I guess no one was interested in my fake boards question.
And now that the boards are over, I'm not interested either.
Are there any universally-liked doctors? Is anyone able to seem competent and pleasant to all of their patients, and not just some of them? I would hope there could be, but I have yet to have any proof. For everyone who tells me they miss the previous fellow, or they love the attending who's been dealing with them (and don't know why now they have to see inexperienced me, who takes twice as long and doesn't know about that terrible medical problem they had in the past that isn't in the chart), I get someone else who thinks their previous doctor in the clinic was terrible and wants me to agree.
"I never even met Dr. Johnson-- she graduated from fellowship right as I was starting."
"Well, she was terrible. Never seemed to have any appointments available."
"That's not her fault. We're only in clinic a couple of days a week."
"And her name wasn't on her white coat."
"Again, not her fault. They don't give us coats with our names on them."
"And she wouldn't give me her cell phone number."
"I'm not going to give you that either."
"And she smelled funny."
"I never even met her."
"Good for you."