October 6, 2021 at 2 PM Eastern/11 AM Pacific
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you know, this makes me wonder, what it is like for medical students who ARE virgins. medical school must seem so invasive for them.... i mean, i remember how we were cutting through the penis of our cadaver, and all the males were literally cringing..... It was so painful to watch. But if on top of that you also feel uncomfortable? hmmm... interesting.Not mine personally but I heard a story about a classmate who came out of our standardized female pelvic exam and said "This is why you don't go to med school a virgin". I'll add one of my own when I can dig it up out of all my repressed memories.
I was doing some really rough blunt dissection and accidentally flicked pieces of fat and cadaver juice into my classmate’s eyes during anatomy lab. We were just 3 weeks into med school. I’m so sorry Ashley
IM lecture on CXR, one of the residents is called on to interpret. “Trachea midline,” then pauses, “idk it’s not a vagina.” I was shocked. Come to find out it was a OB resident on IM that month.
Same, except they were heeled loafers and they made sound through the shoe cover. I have never looked more ridiculous.Oh god, so many. A lot of the funniest moments were inside jokes borne out of night float and sleep deprivation that wouldn't translate well to other people though.
The first time I closed a port site on a patient the resident says, "Yeah, yeah that's the right idea for sure. My main feedback would be to do it...better?"
At my school for the surgery rotation we would wear formal clothes for clinic and change into scrubs for any cases. I usually brought tennis shoes with me to change into but forgot them for some reason that day so I had to go to a surgery wearing leather dress shoes. I thought I was being slick and put shoe covers on it in such a way that it was pretty hard to see the actual shoe. Nevertheless within 30 seconds of walking into the OR one of the anesthesiologists just goes, "Hey man, nice shoes."
Wow did we have the same attending?? Second surgery of the rotation after the attending did some last ditch angiography and it was time to amputate they said “as long as the med student can name it, he can cut it” to the fellow and then scrubbed out and went home. Fellow let me do almost everything and it was so much fun (and morbid..but mostly fun)Attending on vascular surgery hands me the Gigli saw to cut off a diabetic foot 5 hours into my first day. First time in surgery with them. I ask “How much of this amputation am I going to do?” They reply “The whole thing. Whats the worst that can happen, you mess up and cut off the leg?”. Kind of morbid but it’s a story I enjoy Telling lol.
Same attending loved surgery jokes and loved to say “Vascular patients never get better, they only get shorter”.
It happens. I once asked an attending if he was one of the chiefs because he was doing a teaching session that in other settings I had only seen being done by chiefs and senior residents. After that experience, I just ask everyone if they are an attending even if I have a strong suspicion they are not...everyone is happy that way.So bear in mind extreme sleep deprivation for this one...
Locum attending in for a Saturday during surgery. Private doc, joking around and telling stories during rounds, middle aged with a ton of energy, and fits the surgeon phenotype minus being an dingus. We get to the end of rounds at maybe 8 AM or so and he mentions to the resident before he heads off, "Feel free to text or call whenever if anything comes up, no worries if it's a minor issue. Well, if it's not too late. I'm an old fart now, so I go to bed around 11."
Me, reflexively, momentarily forgetting he's an attending: "AM or PM?"
He just stared at me for a minute while I internally freaked out that I said that to an attending, then busted a big smile and thumped me on the shoulder and laughingly said "You're an ass."
Maybe that's why I got the vague feedback from my weekday attending that my residents said I'm too informal...
Had this happen to me with a patient. I got rid of the dress I had on after that. I was humiliated.My resident looked at my attending one morning and exclaimed "Oh, I didn't know you were pregnant! Congratulations!!! When is your due date?". Attending replied "Oh no...I guess it's time for me to go on a diet...."
Excuse my lack of experience, but what is wrong with saying that?
Oh man that's rough!Second rotation, family medicine.
Lady comes in for a post hospital follow up for cellulitis on her right leg. I know from her hospital note it was quite large. Usually, I like breaking the ice using understatement.
Me: "So I hear you've got a little bit of a skin infection."
Lady: "Cellulitis is not a little infection! Last time I got it..." points to where left leg used to be.
This happened to me three times last year in different dresses. I'm not thin, but considering I was living in one of the most obese counties in one of the most obese states I was like.... REALLY???? Are YOU pregnant, sir?Had this happen to me with a patient. I got rid of the dress I had on after that. I was humiliated.
Im just average but i tend to carry weight in my lower abdomen. Worst yet, she patted my belly and she asked about it. I said no, im just fat.This happened to me three times last year in different dresses. I'm not thin, but considering I was living in one of the most obese counties in one of the most obese states I was like.... REALLY???? Are YOU pregnant, sir?
That’s a sexual harassment complaint waiting to happen.
Im just average but i tend to carry weight in my lower abdomen. Worst yet, she patted my belly and she asked about it. I said no, im just fat.
Another patient asked me once. I said i wasnt and she followed up with “oh, you’re just fat”. I was a size 4 probably at the time. Yep, fat.
Wow that is so awful!My girlfriend is starting residency and told me about when her and her cointerns were getting sized for something and one of the women asked another woman her size. She responded and said “I ordered a size 6”. The one who asked about sizes looked her up and down and said “Hm well if you’re a 6 I must be a 4”