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Medical Audit

Every year, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario randomly audits the practices of a sampling of its members. This year, my name was pulled out of the proverbial hat. The letter, announcing my audit, arrived at my home in Brampton.

Every year, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario randomly audits the practices of a sampling of its members. This year, my name was pulled out of the proverbial hat. The letter, announcing my audit, arrived at my home in Brampton. When my husband phoned the College to remind them that this year my "practice" was in southern Sudan, he was informed that an audit would no longer be necessary and that my name would be "thrown back into the pool". Well, I am a bit hurt, as I would welcome a visit from someone from home, almost anyone, even a medical auditor. He/she could join me on rounds, squatting on the floor the ICU tukul, sweating in the 50-degree heat and swatting the flies away. He/she would have to adjust their expectations when inspecting my "practice" for cleanliness and make allowances for the state of "my charts". A sense of humor and proportion would be an asset.