Hospital Playlist Season 2 (2021) Episode 6:…

It’s a given that everybody makes mistakes especially when a lack of experience is a factor. Knowing that however doesn’t necessarily help the transgressor feel better right off the bat especially when the “offence” is motivated by goodwill or an underlying eagerness to please. Added to the mix of course is the gravity of the error and its implications. That was seen in this focus on interns, residents and even a newly minted fellow in the form of Jang Gyeo-ul. I can add without hesitation that in the vast majority of professions, experience is almost everything so it boggles my mind that it is so undervalued in a world where the bottom line of maximizing profits is what dominates the managerial landscape. As my mother used to say in another context —penny wise pound foolish. Short-term gain resulting in long-term pain. This is not say that there shouldn’t be a training/mentoring regime in place to develop new generation of professionals but those with extensive experience (unless they’re just dreadful) should definitely have a place in our youth-obsessed world.

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