"So, med student, you saw your patient this morning?"
"And how was he doing?"
"Said he was feeling great."
"And the physical exam?"
"He said he was feeling great."
"Okay... and the physical exam?"
"I didn't do one. He said he was feeling great."
"And what if he had a problem he didn't know about? Some new crackles in the lungs? Swelling? Tenderness?"
"Yeah, it's good if they say they're feeling great. You still have to do the physical exam. Did you at least look at his chest?"
"He had the gown on."
"Yeah, you can move the gown."
"I didn't want to bother him."
"He has a rash on his chest. It's okay to move the gown to look at the rash."
"He said it was getting better."
"You need to look at it."
"So I should go do that after this?"
"I'm allowed to see him twice in one day?"
"He's your patient. You're allowed to see him as many times as you need to. Spend the day with him if you think you should. Get to know him. He's your patient."
"So we're not limited by insurance just to see him once?"
"We're not limited by anything to go see our patients in the hospital, no."
"I just wanted to make sure, so I don't get in trouble."
"You won't get in trouble for seeing your patients."
"Okay. I'll write that down."