A shining star

At 2AM on Wednesday evening, we were busy trying to keep the premature infant alive. As I was examining the child, I had an epiphany. The medical student I was teaching was not supposed to be in the hospital. It was his night off.

I asked “What are you doing here?”

He replied, “I did not want to leave the child and thought it would be a good learning case”.

For the remainder of the night, I allowed him to perform many of the procedures and taught him at every opportunity. Students like this make the job extremely rewarding.


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