The best part of being a 3rd year med student is that you know all the arcane trivial diseases the residents have forgotten. So I’ve been able to make 2 really cool diagnoses, answer a handful of obscure mechanism-of-action questions correctly, and look like a complete idiot the rest of the time.
I fully expect this to become a recurring feature.
The 5 Dumbest Things I’ve Said This Month
5. Resident: So, we could order a head CT, but we know she hasn’t had a stroke or a brain bleed, so what could we possibly see from that?
4. Resident: Wait, why did the patient need a mitral valve replacement?
Me: Because… the patient had… *surreptitiously checks chart* a St. Jude valve.
3. Me: Wow, this is going to be a slow day, huh?
2. Me: On assessment, I’m most concerned with the patient’s morning blood pressure, which was 65 / 71. … wait. Hold on. No.
1. Me: Just in case, shouldn’t we get a stool guiaiac test?.