It’s a rule in med school that residents and attendings are not allowed to ask out a medical student while they are overseeing them. Some people ignore that rule.
Now, this event occurred days after my last awkward encounter. This time, I was working in the Psych ER. This was a six hour shift in a room that was maybe 15 by 15 feet with at least 8 people occupying that space at any one time (and sometimes, more).
I was assigned to work with the resident that night, and the first thing I noticed is that there was something…wrong…with his face. Specifically, it looked like he had been attacked by a herd of clawed animals.
Which turned out to be the case.
Resident: My girlfriend just dumped me. She’s a vet. We had 8 cats that she left with me. I was holding one while I was crying and he didn’t want to be held.
Now, I like to think I’m a nice person, so I expressed my condolences. However, that was a mistake.
Resident: So, are you single?
(At this point, I’m wondering why on earth I’m getting asked this twice in one week.)
Resident: You seem like you’d be fun to date. We should get margaritas tomorrow. When are you free?
Now, this guy really wasn’t my type. Plus there was the issue of the 8 cats. Thankfully, I had an excuse up my sleeve!
Me: It’s actually med school policy that we can only have professional relationships with those that oversee us while we work with them.
Resident: Oh come on, no one follows that anyway. Go on a date with me!
I said no. He would not get the hint. He followed me up to the cafeteria when I attempted to escape to get a soda. He followed me around that tiny room. He kept asking. I kept saying no.
Finally, after about an hour of this ridiculousness, the social workers and nurses took pity on me and sequestered me into a corner with at least 2 of them standing guard at any one time.
Get the Hint Pesto Meatballs
just leave me alone so I can eat these! shown with my tomato sauce
- 1 lb ground sirloin
- 1 lb ground veal
- 1 large onion, diced in large chunks
- 2 eggs
- 3/4 c breadcrumbs
- 1/4 c parmesan, grated
- 1/8 c skim milk
- 4 tbsp garlic
- 1/8 c pesto
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- In a blender or food processor, process the onion until smooth.
- In a large bowl, mix together onion slurry, eggs, breadcrumbs, parmesan, milk, garlic, pesto, and pepper.
- Break up the meat in large chunks and add to the other ingredients. Use your hands to combine.
- Coat a baking sheet or roasting pan in aluminum foil (for easier cleanup, but you can skip this step if you’d like).
- Use a cookie scoop to form round balls and evenly space meatballs in your baking sheet or dish.
- Bake for 30-40 minutes or until meatballs are no longer pink in the center (or use a meat thermometer to the ground meat setting).
- Serve with your favorite sauce on pasta or layer with sauce and mozzarella between two pieces of bread for a delicious sub. You could also coat these in your favorite sauce for an appetizer!