July 17th, 2006
|06:59 pm - Ew.|
Today, I witnessed my first rectal exam.
I am now cringing in anticipation of the day I update this thing to say, "Today, I did my first rectal exam."
That was when I realized what being a Doctor really means. People don't just see you as someone who did a lot of school and achieved a high degree, or even as someone who has the power to save lives...you are the COMPLETE STRANGER they trust enough to allow you to put a (gloved) finger up their ass after 2 minutes of introductory pleasantires.
You might laugh, but I feel that's a fairly serious statement.
Unless, of course, you're Steph and terrified of doctors/hospitals and punch out anyone in rage with a medical degree. :P
Current Location: NYC
Current Mood: Trying (and failing) to Study
schaff, i never wanted to see the day where your entry began "today i witnessed my first rectal exam"
but it happened. and that's a fact i'm going to have to face.
haha. i'm taking a vow of soberness soon so we can chill in the city on much more fun terms.
t2ul <---- yeah i just did that
|Date:||July 19th, 2006 02:12 pm (UTC)|| |
there is some truth in that statement... but I don't think it is the medical degree -- I punch nurses too. :)
I felt bad for the patient when I witnessed my first rectal exam. I was one out of four other interns in a small room just observing the doctor shoving two fingers up her ass.