Always in Our Minds....

Wednesday, September 06, 2006


From the very first second the dean welcomed us in the second year of our medical training, every one who ever stood his/her feet on our classroom insisted that this is going to be a tough year! And that we won't have time to rest or think things over, some one even went as far as saying that we can't even afford to get sick if we really wanna pass this year!

So I can say that we have been warned, and honestly we (or at least we thought that) were ready for this, but no one of us imagined that it would be THAT much. In the picture below, is the instructor who taught us today for a full two hours in the afternoon (from 14:00 till 16:00). This doctor spent all that time talking about the history of health care from 1850 till 2006! We felt as if we were watching "The history Channel", but it was way worse than that. As he was going on and on about all the stupid things that people did in the past, I couldn't help but to notice how much he looks like "Grandpa" from the series "8 Simple Rules"! He is actually an exact replica if that actor. Does anyone of you see the resemblance?

I don't know what's the idea of giving us a "social service" course, specially when we are sank till our noses with "Pharmacology" and "Pathology". I know it is essential to have such courses about history and health care systems, but how can I have time to read the whole "WHO world health report 2006" when I have a 250-page-Pharmacology-test to prepare to??!

Of course, no one cares here cares about your complaints, and there standard reply is : "If you don't like it, you can simply leave!"....

That's about it for now, I should go to a pup tonight, trying to get a feeling of Beirut's night life, so hopefully I'll have something more interesting to talk about :)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It's interesting too any page you post in your blog about the "normal" life in Beirut ;)

Ciao from Italy and ... good luck,