Everyone was excited at the lecture theater, chattering and shouting, especially the girls – extreme enthusiasm overflowing from their heads today, otherwise it would be about myocardial infarction or penicillin that would overflow from a medical student’s head. All in the excitement was the stethoscope – the sexy symbol of a doctor.
I have grown up watching how people were dignified in the white coat with the stethoscope over. And now that I have finally got a steth for myself, I hardly believe that I would be treating patients with him over my shoulder. Well, I must better learn how to use the steth than romanticize about it.