Wayfaring MD

I am a family medicine resident who likes to highlight the hilarious in medicine as I write about patients, medical school, residency, medical missions, and whatever else strikes my fancy.



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In what world does it make sense to re-heat the compresses that were on your groin abscess in the communal microwave?

Resident: What are you doing your presentation on tomorrow?

Me: Diagnosis and treatment of simple and complicated diverticulitis. I have a good case to present of diverticulitis gone horribly wrong.

Resident: Are you going to talk about diverticulosis?

Me: Um, I mean, I’ll probably mention it in my differential and pathogenesis slides.

Resident: Good! Because I’ve been wanting to learn the difference between the two.

Me: