* * Anonymous Doc: On the plus side, you let me sleep...

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

On the plus side, you let me sleep...

I read the comments even if I don't always respond.  I'm not going to answer who made the brownie last night, but as far as post-residency plans-- it's a fellowship, starting July 1, although I'm going to be vague for now about what field specifically.  In a different hospital than the current one-- probably better in some ways, worse in others, hopefully home to fewer members of the insect family.

"So how's [Smith] doing," I ask my intern.

"Smith?  There's no Smith."

"Sure, Smith.  I asked you to check on him a few times through the night, no?"

"Yeah, but I didn't see his name on the patient list."

"He was a late admission..."

"Oh!  That explains it!"

"So you didn't check on him?"

"No, but I checked on [Jones].  Figured maybe you said Smith but meant Jones."

"No, Jones is stable."

"Yeah, all night, Jones was totally stable."

"Yeah, I know-- I wasn't worried about Jones, I was worried about Smith."


"If you didn't know who Smith was, you should have asked me."

"I didn't want to bother you."

"You're allowed to bother me."

"Well, at least Jones got great care overnight."

"Uh, yeah, sure.  Thanks."

"You're welcome."


  1. poor Mr. Smith, and lucky Mr.Jones,lol

  2. Hey anon, I have about 3 weeks of studying left before I take step 1. Any words about the step? Maybe how it wasnt as bad a people say, or how you prepared, or how you were pleasantly surprised by your scores?

  3. I'm graduating in the next 2 wks, and start a fellowship on July 1st too. I'm so excited! Good luck to us! :)


  4. Except I'm on vacation now, and not on nights like you. I feel for you! :(