Me: *searches far and wide for new preceptor*
Nurse: *eyes me suspiciously*
Me: Excuse me, is Dr. Preceptor is around?
Nurse: Oh no. His first patient cancelled, so clinic hasn’t started yet.
Me: Okay, thanks – I’ll just wait for him, then.
Me: … Er, excuse me – is Dr. Preceptor in yet, or –
Me: … kay.
Me: … I’ll just be.. in here. The room behind the nurse’s station. Studying. You know, if Dr. Preceptor shows up?
Dr. McOtherguy: Hey! Where’s Dr. Preceptor?
Nurse: Oh, he’s in an emergency surgery, so I cancelled his clinic.
… And then I decided that we medical students – as a group – need an Official Anthem of Outpatient Medicine, and it is this: