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Nobody wears a white coat any more...
...a tribute to becoming a doctor.
Over the wall:
Hello? Hello, this is Dr. ___. Pause. Really? Is your mommy or daddy home? Pause. Can you go get them? Pause. Is your mommy or daddy or a babysitter home? Or a grandma? Or a grownup? Pause. Can you go get them? Pause. Okay, that's good. Okay. I'll call back later, can you tell them the doctor called? Pause. Oh, okay. Bye-bye.
There are three of us on my side of the wall. We're all giggling. He hangs up the phone, laughing. "I think she's about three. She's pretty articulate." I'd say, she was talking circles around you.

One cancellation, one sports physical. Took the chance to talk to her about well child things, nutrition, sex, drugs. Feels very strange to be talking to thirteen-year-olds about sexual activity, but I'm being taught opportunistic medicine - and who knows when the next time I'll see this pretty girl with the eyeliner and lightened hair next is? She's involved, busy, in soccer and softball and basketball and school council, a straight-A student. A good kid. It's awkward, though, the realization that she's half my age and that I'm an adult to her. Strange.

Cancellation means I'm happy to see an acute if one comes in; easy visits, experience. I'm feeling good today, like I might be able to make something of being a doctor, like three years from now I might not be completely dependent on others' advice. I've pulled out extra pieces of paper from my pockets, except the one with "Confederate Railroad" written on it; one of the ER docs swears I must hear their music. And I am hungry again, interested in things again. I think I have recovered from OB.

now feeling:: good good

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loonyatcbh From: loonyatcbh Date: August 9th, 2005 08:33 pm (UTC) (etched in stone)

You might, you might not know some of these. Queen of Memphis and Trashy Women are pretty peppy and might just make you giggle.
jays_princess From: jays_princess Date: August 9th, 2005 11:15 pm (UTC) (etched in stone)
is there ever going to be another time during third year when i feel like i know what i'm doing? i'm only two days in on my peds rotation at riley and i feel like everyone, including the patients, are running circles around me.

i'm glad to see that someday, this will all pay off. :)
ayradyss From: ayradyss Date: August 9th, 2005 11:24 pm (UTC) (etched in stone)
Riley's hard like that. You'll get better, really :)
From: dr_bobbie Date: August 10th, 2005 02:49 am (UTC) (etched in stone)
Yay! We're both on the mend! Good to hear it. ;)
sugar_spun From: sugar_spun Date: August 15th, 2005 02:11 pm (UTC) (etched in stone)
I'm a metaquotes blow-in.

May I friend you? I'm in awe of your experience and wisdom.
ayradyss From: ayradyss Date: August 15th, 2005 03:57 pm (UTC) (etched in stone)
*blush* By all means, you can friend me. Welcome!
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