My patient’s 5-year old told me about her sex life!

THE ANTIBODY: A super short story series. Teeny-tiny anti-anxiety laughs for tough times. *EPISODE 2* 2 minute read “Can you hurry UP,” my patient growled at me after I asked her a question. Fully clothed, she lay stiffly on the hospital bed, after coming to the emergency department a few hours prior for abdominal pain …

The time Dr. Campbell got hit on by somebody’s grandma

THE ANTIBODY: A super short story series. Teeny-tiny anti-anxiety laughs for tough times. *EPISODE 1* 2 minute read: “HOLD THE ELEVATOR!” Earl shouted, walking faster. Rushing was just a way of life for a resident; there was always something he needed to do. The doors were almost shut when a pearl-bracelet-donning arm shot through them …

No. 20: The time my patient called me a n*gger

7 Minute Read-Intern Year: “Hey, feel free to leave early today; I can write the note on that patient,” I whispered to my co-intern, as the Cardiology attending droned on about a rare EKG finding. I was just arriving to work for the morning, but she had just finished an eventful 28-hour shift in the …

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No. 19: The time I rushed my mom to the hospital… in another continent

8 Minute Read-Intern Year: “I am well... in Jesus name,” came my mom’s soft voice through the phone. She sounded faint, as though she had just run a marathon and was finally laying down to rest.  “What’s wrong, mom?” I asked, knowing that when she said things like this, it usually meant something was not …

No. 18: I got caught dancing during residency interviews

7 minute read-Medical School: He wouldn’t smile at me. No matter how charismatic or funny I thought I was being, his facial expression didn’t change. He was the director of a dermatology program that I was very interested in, and though I was halfway through my 20-minute interview with him, I had not sensed a …

No. 17: The time my patient grabbed me by the crotch

7 minute read-Intern Year: *BEEEEEEP!!!!!!!* My pager went off loudly and I was jolted awake. The metal springs inside my thin mattress and I groaned in concert as I turned over to look at the time. *2:00 AM* This page better be good. I called the number back and croaked “Hello?” when an alert voice …

No. 16: My attending gave me a bad grade… because of my hair

7 minute read-  Medical school: WHAT? An "unsatisfactory” in professionalism? How is that possible??!! I stared at my grade in disbelief. I was used to getting good grades my whole life. Valedictorian in high-school, summa cum laude in college, and then average to slightly above average grades during my first two years of medical school …

No. 15: My patient tried to kill himself

7 minute read- Intern year: “NO! Please don’t! PLEASEEEEE!” came the blood curdling scream of a 16-year-old girl. She was shaking and crying in anticipation of pain, and I couldn’t blame her: the resident taking care of her was about to pull off her fingernail in order to drain a collection of pus in the tip …