Friday, January 23, 2009

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We had performance reviews the other day and my attending said I was dangerous. Initial reaction: err, does this mean I fail? Turns out he didn’t mean I was reckless, just that I was uninhibited. I ask the patient’s questions most med students wouldn’t. Luckily, he counted this as a good thing.

Right after leaving the review we met with a patient, who also labeled me. To paraphrase:
“Hey there Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Peanuts. You like Charlie Brown. Not Charlie Brown, Linus. Linus Sadface. Linus with his blanket. I’m here doing my dance and you’re there Linus Sadface.” Then he made a duck sound.

Dangerous Sadface. That’s me.

2 comments:

eso said...

Guess you found your nickname

Anne said...

What kinds of questions will you ask that others dare not?