Friday, November 2, 2007

the team

I cannot underestimate the importance of your team in the workplace we call the hospital. It can make or break you. Or your patients. I'm positive that is true for other areas of business, so forgive me for stating the obvious.

But I had to anyway. To pay homage to my new team, which was created on November 1st when we changed rotations. Everyone pulls their own weight. We all do what we are supposed to do. Even working in the clinic is not painful. The front and back office staff are fun, the love the patients every but as much as we do, and they are competent. (For any non-surgeons out there, clinic is one of the worst places to put a surgeon. Sure, it's where we meet patients we can eventually operate on, but really all we want to be doing is actively fixing something.)

So here's to my new team. Cheers.

2 comments:

Alice said...

It's a lot for a surgeon to say the office is fun. :)

I've added you to my blogroll. I look forward to reading more of your stories, and hope they live up to the title. That was one of my favorite books in med school.

make mine trauma said...

"....clinic is one of the worst places to put a surgeon.
.... really all we want to be doing is actively fixing something.)"

I am not a surgeon, but these words are exactly why I am reconsidering going to PA school. I want to do surgical assisting, NOT clinic and especially NOT Family Practice! I would end up spending 50K so I could have a job that (I hate!) keeps me out of the OR way too much.