Dr Pauline W Chen, a Liver transplant surgeon and an accomplish author had written an article on the needs of positive reinforcement in the process of training of young doctors. There is also a blog at NY times whereby the readers are able to share their opinions.
I recalled experience asmy own experience as HO (well, just 1 year ago) and my first posting was in surgery. I was very new and inexperience with the work, was terrified by the demand of this particular surgeon. It’s seem like the whole wards (the MO, sisters and nurses) are fear of him. He’s definitely a good surgeon but he demands a lot from the rest of the team, just like himself.
Until now, whenever I accidentally bump into this specialist, I usually made a quick move to avoid him.