Buzzfeed has profiled a group of medical residents who have published pictures of themselves asleep.
It’s fascinating, really. More of a phenomenon than a movement. There appears to be no unifying message, organization, or call to action. Rather a soft, civilly disobedient show-of-force fueled by social contagion and the need to be heard. A pig-pile of digitally mediated whining.
Like all trainees, we fancy ourselves as victims. While I can’t attest to the training standards of any of these individuals, I’d be more impressed if I thought any of these youngsters were actually asleep.
If nothing else, it’s artificially colored red meat for those who think that the way to train a doctor is to minimize the time spent with patients.