Although UCEM are reassured that their ELF regimen for weight loss is gradually gaining wider acceptance, the college is concerned that the ELF message is not being communicated according to utopian ideals.
This concern is based on reports such as this from New Zealand:
A foul-mouthed New Zealand surgeon has been reprimanded after swearing at a severely obese patient…
The doctor said f— at least three times to the Maori woman after she told him she didn’t like the word “diet” and preferred the term “lifestyle”.
He told her she was, “going on a f—ing diet”.
In the letter of complaint, the woman wrote: “[The doctor] said if I couldn’t handle the word diet then he challenged my motivation and stated that I would never survive surgery because I was still bullshitting myself and therefore my thinking was still f—ed”.
– Read the full story at the New Zealand Herald.
In a press release today, Assistant Sub-Professor Egerton Yorick Davis IV confirmed that UCEM were currently working on a Communication Skills program to ensure that MUPPETs achieve their core competencies and to prevent such misunderstandings from happening in the future. Davis IV stressed that no matter how obesive a patient is, those aspiring to become Fellows of UCEM must refrain from dropping F-bombs on their patients.