Wednesday, December 21, 2011


You know your expectations are low when this is your definition of "nice":

During one busy rotation, I had about five minutes between morning and afternoon clinics. I was halfway through my lunch sandwich when the first afternoon patient showed up. The nurse brought the patient into the room and my attending said to me, "It's okay, you can finish your sandwich."

And I thought to myself, "Wow, that's so nice of him!" (And I wasn't thinking it sarcastically.)


  1. I like to read your blog it very interasting.Thanx to share your experience.


  2. I was just thrilled when lunch was more than peanut butter and crackers stolen from the attending's lounge (which we all knew the code for)

  3. I once had an attending, when it was 12:10, she would physically take my unfinished clinic notes away from me (even if I only had 2 more minutes of work to do) and demand I go eat something. She said if I don't take care of myself, how can I take care of others.

    She was the nicest, most short-fused, and most practical attending, and I won't forget her.