Friday, May 18, 2012

Tales from Med School: Happiness

Splitting up the surgeries in OB/GYN:

Jon: "OK, how are we gonna divide up the cases?"

Amy: "I'll take the first case."

Jon: "I've already seen another cone biopsy, so I don't need to do that."

Me: "Okay, then I could take the cone biopsy."

Jon: "Then I'll take the hernia."

Amy: "So... everyone is happy then?"

Me: "Yeah. Wait, I mean, no. But I would say that the schedule for surgery has no impact on my happiness."


  1. never a surgeon here

  2. Hah.

    When I was a clerk on obs/gyn, I was in the OR one day with probably the most intense staff in the whole department. There was a fourth-year elective student and a first-year there who was shadowing for the day. The staff told me and the elective student that we would alternate scrubbing in. To her first-year student, she said that she would be doing nothing.

    I actually enjoyed that day but I'm glad I hadn't gone out of my way to shadow this staff only to be treated like that first-year... ugh.