Tanned for Bowling
10+ Year Member
7+ Year Member
- Oct 16, 2004
- Attending Physician
I'm asking you a simple question, student: What Am I Thinking?
Don't just stand there, mouth agape. It's a simple question, really. You passed two years of med school. You did pass them, right? What was your Step 1 score, anyway?
I'm still waiting for an answer. Here's a hint: it involves something I happened to read last night.
God, I've already told you about it a dozen times, give or take twelve, and you still can't come up with it.
You know the patient. It's your first day of service? I don't care. Why back in my day, not only did I know everything about every patient on my first day of service... I knew everything about my next service's patients as well. Even if it was a month off. Yes, I had to predict who would be admitted a month off. It ain't like it used to be. Do you think we had computers to look up lab results? Why back in the good old days, not only did we not have computers, we did not have charts at all! And we didn't have these whatsamacallits, "phlebotomists" to draw blood either. We had to draw the blood using nothing but a knife to cut the vein and a cup to collect the blood - the same cup we had to use for coffee - and then we'd taste the blood and know the electrolyte balance that way! What! They don't teach that in school anymore? Wow, things have gotten soft.
Anyway, where was I. Oh yes. Back to the point at hand, and remember, your evaluation depends on this:
What Am I Thinking?