Edited by Roxanne K. Young, Associate Editor.
The familiar scent of antiseptic tickled my nose as I
walked back onto the hospital ward after a 4-year absence. The IV poles
and pumps hung out by the nursing station as they always had.
Stat-summoned translators still scurried to the aid of residents, who
were fumbling through Russian, Farsi, and Spanish, in pursuit of the
requisite, albeit elusive, H&P. The ward clerk had a little less hair
but same smile, especially broad today upon seeing me in my new role of
voluntary teaching attending.
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