Question: In the entire medical world, is there anything more satisfying than walking up to a patient and successfully hitting all 5 major tendon reflexes on the first try?
In my head, I blew the smoke off my reflex hammer and twirled it into my lab coat.
In real life, however, I was then supposed to answer questions that showed I knew Actual Facts about reflex arcs – and since a reflex arc is not a lung, that didn’t go so well. (“Reflex Arc? Ah. Well.. there’s a Golgi Tendon Organ there, that’s the thing.” <– my helpful response, courtesy of a $25,000 Neurobiology degree. Excuse me while I sob.)
So I doubt that my anatomy skills will qualify me for neurology – but I might be able to hack it if they invent a subspecialty that involves nothing but reflex testing. THAT WOULD BE AN AWESOME THING.