I saw this for the first time when I was in my first year of med school. I thought it was funny then; but now, I am beginning to gain a real appreciation for it’s true humor. I feel like the caricature of the Ob-Gyn describes my attitude quite accurately, even outside the field of medicine (remember my personal feeling that I don’t show enough empathy, even outside of medicine?). I guess maybe that explains why my last few weeks in psychiatry didn’t go so well and led me down a pathway of anxiety… Just imagine putting the stereotypical caricatures of a psychiatrist and and Ob-Gyn from this cartoon in a room together and expect them to get anything meaningful done.
Don’t get me wrong, everyone has a great contribution to the field of medicine. It’s just a good thing that there are so many different roads to go down in this wonderful field of work! There is something for everyone!