that's the name given to nurses & paramedics who are part of subspecialty teams, eg. neurosurgery or cardiac surgery. it's perceived to be glamorous because they are personally handpicked by the respective specialist to assist in complicated surgeries.
they also get special time-off from work & opportunities to attend courses but they have to be present when duty calls, whether on weekends or public holidays.
or, any time. like tomorrow, the 1st day of the fasting month & a public holiday. i can see some of them pulling long faces already.
suddenly, it's not so glamorous, huh?
maybe it's like, following a whim or fancy, you choose a career in medicine. anticipating the glamour that is perceived to go with the profession, suddenly the realisation that the long hours of sleepless nights, demanding patients, mean nurses & overbearing superiors hits you. & just as you think the worse is over, you realise you can't quit to open your own clinic because wherever you had in mind to operate, there are already 10 others before you. & it takes ages to enter the post-grad masters program because, somehow, others are given preference over you.
no, it's not exactly what you REALLY had planned to do for the rest of your life, the honorific "doctor" notwithstanding.
now, was that a dream or nightmare?