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Junior Doctors: Blood, Sweat and Tears

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Csd17 Thu 26-Oct-17 07:14:16

Has anyone watched this? I saw it on iPlayer and watched the first episode. A very interesting look at 7 junior doctors starting their careers. It turns out that being a real doctor is nothing like it’s shown to be on Grey’s Anatomy.

LazySusan11 Thu 26-Oct-17 11:56:29

Did I hear right that Osama said ‘I’ve got a thing about touching peoples private parts’ or did I lose my hearing temporarily?!

Csd17 Thu 26-Oct-17 12:21:56

Pahaha. I don’t remember if he quite phrased it like that.

Csd17 Thu 26-Oct-17 12:24:53

What I do remember thinking was that Emeka could turn down his energy level while inserting a cannula.

MyBrilliantDisguise Thu 26-Oct-17 21:37:26

I went back and replayed that. He definitely said he had a thing about touching people's private parts, but then I couldn't tell what he said, whether he was scared of doing it or looking forward to it. Subtitles won't work on catch up on my TV.

willdoitinaminute Thu 26-Oct-17 22:16:25

I watched it on iPlayer last night. Found it hysterical when the young male doc explained ‘spending a penny’ to camera and he was serious.

PollyHasAKettle Fri 27-Oct-17 07:15:29

* ‘I’ve got a thing about touching peoples private parts’*

Yes, he said exactly that and Im horrified by it. It makes me wonder if there's a bit of a cultural clash going on his head.

A laughed at the bit when one received a text from the other saying I just squatt 200 kgs. Its sounds like my SIL who's a Dr and who's well into his exercise and his dancing and his clothes

In fact we've all had a really good laugh in this family after word went round people should watch it.

LazySusan11 Fri 27-Oct-17 12:27:56

I went back and watched that but again, no subtitles available hmm he did say that and I can’t work out if he’s just a bit socially unaware or he’s creepy. I most certainly wouldn’t want him touching my private parts!

oa123 Fri 27-Oct-17 12:28:49

Hi, sorry I couldn’t help but reply after reading these comments smile

I did say that I didn’t like touching private parts but my comments were kinda taken out of context. I was asked how I felt about my job because I was generally a squeamish person before starting medical school, then I was asked how I felt about dealing with private parts specifically because I was due to start a rotation in gynaecology. Unfortunately some things make certain people abit squeamish. As doctors we are still humans and we have human emotions. Don’t worry it is not a cultural problem.

Actually ironically after completing my 4 month rotation in gynaecology I am now pretty much not squeamish about anything smile

Hope you have a blessed weekend

PollyHasAKettle Fri 27-Oct-17 13:01:21

Don’t worry it is not a cultural problem

Im part of/live in a culture where the greater majority of women wouldnt allow a male Dr to examine them (our male medics go abroad for their gynae rotation) and those that are ok with it are probably from wealthier backgrounds where international travel/exposure are a big part of their lives. So it made sense to me that if a woman could have cultural reasons for not finding it acceptable then a male Dr could also have difficulty with it for cultural reason. But that thought horrified me because I've always believed that being a Dr means a person should be above that way of thinking.

That aside though I thought this was one of the best fly on the wall documentaries about the life of young Drs. We're still laughing in this family.

Csd17 Fri 27-Oct-17 21:30:51

I really liked the doctor who made that comments though. Of course he is very new to his profession, but he already had the manner of medical professionals I have come in to contact with. I liked seeing his genuine passion for the job too.. for fibroids and that clip of him involved in the delivery of a baby. I wish I had been clever enough to be a doctor.

PhatSlag Fri 27-Oct-17 21:33:34

I definitely took that he meant that he didn’t like to touch people’s private parts not that he likes to!

PollyHasAKettle Fri 27-Oct-17 21:34:19

I definitely took that he meant that he didn’t like to touch people’s private parts not that he likes to!


PhatSlag Fri 27-Oct-17 21:38:46

When he said ‘I’ve got a thing about touching people’s private parts’ and posters were wondering if it meant does he like doing it or was he apprehensive about it, i thought he meant it as he is apprehensive about it.
Hope I’ve explained, not really sure how it didn’t make sense the first time.

notaflyingmonkey Sat 28-Oct-17 17:50:14

It was fascinating to see how so much of their learning starts now - when they are working with real patients rather than just training. But slightly shocked to see how prominent a role Google plays...

I asked DH (foreign but lived in UK 25 years) and my 16 yr old DS if they knew what spending a penny was a euphimism for. Neither did, which is odd because my DM uses it all the time - God know what they think when she says it!

@oa123 well done on what you have achieved!

Bloodyhellfire Sun 29-Oct-17 02:34:06

I thought it was brilliant! Thought all the docs shown were likeable and genuine. The bit about Google... the same thought went through my mind but then I realised that I've seen docs in the past leafing through big fat books. They can't be experts in everything - especially in their first few years! Think I would have preferred them to use Google 'back in the day'. The doctor who posted above... congrats! I think you're all doing an amazing job. Looking forward to watching more! smile

RebootYourEngine Sun 29-Oct-17 05:27:41

This is either the second or third series.

I like it because it shows the reality of training and working as a doctor. It doesnt seem to gloss over the bad parts.

However i am not sure they should be discussing patients outside of work.

Thinkingofausername1 Sun 29-Oct-17 09:28:16

I like this show. I meet a lot of junior doctors and have a feeling; I know who’s going to do well on this show!!

reallybadidea Sun 29-Oct-17 09:39:17

Lol Osa123 have you been googling yourself or are you a regular mumsnetters?!

TabithaTwitchyNose Sun 29-Oct-17 13:45:46

Lol Osa123 have you been googling yourself or are you a regular mumsnetters?!

Im a name changer who's already posted on the thread

Perhaps a relative or friend is a member and drew his attention to the comments.

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