The real doctors will see you in the morning

“Wait, you said you’re a medical student?”

“Yes, I am.”

“I will be seeing a real doctor though, right?”

“Yes, of course!” I smiled, then attempted to defuse his frustration with a quip about getting two opinions for the price of one.

He didn’t laugh, understandably. He was only 25, built like a linebacker, draped in a backwards hospital gown that exposed his unfamiliarity with this environment, among other things. Yet he was here …

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