Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Patient Patience

For our Patient Perspectives program, we get a chance to chat with patients to better understand them before we become physicians. In my case, it gives the patients a chance to make fun of future doctors.

PATIENT: You look too young to be a medical student.
ME: Really? Why do you say that?
PATIENT: You just have a... baby-face, you know?
ME: Because I still have joy for life and haven't yet had my soul crushed?

We had a good laugh together, and as soon as I left I worriedly inspected my face in the restroom mirror. Do I have the face of a baby? Or worse, will I get the nickname Dr. Babyface?