- Jan 23, 2005
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I go to a school in SoCal where black people are truly sparse. I know that we don't have more than 10 black attendings. So its interesting when I'm in the hospital with my white coat and I see another black person (whether it be nurse, medstudent, janitor) walking in the hallway, it doesn't matter how many other people are in the hallway, but our eyes always meet and we give each other the hospital nod and smile. Almost like a silent acknowledgment between an endangered species. I usually never actually have time to stop and talk with them therefore I don't actually know them, yet we can't help but give the nod. Does this happen at your hospital?