Behind-the-scenes talk and mounting accusations… “Horrible events” witnessed by a doctor who attended the inauguration party of a “professor of medicine” at a famous private university. | FRIDAY DIGITAL

Behind-the-scenes talk and mounting accusations… “Horrible events” witnessed by a doctor who attended the inauguration party of a “professor of medicine” at a famous private university.

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Doctors are very popular in examinations and marriage activities because of their “job security,” “high salary,” and “high social credibility. Among such doctors, “chief professor” of a medical school is seen as a separate position, and many doctors still yearn for it as if obsessed, like Goro Zaizen, the main character described in the novel “Shiroi Kyotou.

Mr. Saito (pseudonym), a practicing physician who graduated from a famous private university, attended a party to commemorate the appointment of a classmate as a professor at a medical school he had longed to attend. What he saw at the party was a tense atmosphere among the doctors who were jealous of his classmate’s appointment as a professor.

The first words out of my classmate who works at the university were, ‘You seem to be making a lot of money. How much money are you making? I was like, ‘I see you’re making a lot of money. I heard that other practicing physicians were also told terrible things. I was quite shocked to hear this from a friend who used to be close with me in the same club.

As a working doctor at a university, your monthly salary is about 200,000 yen if you have not been able to rise in the ranks. Therefore, it is common for working doctors to earn money by working so-called “part-time” or “on-duty” jobs at outside hospitals.

The cost of attending the professor’s inauguration party was about 30,000-50,000 yen, plus we decided to send him flowers to celebrate the occasion, which cost about 30,000 yen. There were about 30 of my colleagues who were working as doctors, and some of them didn’t want to pay the 1,000 yen to split the cost of the flowers.

While the university hospital doctors were in such a difficult situation, the general practitioners, such as Mr. Saito, sent one bunch of flowers separately to each of them.

If the clinic runs well,” Saito said, “the income can be in the hundreds of millions a year with just a few workdays a week. It is not unreasonable to think that this may seem better than the benefits of working at a university hospital, such as increased specialization, learning advanced and advanced medicine, and networking. But there are also the unique rigors of hospital management, and I’m sorry they don’t understand.”

Even after the awkward party was over, a rating battle broke out between departments at the after-party. While gastroenterologists and gastroenterological surgeons, who treat the same organs, were arguing over the number of papers and patients, surgeons and internists, depending on the number of hours they are bound and the frequency of emergency calls, were mounting up to dermatologists, psychiatrists, and otolaryngologists, saying, “You guys are good because you have free time,” and many physicians felt uncomfortable. In the past, many of these doctors were studying for the national examinations and were not allowed to sit at their desks.

Some of their peers, who used to study for the national examinations at the same desk, have stopped even talking to each other because of their awareness of the hierarchy and envy.

Doctors who are practicing with smiles on their faces may be working hard behind the scenes with frightening expressions on their faces in order to win the competition for promotion.

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