I was just thinking the other day about how there are a lot of good things about being in the field of medicine. Namely, not to be sappy, but it's a field where you can actually help people. Sometimes you don't even realize how much you're helping them until later.
But there are also things about the field that many of us don't like. One of my least favorite things about being a doctor is the pressure to work through having any sort of illness myself. I am just praying I don't get the flu, because I know I'm going to feel pressured to work through it, and I don't know if I can. I've seen other doctors who were literally throwing up between patients, but just kept going. It's hard, because if you work in an inpatient setting, somebody has to be there. You can't just throw up your hands, and say you will deal with Mr. Smith's chest pain tomorrow.
What is your least favorite thing about being in medicine?