I started my intern year and I've noticed my census is consistently higher than every other intern's on my current rotation. I'm getting frustrated when there are interns with half the patients I have relaxing and studying all afternoon and then a new one comes up and I still get them. What's the deal? Am I not doing well and need more practice? Am I doing well and it's a vote of confidence? This is a consistent pattern. Part of it is inevitable because I'm a prelim and categoricals leave for clinic a couple afternoons a week so I cover their patients and take new admissions so inevitably wind up with more but it happens even when everyone is here. This is part vent and part solicitation for insight. I don't feel comfortable asking my own seniors because I think there's too much of an element of whining in the question.