what i find most disturbing about these 2 fully-sponsored students, was that i couldn't get beyond one or two questions before they stumbled or were stumped.
they don't know what factors determine normal blood pressure.
or, the group of drugs used to treat hypertension.
and they don't know the blood supply to the liver.
in an oral examination, these are standard questions that start off the session. if students can't answer these, there's not much else to go on because these are important topics that all medical students & thereafter, housemen & medical officers are expected to know. if they don't know these, it just reveals a big gap in their knowledge of the basic sciences. mind you, these are topics taught in the 1st year & yet these 2nd-year students can't recall any of these. it's obvious they wasted their time here because they didn't learn anything new.
what happens, if by some stroke of "good fortune", they pass their final exams ∓
and we could be in deep sh*t.
P.S. i recently ranted about the housemen glut here.