Funny-looking kid. In this case, baby had bulging eyes, a concave facial profile, a too-small jaw, an odd nose, and spatulate fingers. Workup was not initiated shortly after birth, as his parents insisted that his father had looked funny as an infant too. But not, she says, this funny. And now he is getting seen by the geneticists down at the children's hospital to determine what sort of syndrome he has - which determines what sorts of problems he's likely to encounter in the future - so that they can answer the questions that any parent might have.
This leads to a discussion about her experiences at $childrens_hospital, as we both took pediatric surgery there. And when discussing pediatric surgery it comes up to discuss the mannerisms of various attending doctors, and the way of things with staff. And she said it first. Some doctors are smart, book-smart. Some doctors are good doctors. Some doctors can teach. Some doctors are all three, but not all doctors are any of them. And such is the way of things. I think all of my med student colleagues know it.