Sunday, July 15, 2012

Compliment or not?

Overheard at hospital:

Consulting Attending: "Wow, this is a fantastic H&P in the chart. This is really thorough. Did you write this?"

Resident: "Yep."

Consulting Attending: "Are you a medical student?"


  1. That's a diss....

  2. Not a diss. I would think that when everything is fresh and new you're more likely to dot all your Is and cross your Ts. As you move on you start to take shortcuts.

  3. Total compliment. I have never written the same level of detail in my h&ps since I graduated.

  4. That Attending speaks the truth, the level of detail and energy that a med student puts into writing an H&P is much different than what an Intern or Resident has the time to do.