No. 8: The time I had a panic attack

7 Minute Read-2nd Year, Medical School: Spring “So, what do you say, Beautiful? Will you do me the honor of going to dinner with me tonight?” I read the text over and over, contemplating the potential consequences of agreeing to go to dinner with him (henceforth referred to as Jason for anonymity). If it had …

No. 7: The time I wore a crop-top to work

4 Minute Read-Intern Year Day 85: “Honestly, doc, I’m not answering any more questions this morning. You can go,” an ornery 60-something-year-old patient said to me with a dismissive wave of his hand. I usually tried to mirror my patients’ body language and tone to build rapport, but this morning I had probably come in …

No. 5: I gave a patient’s family member my cell phone number

7 Minute Read-Intern Year Day 45: “You are the most phenomenal doctor,” a patient’s sister exclaimed, as she hugged me. It was my first day seeing Mr. C, a 60-something-year-old gentleman admitted after a fall at home. Since being in the hospital, he had been confused on-and-off, resorting to actions such as calling 911 from …

No. 2: The time I chased a half-naked patient down the hallway

6 Minute Read-Intern Year, Day 21: “I don’t know WHO you are! I’m leaving!” “At least let us cover your bottom, sir!” “Please come back to your room, you’re going to fall!” I had been sitting in one of the hospital’s computer rooms around 10PM on a Thursday evening  with the other residents who were …