BAGGY WHITE COATS

Early morning taking bloods
Thinking we looked cool in scrubs
Spot tests in anatomy
Lectures in virology
Teaching rounds consultant led
Stood around the patient’s bed
Asked what we could not recall
Made to look a silly fool

Oh what fun we had
But did it really turn out bad
Learning at med school
How best to bend not break the rules
Oh what fun we had
But at the time it seemed so bad
Trying different ways
To make a difference to our…

Hours spent on labour ward
Trying not to look too bored
Four foot primip Mum to be
Not much chance of an NVD
Incidence and prevalence
Being taught the difference
Epidemiology
Always was a mystery

Oh what fun we had
But did it really turn out bad
Learning at med school
How best to bend not break the rules
Oh what fun we had
But at the time it seemed so bad
Trying different ways
To make a difference to our…

Folk in pain from retention
Wanting speedy attention
Catheters brought quick relief
Gratitude beyond belief
Clerking patients whilst on take
Trying hard to stay awake
Through the night ‘till break of day
Post take ward round’s on its way

Oh what fun we had
But did it really turn out bad
Learning at med school
How best to bend not break the rules
Oh what fun we had
But at the time it seemed so bad
Trying different ways
To make a difference to our…

Long white coat and stethoscope
Oxford Handbook our one hope
Telling us when we’d no clue
What it is that Doctors do
Patients who were feeling icky
Venous access proving tricky
Siting venflons back of hand
Seldom went as well as planned

Oh what fun we had
But did it really turn out bad
Learning at med school
How best to bend not break the rules
Oh what fun we had
But at the time it seemed so bad
Trying different ways
To make a difference to our grades

Baggy white coats, baggy white coats,
Baggy white coats, baggy white coats,
Baggy white coats, baggy white coats,
Baggy white coats, baggy white coats.

After Madness

And if it’s madness you’re after a rendition of this song is available on my Facebook page on 25th November 2021.


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