Sorry for the paucity of postings...I've been spending 70% of my time at the hospital learning how to think about sick grown-ups. Medicine has been great so far; the culture is definitely different from peds, but I feel more comfortable in medicine than expected. In peds, the residents almost never wore white coats and had silly colorful toys. In medicine, everyone wears a white coat and the whole setting is slightly more formal, but still comfortable and very dedicated towards nurturing the med students. :-)
This morning, I got a numeric page on the 14th floor of Moffitt, so I called back saying, "this is Stephanie returning a page."
"Stephanie? Stephanie Chang?" the voice said on the other line.
"This is the ICU attending," the voice continued, "and I have to say that I am very disappointed..."
at that point I started experiencing dyspnea...
..."your progress note this morning was horrible..."
...my vitals were HR 99, BP 150/90, RR 22
..."JUST KIDDING, STEPH!"
It was a classmate of mine playing a prank on me. In the hospital.
If I wasn't the victim, I would say that it was genius....