Twenty-five years ago a patient changed my life.
I was a brand new intern for overnight calls on the OB service at The Med. During the middle of the night a patient arrived by ambulance. It was one of those true medical emergencies - the kind of thing you might see on a TV show. There was chaos, but a third year resident calmly and skillfully took charge, directing the staff what to do. She looked at me and said, “Go scrub.” ...more