I spent a few free hours this morning doing some CME (Continuing Medical Education). Part of the requirement was listening to real physicians have “difficult” simulated conversations with “difficult” simulated patients.
It was awful.
The only redeeming factor is that at least I get to claim two hours of CME credit. Otherwise I would feel I had utterly wasted my time.
Real life “difficult” patients are not that calm and polite when you are telling them you will no longer give them prescriptions for their controlled substances….