headh wrote:edit...Im actually far more curious about broken jaws. Is Sid gonna make it back for the playoffs? Obviously I am asking for your opinion because I respect the fact that you graduated from medical school?
Actually, I'm curious as well. I have no experience or knowledge in anything about broken jaws. I have a good friend who's an ENT who I haven't chatted with for a while. I'll ask him and get back with you if I learn anything worth noting. He's taken care of a ton of head and neck trauma, so I would guess he will know a lot.
As far as my reaction to the med student reference vs. the assumption of gender, I initially addressed each in under a line, and I would not call my response even remotely "over the top". Nobody made further comments on the response regarding level of training. Several comments were made regarding my gender commentary, and I responded. Had there not been responses, it would have been one line on each and done.
A little off topic, but since you brought it up, I would guess that most women in medicine are at least a little sensitive about the gender issue, because for educated people, there are a lot of really sexist doctors. And don't even get me started on the patients/husbands. I was lucky enough to have an absolutely wonderful (male) mentor in residency and fellowship who was very supportive and not the least bit sexist, but I can also tell lots of stories about being told what I should and should not specialize in because of gender ("why are you applying in a surgical field, women can't operate"), or how I was treated like dirt in my first job out of training because I was not one of the "boys".