Saturday, April 28, 2012

The great thing about being an attending

When I started my first attending job, a senior physiatrist was explaining to me this very specific way he liked to do his dictations, which wasn't really the way I was taught to do them (or the way most people do them).

After a few minutes of this, something amazing occurred to me:

While this guy was an attending, he had no authority over me whatsoever, and I could do my own dictations however the hell I wanted! It was really liberating.


  1. Yup. You can wear PJ's and fuzzy bunny slippers on rounds, too.

    1. I can't wait for the day that I can wear fuzzy bunny slippers on rounds.

  2. Hahaha! Must be nice! One day I hope to feel that liberation as well! Lol

  3. One of my attendings said that the best part of being an attending was he got to choose the music in the OR. i have a lot to look forward to.

  4. This is the most motivational thing I've read in months. There *is* a light at the end of this tunnel...