My attending the other day made some comment about how, at a good program, the attendings and residents will be friends, as in they'll go out to dinner on the weekends and such. I'll be honest, this kind of blew my mind. Our attendings endlessly hurt and humiliate us, and often will barely say hello to us unless they have to. I'm pretty tough, but I look at it like, "yes, please, teach me everything you know, but then GET THE **** AWAY from me and STAY away." As it is, I find it so bizzare when someone rips you a new one because of how you held a pair of scissors in the OR, but then wants to chat about football 2 hours later as though nothing happened. I can't imagine taking it to the next level and actually interacting with the perps by choice outside of work. I'm polite and chalk it up to psychosocial issues that I certainly can't fix, but not really feeling the whole "let's be buddies" vibe. What's it like everywhere else?