The intern summed up the day’s events nicely: “When the intern gets paged to the OR stat, you know it’s never because things are going well.” [since the only thing one would want an intern for stat is to hold retractors in a case that’s getting out of control]

Similarly, when the junior resident repeatedly scrubs major cases, it’s not because anyone intended it that way, it’s because all the senior people are tied up elsewhere. But it didn’t stop me from enjoying the cases tremendously.