Small group sessions are suddenly becoming my favorite.

Preceptor:   Next question:  Why isn’t there a vaccine for Neisseria gonorrheae? Discuss it, write it down, I’ll walk around and check.

A:  Antigenic variation and phase variation, right?

B:  Yep.  Done.

A:  No, wait – N. meningitidis ALSO has antigenic and phase variation – but there’s totally a vaccine for that one.

B:  Well, crap.  I don’t know what the difference is, then.

A:  Cost-effectiveness?  Because gonorrhea can be treated so easily, but meningitis is life-threatening?

B:  YES!  That.

Preceptor:  Let’s see what you guys have… “Cost-effectiveness“?!  What th-?  No.

B:  Damn.  So we’re left with… the fact that gonorrhea affects populations our health-care system traditionally doesn’t care about?

A:  Uh, how do we write that down?

B:  … The Man?

A:  Sounds good.

Preceptor:  *facepalm*  … Antigenic and phase variation, guys.

A:  Not ‘The Man’?

Preceptor:  Not ‘The Man’.

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9 thoughts on “Small group sessions are suddenly becoming my favorite.

  1. My friend’s friend is an ob/gyn and doesn’t offer vbacks (vbak?) to uninsured patients because it’s totally easier to do c-sections for the doc. Answer: The Man.

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