestyle controllable surgical subspecialties like ENT, Ophtho, Ortho, Urology all have their own programs. Kudos to them - really intersting stuff, great money, controllable lifestyle. But general surgery? To me thats a dead end field. Until their salaries triple (in which case I still wouldn't consider it because I enjoy this thing called LIFE) they are going to have a difficult time attracting the best and brightest in the future. Good thing my appendix is already out.



My Diary, Day One

I'm 25 and 326 days old, and I'm finally gotten my act together to start recording down frames of my pathetic life. Who am I? A resident physician in a large academic medical center in New York City. Intern. Lowest man on the totem pole.

This is my diary and area to rant and rave.

I hope noone reads any of this shit.