Sex, Drugs, and Public Health

September 30, 2012

Med School Culture Shock VIII (final)

Filed under: Uncategorized — cbmosher @ 3:50 am

VIII Home Stretch

Over the next three and a half years, although I studied and practiced and followed the Residents on rounds in the hospitals like everyone else, something was changing in how I viewed Medicine. My senior year, I spent three months in a clinic in South America.

“Why down there?” John asked. “You wanna be Dr. Schweitzer instead of Dr. Kildare?”

“Diagnosticians need to know Tropical Diseases, too,” was the best explanation I could mount.

I applied for Internship in California.

“Why California?” John asked again. “We have plenty of good hospitals here.”

That was a little harder to answer. The best I could come up with was:

“The Times, They are a’Changin’.”

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