In your first few weeks of medical school, you know about as much as the average lay-person. While you pick some things up by being in clinic, your usefulness in clinic is severely limited as your diagnosing skills are limited to “broken arm” or “diabetes.” Your only intervention option is empathy.


Title: First Day in Clinic

Medical Student: “So do you have a family history of horrific crush injuries?”

Text: Dave quickly learned that he was of limited utility in the emergency department.