So I work at a SNF. Graduated March. I am relatively young and this is my first serious career.
Now, I had to verify medications from what my coworkers said was a relatively nice doctor. Which I take their word for because my coworkers are amazing.
Well, my medication pronunciation isnt all that well, but english isnt my first language, I had to take speech classes when I was younger and I get very nervous talking to doctors. (Start to stutter when they raise their tone.) Infact, the pronunciation isnt just with medications. I've had problems with other words in general.
Well going through the med list (which I didnt get a chance to rehearse, kinda on the spot thing.) I couldnt pronounce about 25% of the medications on the list. Most were things I've seen for the first time.
She basically yelled at me and asked if this is my first healthcare job, what I worked in before, when I graduated, and that I should know my meds. Basically after that call I took a break and teared up in the bathroom.
Any tips on how to get better? I mean yeah it comes with time, but I dont want to have this happen again.
I absolutely love my job and taking care of my people, but when it comes to doctors I want to hide under a rock.