So I totally spent 3 hours last night learning about lung cancers – which are actually pretty interesting if you completely ignore the histology (sorry, histo fans!) – and it was awesome.
(And by “awesome”, I mean I feel like I can fake my way through a conversation about it now, which is pretty much my ultimate goal with everything in life, so: SUCCESS.)
In other news, today an internist talked to some of us about residency and took questions.
Dr. Prestige: … and that brings us to the end of my residency! Of course, with the new 80 hour work-week regulations, you’ll all have an easier time than I did.
Student: Uh, on that note – I was wondering – it’s just… 80 hours a week is still an awful lot of time.
Dr. Prestige: 80 hours a week? 80 hours a week is nothing. Look, think of it this way – you just go to work from 6am to 6pm. That’s all.
Student: … okay, but – 12 hours a day, plus weekends –
Dr. Prestige: You still get those! You still get every other weekend off.
Student: … Every.. other -?
Dr. Prestige: Well, until you start practicing. Then things get tough.
I know, I know – if you can’t stand the heat, you shouldn’t have spent several thousand dollars applying for the opportunity to get into the kitchen.