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With great power comes great responsibility.

This quote comes to mind when I think about the new addition in my toolbox. I now have the authority to prescribe narcotics with my triplicate prescription pad. These are highly regulated substances for obvious reasons.

I must ensure that I dispense them appropriately. More crucially though, I must keep my prescription pad safe from theft.

30 grams a day except on Sundays.
Old paediatric saying for average weight gain in an infant.
The paediatric equivalent to the word cancer is autism. The A-word. It is the bad word, the taboo word that no parent wants to hear.
Paediatric attending.

Radiologists have the best jobs. If I could use this Coke can as an example, this is their job in a nut shell:

'I'm worried that this is a Coke can. Is it?'

'Yes, it looks like a Coke can. It might also be a Pepsi can…

'Clinical correlation is required.'

A fellow summarizes his experience with radiology.
All joking aside though Tom, you do look different compared to four weeks ago.
A comment from one of my new residency classmates after a block of internal medicine, where he purposely left it ambiguous.

At the time of being admitted as a member of the medical profession:

I solemnly pledge to consecrate my life to the service of humanity;
I will give to my teachers the respect and gratitude that is their due;
I will practice my profession with conscience and dignity;
The health of my patient will be my first consideration;
I will respect the secrets that are confided in me, even after the patient has died;
I will maintain by all the means in my power, the honour and the noble traditions of the medical profession;
My colleagues will be my sisters and brothers;
I will not permit considerations of age, disease or disability, creed, ethnic origin, gender, nationality, political affiliation, race sexual orientation, social standing or any other factor to intervene between my duty and my patient;
I will maintain the utmost respect for human life;
I will not use my medical knowledge to violate human rights and civil liberties, even under threat;
I make these promises solemnly, freely and upon my honour.

World Medical Association Declaration of Geneva.
It’s in the act of making things that we figure out who we are.
Austin Kleon.
There must be a beginning of any great matter, but the continuing unto the end until it be thoroughly finished yields the true glory.
Sir Francis Drake.
The heart has its reasons which reason knows not.
Blaise Pascal (1623-1662)
There is no possibility for teaching without learning. As well as there is no possibility of learning without teaching.
Paulo Freire