Getting the hang of slang
“G’DAY, Doc. Feeling a bit crook. The sheila’s been giving me an earbashing, so I’ve come in for you to take a butcher’s at me stomach.”
It’s an exaggerated cliché of country slang, but an example of one of the cultural quirks that registrars trained overseas – whether in England or Zimbabwe – will have to overcome when they head out bush.
Grasping the complexities of Medicare, opening a bank account and applying for a driver’s licence can be enigmas for many recently arrived doctors.
But for an overseas registrar with