nurse vs doctors

  1. 3 hello nurses,

    I'm a doctor (keep readind, don't turn off the computer!) who's been qualified approx 2 years. In that time I've met nice doctors, stupid doctors, super inteligent doctors, weird doctors, dedicated doctors and lazy doctors. Also in that time I've met nice nurses, stupid nurses.. You see where I'm going with this? I'm sick and tired of stereotypes from both sides. However as a doctor I have to say that for most of our training, until we make consultant/GP, we are worse off than the nurses. We work much longer hours despite EWTD. We have much more responsibility and thus have more at risk. We are paid less PER-HOUR than nurses; serriously work it out. We are generally stereotyped as cold, unfeeling and patronizing. And finally there's more of you than us so its not fair.

    Anywho, another bugbear; who's more inteligent nurses or doctors? well doctors need at least 3 A's at A'level and then have to pass an appetitude test and then compete with ten others for one place in a medical school. Then pass 2-3 sets of exams each year, then pass the first two years before competing again to gain entry into a speciality thus doing publications, research etc, then pass exit exams... so nurses then.
  2. Visit  monkeymedic profile page

    About monkeymedic

    Joined May '08; Posts: 5; Likes: 13.

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  3. Visit  Jules A profile page
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    Quote from monkeymedic
    hello nurses,
    I'm a doctor (keep readind, don't turn off the computer!) who's been qualified approx 2 years. In that time I've met nice doctors, stupid doctors, super inteligent doctors, weird doctors, dedicated doctors and lazy doctors. Also in that time I've met nice nurses, stupid nurses.. You see where I'm going with this? I'm sick and tired of stereotypes from both sides.

    Oh I so wanted to like you. I only wish you would have stopped with the above. Absolutely, there are all kinds and hopefully more good than bad in each profession so really that is all that was needed, imo.
    sissiesmama, Dolce, pagandeva2000, and 5 others like this.
  4. Visit  XB9S profile page
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    Much as I hate to question your intellect you doctor dearest, the majority of the members here will not have a clue what you are talking about with the EWTD and A levels as they are from the US or other countries not the UK.

    Not quite sure what the point of your post is here, if it is a comparrison between roles then I think you will struggle as they are 2 competely different jobs.
    elizabeth8503RN, Dolce, RNSC, and 4 others like this.
  5. Visit  PiPhi2004 profile page
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    You couldnt do your job without us, we couldnt do our job without you. So in the end, the job couldnt get done without either of us, so I dont really think having an us VERSUS them mentality is a good one to have. We kind of work together, in sync, to advocate for our pts.
  6. Visit  Balder_LPN profile page
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    I almost think that DR. Monkeymedic here is trolling
    mc3, aeauooo, Dolce, and 11 others like this.
  7. Visit  RNMeg profile page
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    I think you guys need to recheck your reading comprehension - the doctor finishes his long diatribe about how much work he had to do to become an MD with "so, nurses"..as in, nurses are the smarter ones, for not going through all that and still making more per hour. Cute post, doc
    Addeycakes, SandraCVRN, jamini, and 4 others like this.
  8. Visit  Jules A profile page
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    Quote from MegRN2B
    I think you guys need to recheck your reading comprehension
    Hmmm maybe you need to check your reading comprehension. The underlying tone really wasn't all that cute, imo.
    nrsang97 and Acosmo27 like this.
  9. Visit  NickiLaughs profile page
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    If you read the VERY last line. It says "so nurses then" as in nurses are smarter because they don't waste the time to attend medical school with all the troubling tests that are taken. And end with the possibility of making more $.

    I think if the Dr. was negative about anything, it was at himself for having spent that much time in school to make less money.
    jamini and FutureNurseSaga like this.
  10. Visit  TakeTwoAspirin profile page
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    I wonder, was one of those "appetitude" tests spelling by any chance?

    Come on, if you are going to post something that is basically questioning the intelligence of others, perhaps you should proof read your own work - lest you come off looking like the stupid one.
    sissiesmama, mb1949, wooh, and 8 others like this.
  11. Visit  HeartsOpenWide profile page
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    First of all this is a nursing forum. Not a doctor come and bash nurses forum. I doubt you will get any sympathy, especially with what you just wrote. I have an inkling that this is a troll. If it is a real doc...Its a medical TEAM. What was the purpose of your post anyways? We know docs work hard, so do we...some time HARDER. Go find a doctor's forum and wine to them.
    Last edit by HeartsOpenWide on May 30, '08
    sissiesmama and cjmjmom like this.
  12. Visit  Karynica, RN profile page
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    hey monkeymedic, nice name, do you treat animals?

    I am the spelling police of the group, and you dear DOCTOR need to learn how to spell. How did you get those A's if you can't spell? Maybe your keyboard is the reason why? Maybe I am being too cynical? Maybe you are trying to make yourself look important? I must ponder on this and come up with a really good answer for you...if you are lucky.
  13. Visit  kristenncrn profile page
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    Quote from monkeymedic
    Anywho, another bugbear; who's more inteligent nurses or doctors?
    Personally, I'd vote for anyone who has a basic understanding of applied logic...

    and can see where your argument is completely devoid of it.

    Grades+career path does not equal IQ. Don't you think that's a transparently immature and simplistic belief? I mean, didn't you figure out that this wasn't always the case by about 8th grade?

    If not, I honestly hope you figure that out soon - because life is just so much more interesting when you realize that there is frequently much more to people than meets the eye.

    But sometimes, unfortunately, there isn't.
  14. Visit  NickiLaughs profile page
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    I think you are taking what he said out of context. He's not picking on anyone, he's simply stating perhaps nurses are smarter because they made the choice to go to less school and make more money...

    Different people have different viewpoints.
    jamini, Designer NP, racing-mom4, and 1 other like this.

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