And then, there was the one time this guy walked across Barnes & Noble to chat me up. I was wearing my scrubs as it was just after a shift, and he asked me if I was a nurse. When I told him I was a doctor, he just turned around and walked right off! The resident/intern thing is a confusing thing to try to explain to people, too.
2. What were you like as a teenager?
As a teenager, I remember being frustrated all of the time. I did not ever feel like I fit in with anyone. Most of my friends I had maybe one or two things in common with, but I never really felt close to anyone. During high school, I tended to over-involve myself in all sorts of activities, clubs, and sports. I think that partly stemmed from being bored and trying to find myself. My hometown is kind of bizarre in that it is so small, there weren't really any cliques. I tended to just float from person to person, and never really felt like I fit in. I did a lot of stupid, stupid things to try and please other people that luckily didn't end disastrously. And I didn't date. It was also the kind of environment where everyone knew everyone else's business and I was always too scared to share my feelings.
3. What is the most recent dream that you can remember?
Most recently, I dreamt that a patient was telling me that he had been bitten by a shark. There were bite marks up and down his legs. He denied going to the ocean and said he had been swimming in one of our local lakes. I kept telling him that there was no way that a shark could be in the lake, but he wouldn't believe me. In the dream, I was talking about the patient to an attending and they kept telling me I had to find out the truth. I woke up pretty frustrated from that one.
4. When you run and “get into the zone”, are you a “thinker” or do you just let your mind go blank?
5. Tell us something that you have done, that you would not have thought you would have done in a million years.
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