Friday, April 02, 2004
( 8:42 AM ) teahouse
My friend A is doing her residency in internal medicine. She told me a funny story yesterday.
Last week her hospital sent her to a federal penitentiary, to give physicals to two male prisoners. The physicals included rectal exams.
This week, she was supposed to go back to the prison to see more patients. But she got sick at the last minute and had to stay home.
So instead, her boss (the attending physician) went over to the prison and filled in for her.
He called her after returning from the prison, totally irate.
"Apparently word got around in the prison that there was an attractive young female doctor giving rectal exams," he lamented. "So when I got there, there was a line out the door. Since you weren't there, I ended up having to give rectal exams to about 100 male prisoners."