Why are medical students treated so badly? One example of how students are derided is the “conference lunch.” A notice in the common room reads, “You are invited to attend a conference on myalgic encephalomyelitis: innovative treatments for a new millennium. Please note, students are not invited to the lunch but are welcome to the leftovers.” The cheek.
Everyone knows that after a bunch of greedy consultants have got their hands on the grub there will be only curly egg sandwiches left. You can imagine the comments, “Ah, leave those sandwiches for the students; theyve probably never tasted real egg.”
Last week, my friend and I decided to risk all in the name of free refreshments. It was a particularly thirsty day and there was a conference on in the education centre. We were left outside, like children with our noses pressed against the window of a sweet shop, tortured