As a resident, I had one attending who I liked a lot in general, but she was definitely the most anal attending I'd ever had. Here are a few examples to demonstrate her anality:
1) I typed the H&P on a new patient I saw and she went through it line by line, pointing out all the mistakes I made. What were these horrible mistakes that took us like an hour to fix?
--In a few places, I accidentally put two line breaks instead of one
--A list I made got slightly misformatted by Word's autoformatting, meaning some list items had two spaces between the number and the text, and some had one space
--Certain words were bolded incorrectly
2) Apparently, the way our hole puncher was set up, the holes are about 3-4 milimeters off from where the pre-punched holes are on our progress notes. So when you put a paper in the chart that came from the printer or something, the pages are misaligned about 3-4 milimeters higher than rest of the pages in the chart. The attending paged the charge nurse overhead and pointed this out as "a big problem" that needed to be fixed right away.
3) She was constantly correcting the times written on my notes. The exact time. Like the time on my note would say "9:00" and she would cross it out and change it to "9:10".
4) Once she called me over because she didn't like the way I had written an order. this was the order:
Metoprolol 25mg PO BID
Ditropan 5mg PO BID
How is your anal insight? What do you think she thought I should have written differently?