Wednesday, June 18, 2008


As you may know, Lady M and I are sharing quarters with a fellow expatriate Iowan and newly-minted Pediatrics resident, tentatively dubbed the J-Bomb (although it's a little unclear whether this moniker refers to him or his car).

In any case, his incoming intern class got an inspirational talk today from a doctor who told them that it was important to lower their expectations. For example, she said, when she wants to leave the hospital at 5 pm but is disappointed not to leave until 5:30, she just thinks "well, I might not have left until 6." Reasonable enough, thought the J-Bomb. So she went on to say that since the residents won't be going home at all, they should simply give up all of their expectations, and then not going home won't bother them. No expectations, except of course that they should have the highest expectations for their work.

Our man in Peds reports that he and his fellow interns were left uninspired.



At June 19, 2008 at 12:48 AM , Blogger Melinda June said...

Wow! It's like he's working with that Kerry on ER! Life really is like tv!


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