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A Piece of My Mind
January 3, 2007

A Place in the Sun

Author Affiliations

A Piece of My Mind Section Editor: Roxanne K. Young, Associate Editor.

JAMA. 2007;297(1):17-18. doi:10.1001/jama.297.1.17

“Sunny coastal community. Consultative outpatient practice. Sovereign immunity. No call. Care-free lifestyle. Call the recruiter at 1-800-LEAVING.”

I’d received many invitations of this kind before, and they ended up in the circular file. But today, with the air outside like frozen thistles, I decided to dial the number. I chatted into the voicemail box trying to impress the empty silence with my professional training, clinical expertise, teaching credentials, numerous publications, national reputation, and the indisputable fact that I’m an all-around nice gal.

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