Saturday, October 15, 2011

Tales From Residency: Wishful thinking

Resident: [looking at prior note on computer screen] "Wow."

Attending: "What?"

Resident: "This history and physical describes our next patient as an 'attractive female'. Isn't that kind of inappropriate?"

Attending: "It says 'attractive female'?"

Resident: "Yeah, it says she's a 24 year old, attractive female."

Attending: [looks at note on computer] "It says she's a 24 year old, active female."

Resident: [disappointed] "....Oh."