This morning was more no-shows than I’ve had the entire rotation, and it wasn’t even raining. Because of that I got to spend a little more time with the patients that did show up which is always kinda nice. I always feel bad when clinic is busy and I kind of have to cut patients off while their talking or kindly re-direct the conversation to things that are more immediately pertinent to their health (though I truly believe it is all important). It’s always a tough balance because they don’t necessarily see how busy the clinic is, and so when we ~gently~ interrupt them it probably can often come off as a bit rude.
I also got to spend more time just talking to the residents and hearing all the “hot gos” as the young people say regarding the future of the residency programs and some, let’s call… interdepartmental perspectives.